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Laptop reformat

nevglufc
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Posts: 20
Registered: 01-08-2007

Laptop reformat

Hi,
I am fairly new to this game and have a dell laptop that I want to reinstall win media centre on.

Once I have formatted the hard drive, what are the next steps anyone please, as I do not have a floppy drive. :?:
Thanks
Nev
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Laptop reformat

As Windows MC will be on CD/DVD you should simply have to:

Boot off the CD and select the option to format the Hard Drive
Install Windows.
Install other stuff like Firewall AntiVirus (off CD - make sure you've got them downloaded first).

Once you've set up firewall and antivirus then you can connect to the internet.... DO NOT do it the other way round as it only takes a few minutes for an unprotected Windows PC to get compromised.

I've not had a computer for 3 years that had a floppy drive.