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How to reformat (XP)

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Published on Apr 11, 2009

Windows XP: http://youtu.be/hKVQ58NpqR8
Windows 8: http://youtu.be/uJ6_aB7lO5U

Reformatting is when you wipe everything off your computer and start again. It can be used to get rid of viruses, or just to speed your computer up again, just as it was when you first got it.

YOU NEED THE XP DISC IN THROUGHOUT THIS TUTORIAL

I recommend only trying this out if you have nothing to lose, and I don't want to be held responsible for any problems that may arise. It's not my problem if you wipe your hard drive, only to find you don't have an XP disc.

It looks really complicated. I'll split it up into three sections; Bios, reformat, installation. All three will require about 10 clicks. Philip.

*BIOS is used to set up the computer so that it'll boot from the XP CD
*REFORMAT is used to delete the stuff on your computer
*INSTALLATION is used to install XP again.

Yes, I see the irony in a computer fixing tutorial on youtube.

After this video, you'll need to install...
*Motherboard drivers (If you can't connect to the internet, or if you have built in sound or graphics)
*Graphics drivers (if you have an ATI or Nvidia dedicated graphics card)
*Sound drivers (If you have a Sound Blaster card or similar)
*Antivirus + firewall software (If you don't, I recommend these four, together; AVG, Spyware Blaster, Spybot Search and Destroy, Adaware)
*Microsoft Office (Or Open Office, which is free)
*Chrome / what ever you like to use to browse the internet.

Check out my channels:
● 3kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/3kliksphilip
● 2kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/2kliksphilip
● kliksphilip: https://www.youtube.com/kliksphilip

Other information you might like:
● Website: http://3kliksphilip.com
● Twitter: https://twitter.com/3kliksphilip
● PC Specs: Intel 6300 @ 2.6 Ghz, 8 GB RAM, Radeon 4850 512 GB.

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