People are starting to realize that the internet has provided a wealth of information for free. One of the most popular subjects about computers is how to format your computer using a Windows XP cd.
The local computer repair guy probably does not want the average computer user to know how to format a computer, however, sorry guys, the information is out there!!!
If you go to Google and type in "how to format a computer using a Windows XP cd" you will find that this page comes in at number two.. How To Format a Computer Using a Windows XP disc.
Why has it come in above Microsoft Windows Xp's own page.... Well, for one thing, it is probably much easier to understand than the complicated tech talk on the Microsoft Website. Not saying that the Micosoft Windows site is not useful, because it is.
If you type in "how to format a computer" Microsoft does not even make it into the top 10. However How To Format a Computer Using a Windows XP disc comes in at number 11.
These stats may change, however I strongly suggest that you check out this page if you are looking at formatting your computer yourself. In fact there is an entire "how to" Format Windows XP menu available.