Quote: Originally Posted by XxsoulwolfxX
Just out of curiosty wouldent formating the main drive that has the current OS on it cause your system to shut down and not do anything
or get a bllue screen or a softrware error ?
Formatting your system drive would indeed render your computer inoperable, but it won't prevent you installing another operating system.
It is your BIOS settings that decides the boot order and providing it is set up to boot from your CD/DVD drive all you need do is insert your Windows DVD, reboot and watch for the prompt to tap any keyboard key to boot into your Windows DVD.
At this stage, it doesn't matter whether anything is on your hard drive or whether it's just a blank drive, you'll be able to install Windows on it.