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Chapter 40. Replacing, Upgrading, or Add... > Preparing Your Drives for Software

Preparing Your Drives for Software

Before you can install files and software onto your new drive, you must create one or more disk partitions using FDISK or a similar utility and format the drive. A partition is nothing more than a defined area on your hard disk that you use to store files.

Using FDISK to Create a Disk Partition

If you use FDISK (which is stored on a DOS system disk that you can make by inserting a blank diskette in your drive, starting Windows Explorer, right-clicking over the disk drive, selecting the Format command, and selecting the System option before starting the format), you simply start up your computer using your DOS disk, and then start FDISK by typing FDISK at the DOS prompt.


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