Installing A Workstation > Pre-Install


Whether new or used, a workstation needs preparation before you install Windows (or a prepared image of Windows) on it.

Also called low-level formatting, this completely clears a hard disk.
You can divide a hard disk to hold more than one operating system. This is called partitioning, and you use FDISK for this task.
Formatting prepares a hard disk partition to hold Windows files using FORMAT.
Imaging copies a hard disk to a network server and vice versa. Here is how Novell ZENWorks Imaging does it.

© 2003 by Andy West. Written 26 November 2003.