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Emerald Isle

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A quick question.
Does formatting the hard drive clear the registry??
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Major Payne

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You betcha! You'll lose all data and files so backup what you want to keep. Make sure you have a good install CD as you will have to re-install your version of Windows. If your install CD is just an upgrade, then you will have to install the version of Windows which is a full install before upgrading.

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