question about windows install

i have a question about removing everything from your computer before installing the operating sysyem? what do you have to do to erase everything? i forgot, its been awhile.

Its usually good to clean slate it

I'm a little anal and use whats called a debug, don't worry about that

just remember

fdisk, format, install.

fdisk meaning you delete and remake your partition(s)

format c:\ (don't use the /q command)

install :)

If you want a good word of advice, go to and find "windows borg edition" download that and burn it to a DVD and install windows that way. Already hardened, all the goodie programs cracked (nero, firewalls, virus, etc., everything) patched, photoshop, firefox, etc., all the shit that usually takes a day or two to install and crack patch properly.