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How To Clean Install Windows XP (Part 1 of 4)


7 of 10

Delete the Existing Windows XP Partition
Deleting a partition during the Windows XP setup process

Windows XP Clean Install - Step 7 of 34

In this step, you will delete the main partition on your computer - the space on the hard drive that your current Windows XP installation has been using.

Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight the line for the C: drive. It probably says Partition1 or System though yours may be different. Press D to delete this partition.

Warning: This will remove all of the information on the drive that Windows XP is currently on (your C: drive). Everything on that drive will be destroyed during this process.

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