Re: format hard drive

Posted: 01-09-2009, 09:42 PM
A belated "you're welcome". That has to be one of the best names I've seen
for an application.

"John Barnett MVP" <freelance@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:%2342zbhJZJHA.5772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Pete, I knew it was PC something but couldn't think of the full
> name at the time I replied to the post.
>
> --
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Windows XP Associate Expert
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://www.silversurfer-guide.com
>
> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
> for
> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
> the
> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
> mail/post..
>
>
> "Pete Stavrakoglou" <ntotrr@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:u6vnSdHZJHA.3548@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> The app of which you speak is PC Decrapifier.
>>
>> "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:OwSsjLHYJHA.5336@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> If you are using 'recovery discs' then these will automatically reformat
>>> and re-install Windows Vista for you.
>>>
>>> I can't actually bring the application to mind at the moment, but maybe
>>> someone else will. There is an application that you can download (free I
>>> believe) that you can actually use to remove all the rubbish that OEM's
>>> add to the windows Vista installation. We all get dumped with Norton or
>>> Mcafee and wished we had never seen them.
>>>
>>> Personally, when I purchase a new PC the first thing that I do is
>>> install my retail version of Vista. I do make recovery discs of the
>>> original OEM copy just in case I give the machine away after a few
>>> years, but I much prefer to start with a full retail version of Vista
>>> because I know I can install it on another computer (after my original
>>> one has become no use to me), whereas with an OEM copy it is tied to the
>>> machine it was originally installed on.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> --
>>> John Barnett MVP
>>> Windows XP Associate Expert
>>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>>
>>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>> Web: http://www.silversurfer-guide.com
>>>
>>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of
>>> any
>>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
>>> for
>>> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of
>>> the
>>> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
>>> mail/post..
>>>
>>>
>>> "Peter C" <Peter C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:9DF94A2A-CF1F-49FE-9C33-F2D9987472E4@microsoft.com...
>>>> Thanks John - Actually we got this laptop from my father-in-law after
>>>> ours
>>>> was stolen, so he had a whole whack of additional programs installed by
>>>> the
>>>> vendor which is just eating up memory, space, etc.
>>>>
>>>> Also, the way that he setup the user profiles on the system really
>>>> drive me
>>>> crazy, and I've tried every other way - but formatting - to correct
>>>> them, but
>>>> I can't seem to figure out an easy way to do this via the admin tools
>>>> on
>>>> Vista.
>>>>
>>>> I found the recovery disks last night so I'll be backing up and trying
>>>> the
>>>> formatting method next...
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Peter
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "John Barnett MVP" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Peter,
>>>>>
>>>>> You should have a recovery drive/disc in which you can re-install the
>>>>> operating system. This would remove everything and then re-install
>>>>> Vista.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you are downgrading, i.e., to say Windows XP then, again, assuming
>>>>> you
>>>>> have the CD you can format before you install the operating system
>>>>> using the
>>>>> XP disc.
>>>>>
>>>>> There are also ways of formatting using a floppy disk.
>>>>>
>>>>> While I understand your question, you haven't said what you intend to
>>>>> actually do that requires you to format your hard drive?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> John Barnett MVP
>>>>> Windows XP Associate Expert
>>>>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>>>>
>>>>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>>>>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>>>> Web: http://www.silversurfer-guide.com
>>>>>
>>>>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of
>>>>> any
>>>>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the
>>>>> accuracy,
>>>>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be
>>>>> liable for
>>>>> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
>>>>> of the
>>>>> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
>>>>> mail/post..
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Peter C" <Peter C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:08F2E3C3-8917-4872-9562-52F48787D0B6@microsoft.com...
>>>>> > Hi John - What if you don't have the original Vista DVDs because
>>>>> > Vista
>>>>> > came
>>>>> > pre-loaded on the PC?
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Thanks,
>>>>> > Peter
>>>>> >
>>>>> > ***
>>>>> >
>>>>> > "John Barnett MVP" wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> >> You're Welcome
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> --
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> --
>>>>> >> John Barnett MVP
>>>>> >> Windows XP Associate Expert
>>>>> >> Windows Desktop Experience
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>>>>> >> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>>>> >> Web: http://www.silversurfer-guide.com
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty
>>>>> >> of any
>>>>> >> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the
>>>>> >> accuracy,
>>>>> >> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be
>>>>> >> liable
>>>>> >> for
>>>>> >> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising
>>>>> >> out of
>>>>> >> the
>>>>> >> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
>>>>> >> this
>>>>> >> mail/post..
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> "Walter Goldschmidt" <wgold@woh.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>>> >> news:ggpe07$vm4$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>>>> >> > Thanks for the information.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > --
>>>>> >> > Walt
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>>>>> >> > news:eJcCaUYUJHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>>> >> >> Insert the Vista DVD into your DVD drive and reboot your PC.
>>>>> >> >> Allow the
>>>>> >> >> setup to run and follow the instruction in this article from my
>>>>> >> >> website:
>>>>> >> >> http://vistasupport.mvps.org/format_..._vista_dvd.htm
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> --
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> --
>>>>> >> >> John Barnett MVP
>>>>> >> >> Windows XP Associate Expert
>>>>> >> >> Windows Desktop Experience
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>>>>> >> >> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>>>> >> >> Web: http://www.silversurfer-guide.com
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No
>>>>> >> >> warranty of
>>>>> >> >> any
>>>>> >> >> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the
>>>>> >> >> accuracy,
>>>>> >> >> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not
>>>>> >> >> be
>>>>> >> >> liable
>>>>> >> >> for
>>>>> >> >> any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages
>>>>> >> >> arising out
>>>>> >> >> of
>>>>> >> >> the
>>>>> >> >> use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed
>>>>> >> >> in this
>>>>> >> >> mail/post..
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> "Walter Goldschmidt" <wgold@woh.rr.com> wrote in message
>>>>> >> >> news:ggpbr7$8f4$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>>>> >> >>> How do you format the hard drive?
>>>>> >> >>>
>>>>> >> >>> --
>>>>> >> >>> Walt
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>>
>>
>>

Re: format hard drive


Responses to "Re: format hard drive"

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Format Hard drive? imagineluke Windows Vista Hardware & Devices 2 02-12-2008 04:59 AM
Hard Drive Format Luc Windows XP Embedded 1 10-06-2004 02:21 PM
Setup Disc for XP Format error, hard drive won't format correctly Carey Frisch [MVP] Windows XP Setup 0 07-29-2004 02:12 PM
How to re-format my hard drive in WIN XP Katie Windows XP Hardware 7 02-09-2004 04:03 AM
how can i format hard drive in xp jim Windows XP Help & Support 3 12-21-2003 09:56 PM