Vista: reformat and reinstall

Vista is the newest operating system from Microsoft's Windows series. Its newness is in no way a guarantee of smooth sailing. In fact we guarantee you'll have to wipe the system clean and reinstall it once a year. Here's a few lessons on how to do that so that Vista works like new.

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This two-part process shows you how to edit your BIOS and then boot from your Vista install DVD, then wipe the Vista partition and put a fresh copy of the operating system on it.

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