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Installing windows from a partition

By michael_keen
Jun 6, 2006
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  1. Hi
    I want to clean my hard drive and the computer does not have any discs and I have been told that all the relevent imfomation is stored on a partition on the hard drive can anyone tell me how to format the hard drive and re install windows etc from the partition

    Michael
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 216

    If you are talking about a recovery partition, then you run that and it will restore your computer to orginal status just like when you bought it.
  3. michael_keen

    michael_keen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi TypeX45
    Thanks for replying. Yes that is what I want to do restore to original status when purchased, As a novice to computers can you advise me on how to do this operation.

    Michael
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Usually you start with Reading The Friendly Manual.

    We can't help you if you don't tell us what kind of computer it is.
  5. michael_keen

    michael_keen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Nodsu

    Thank you for your input. I have been given this computer and have no Manuels be-it friendly or otherwise, I was told you can install from the recovery partition and just wanted to know how to do this procedure

    Michael
  6. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Most of the time it gives you an option like F10 or F11 depending on the model and brand during start up to recover from that partition. Also you can go into the operating system and actually burn some disc with make recovery disc program. This will basically copy that recovery partition to disc and just run the disc. I believe the program is in start>programs.
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Surely there are some markings on the machine, indiating the brand and the type..
  8. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 209

    If you go to rt on My computer - manage - Storage - Disk Management, you will see your recovery partition
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