How to dump it

By grindnutkick
Jan 22, 2008
  1. first hello im new to this forum, ok back to business i have a pretty decent knowledge of computers and well my brother in law obtained this free computer from a friend and well it is just a older dell with xp on it and a bunch of junk ranging from games to saved picture files .. and it is so lagged down it wont barly even run is there anyway i can just dump the whole computers hard drive and then just like re insert the start up disk in and make it like a new computer again or what? please help me and kinda dumb it down for me :) not to good with all the terms :D
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    You'd need the System Restore disk(s) OR a full install disk of Windows. If you have the restore disks just boot off of them and follow the directions on screen. If you have a Windows disk, boot from that and when you select where to install you can choose to format and install.
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