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Windows 7: Reinstalling from System Image and want to format C drive

30 Sep 2010   #1
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Reinstalling from System Image and want to format C drive

I've been having all kinds of issues lately so I have decided to do a reinstall with a system image I made after doing an original clean install when I got the pc. I just have a quick question before doing it. I'd like to reformat the C and D drive. Can I do this using the recovery console before I load the system image?


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30 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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30 Sep 2010   #3
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Thanks that helps a lot. My C drive is an SSD though so do any need to do anything different for that?
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30 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No, I've run about 30 "clean all's" on my SSD so far to no ill effects.
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30 Sep 2010   #5
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Thanks. I ended up just having to do a complete clean install with the install CD. Some how my system image got corrupted.
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30 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

What imaging program are you using?
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30 Sep 2010   #7
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

I just used the built one in Windows Backup.

I did have to move it off of my external usb an back onto another one. So maybe it got messed up during that.
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30 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a go at this one, some say it's way better.


Imaging with free Macrium
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30 Sep 2010   #9
wakeboardr116

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Thanks I'll give it a go once I get everything all set up and installed again.
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01 Oct 2010   #10
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

When restoring an image using Macrium, you wouldn't have needed to format. In the recovery process it asks you to located image, and to what partition do you want to replace the image with.

Happy Imaging with Macrium!
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