Easy question on reformat

By jackandcokce
Mar 14, 2008
  1. Hey I need to reformat. I only have a Microsoft office cd. Can I reformat with this?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    Microsoft Office is not a Microsoft OS.

  3. jackandcokce

    jackandcokce TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks very much for the quick reply, I wish I knew something about computers :S
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    No problem...

    You can learn the basics pretty easily. Go take a night course in your neighborhood, or get a book or two. Hell, just spend an hour a day reading online.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You need one of five things:

    1. A Windows install Disc (ie Windows Xp CD)
    2. A Restore Disc (Many companies now use Restore discs - this disc is intended to Restore Windows + drivers + applications)
    3. A Restore partition (Many computers sold now, have Windows restore partition actually on your Hard Drive. Usually accessible by hitting a specific key upon your computer startup).
    4. Contact your computers manufacture to get a Restore disc
    5. Buy a Windows CD !
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