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Windows 7: Create Win7 installation on new disc and remove old Win7 install


06 Jun 2011   #1

Win7 64bit
 
 
Create Win7 installation on new disc and remove old Win7 install

Scenario is I have a new sata3 SSD drive on which I want to install Windows 7. The PC has an existing build of Windows 7 on a different disc which i want to reformat & use for data. I tried this previously and ended up with a dual booting system. Trying to remove the old Windows 7 installation and format that disc created much trouble so now I'm starting again.

Can someone tell me please how to:
1. Install Windows 7 on the new SSD disc (I'm assuming this will work ok as I've done it before),
2. Have the system recognise only the new Windows 7 installation at boot & not the old Windows 7 installation so I don't have to select which OS to use,
3. Reformat the old Windows 7 disc and remove any boot references that it might hold.

Thanks!



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06 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Only have the SSD connected when you install the new OS.

Then connect your old drive, boot into your new installation and format the old drive.

All done.
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06 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 64bit
 
 

Wow that was quick! Thanks.

So i won't have a problem reformatting the old disc afterwards?
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06 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

None at all....right click, Format.
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06 Jun 2011   #5

Win7 64bit
 
 

That's too easy after all the trouble I've had . Will try it tonight & see how it goes. Thanks for your help!
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06 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Absolutely! Just be sure the old drive is not connected while you are installing. And when you do connect it, check the BIOS to be sure you are booting from the new drive, not the old one.
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