17. Format A Partition Using The Vista DVD
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You can format a partition using either the Disk Management Console or you can use the Windows Vista DVD to achieve the same result.
To use the Vista DVD proceed as follows:
1/ Switch on your PC.
2/ Quickly insert the Vista DVD into your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
3/ A message will appear asking you to 'Press any key to boot from CD/DVD.
4/ Press any key.
5/ A black screen will now appear with a progress bar along the bottom. The legend say's Windows is loading files.
6/ After the files have been loaded the Language screen will appear.
7/ Select your language from the list and press Next.
8/ At the Installation screen press the Install Now button.
9/ The product key window will now open.
10/ Type your product key number into the available box and then press OK.
11/ The End user Licence Agreement now appears. You must accept this to continue.
12/ The next screen to appear is Where do you want to install Windows.
13/ At the bottom of this window you will see an option marked Drive options (Advanced), click on this option.
14/ In this Window select the partition you wish to Format from the list available and then click Format option link.
15/ A message will now appear informing you that all data will be destroyed. Click OK to proceed.