What is a best way to reformat a laptop...

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  1. hondaluva

    hondaluva likes free hugs...

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    When you don't have a the windows disk that came with it?

    My gf needs her laptop reformatted, and she dosen't have it.

    Should i locate a windows disk for her or something? Any other ideas?
     
  2. DatacomGuy

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    Best bet is getting a windows CD.
     
  3. mdaniel

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    It should have a CD key on the back. All you need is a plain vanilla OEM version of Windows that's the same as the key. Boot off the CD, delete the existing partition, and load a fresh Windows. But before you start, be sure to do to the manufacturer's web site and download all the drivers for her laptop and stick them on a CD or thumb drive.
     
  4. MrMan

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    Did she buy the laptop new or used? If used... if you re-format, then you cannot re-install Windows. If new, check if Windows was installed in a hidden partition.
     

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