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How would you format a win2k machine if you dont have the original OS win2k CD?

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by:Luc Franken
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Hi university1,

You don't. You will need to have a legal win2k cd-rom with a licence.

Greetings,

LucF
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello university1 =)

Well u don't need a Win2k CD to "FORMAT" a machine, u need it if u want to "Reinstall" Windows 2000 ;-)

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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How would you format it? Because I want to install XPpro on it?

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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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just insert teh WInXP cd, and power on the system, it will boot form the WinXp CD, adn u will have the option to foramt the drive.
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But remember to set the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot form the CD first,
For more inforamtion have a look at this site,

HOW TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL OF XP:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
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