How To Wipe Out Vista Laptop For New Install
Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:26 AM
If you have the Vista disc all you need to do is boot to the disc and perform a "Custom" install. That will wipe the drive and do a clean install.
If your laptop has a recovery partition (which I don't think a five-year-old Dell has, but I'm not sure), you can boot to it when the computer is starting and it will be taken back to factory fresh condition, just follow the prompts.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:45 AM
Do you have a system restore disk from Dell or a MS Windows Vista disk?
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:38 AM
Boot & Nuke!!! You put the CD in the optical drive & boot from it. It will complete wipe your HD. As I recall, there are various methods. All you need is a basic wipe. If you do a Military Grade wipe, it will take Hours!
Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:13 AM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:36 AM
Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
Press a key when you are prompted.
Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
Click Custom Install