help with reformatting

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  1. huangsta

    huangsta OT Supporter

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    my brother gave me his comp and i want to reformat it because it has too much junk on it. it's an xp pro machine... i have the product key but i do not have an xp pro cd. is there anyway i can do this?
     
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    ...you will need to get a Windows XP disk from somewhere or else you will have a blank drive with no OS!
     
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    If its a pre-made system, like something from HP or Dell, odds are the hd is partitioned and you'll be able to format it back to "factory settings." If not, you'll need a copy of an OS, which aren't too expensive if you get an OEM copy off Newegg.
     

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