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Formatting Windows Vista!

Discussion in 'Software' started by oush, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. oush

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    Hi, iv just installed Windows Vista Ultimate for the first time and i noticed something, when you format it, it only takes maximum 10 secounds.. where as in XP it takes at least 20 minutes.. why is this? New Technology?? Someone explain please.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Probably doing a quick format rather than a normal one. A quick format doesn't do anything but reset the file allocation table... a normal format will zero everything on the drive out.
     
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    unfortunatley vista does not give you the option of choosing quick format or just a normal format...
     
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    A quick format should do you just fine. If you wanted a full format, you could do that with a boot disk and the format command... or slave the disk to a working system and format it there.
     
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