The arrangement of data for storage or display, also used as a term to empty a partition.

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Installing Vista via Bootable USB created on an XP computer

I am trying to install Windows Vista on my laptop in which the CD drive no longer works. I decided I would install via USB flash drive. On that same laptop I created my bootable flash drive, vLited it ...
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Is it possible to format my iMac's drive and re-install everything?

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Why can't I format a 10 GB partition in Windows 7?

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Vista/Windows 7 Dual Boot - Format Vista Partition

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I have an HDD [IDE connected through a USB case] with some damaged areas. Windows [Vista] format fails. I was given to understand that Low Level format is mostly for older drives and might not work on ...
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How do I convert a Mac OS Filemaker 2 database to a recent FM or Bento db, preserving the relations and field data types

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Should I choose 'Format' or 'Format (Quick)' when installing Windows XP?

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