well congrats on moving:) i hear the weather is nice in arizona
about fable, im not familliar with that game( i know the name not the game) so i cannot help you wait that but youre friend is always welcomed in the main site where the requirments and the can i run it tool is there for his convenience.
third thing is that wiping youre hard drive clean is really simple.(if you want to delete everything on it,including personal files and all fo that stuff) just put in a cd with any windows install(xp/vista/7, but 7 is recommended) and in there its pretty simple , if its a windows xp install a blue screen will apear and it will ask you if you want to format ,say yes and choose the quick NTFS.
if its vista/7 a reguler screen will apear and it will give you the list of your partitions in the hard drive , just pick C drive and click on format.
this will delete everything and the windows install will begin right after that automaticlly
if you need any help yorure welcome to ask in here or add me up on skype (ill send you my contact's name in a private message if you want to)