Full Format when installing vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by BigCol, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Is it possible to carry out a full format when installing vista? I installed vista on my pc and formatted my hd through the advanced options but that format seemed very quick. Is it possible to carry out a full format and if so, how??
     
  2. RomanS

    RomanS MDL Novice

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    It is not possible unless the Vista installer is modified for that purpose. Frankly, I too noticed the quick formatting only and I stlll wonder why they did it that way. To force quick installation ?

    I personally do not find it a problem and long-format Vista partition before booting the installation setup.
     
  3. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    The only way I can think of to get round it is install xp but do the full format and then reinstall vista. Thats the only way I can think of but could be pointless just using one operating system as a format tool before installing another. It was just something I noticed and was curious about.
     
  4. x64

    x64 MDL Novice

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