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Formating C drive with windows xp half installed


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I have a new comp and i accedently put in my windows xp home install disk in (but i wanted too install microsoft office edition 2003 basic) so i continued the install until it went too the area where u need too put in the serial number and i dont have a serial number for that disk. So now i want too erase my C drive and install my Ms office basic 2003, but i cant figure out how too erase my c drive. any help would be appreciated
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You then have the problem of no product key for XP
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I know but i want too know how too format my C: Drive, and iv tried using a ms-dos disk
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Use this

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

The boot order needs to be whichever you choose from floppy or CDR, choose a long format option, possibly 8 hours, when you install XP, use the long format option for NTFS, check it is creating a RAW1 partition on C, if the drive letter is any different, press the reset button, delete any partition it created then it will default to C

Please be sure to understand this will remove everything on the PC, data and programmes etc, and that you will need a valid product key to install

Legally, the product key should be on a sticker attached to the PC tower
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