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Format target partition

Reinstall Vista to a Non-boot Partition

Format a non-boot partition. I chose the Vista Ultimate Apps partition, disk 0 partition 3 to reinstall Vista. That is the perfect partition to choose because the apps would have to be reinstalled anyway and the partition is large enough. The format is destructive so you need to choose a partition that you have already backed up and can temporarily use. Reinstall Vista.

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By Alan Norton

Alan Norton began using PCs in 1981, when they were called microcomputers. He has worked at companies like Hughes Aircraft and CSC, where he developed client/server-based applications. Alan is currently semi-retired and starting a new career as a wri...