Do not install Vista on a production or primary home computer. If this is a
test box you do not need to format anything ahead of time. Choosing Custom
Installation will lead to a clean installation. If you want to format you
can do so from the Advanced Options on the Setup screen where you choose the
target partition. Please review recent threads in this ng for tips.
If XP is running on your test box you should download and run the Upgrade
Advisor to identify hardware issues and driver
"Tip" <Tip@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> It said in the documentation that only upgrade of XP was possible, that
> other version will require a clean installation. I have XP, but I still
> a complete clean installation. If I format the C: drive will the
> program still kick off from the DVD after I do that? or does it give me
> option to do a clean one anyway?