New to Vista Setup is a more graphic disk configuration phase.
Here, you can perform various disk-related tasks, including resizing partitions.
|Secret: If you are performing a clean install on a previously used machine, we advise you to format the disk during this step to ensure that none of the cruft from your previous Windows installation dirties up your new Windows Vista install. You don't actually need to format a new disk. If you attempt to install Windows Vista on an unformatted disk, Setup will simply format the disk to its maximum capacity, automatically.|
How to perform a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista
Starting a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista
Continuing with a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista
Completing a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista
This was first published in April 2007