Quote: Originally Posted by edwar
Greg could you clarify what you said above. I don't get it.
Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.
Yes, sorry it's a pet peeve of mine.
Every day we have users refer to "formatting" Windows 7 as though this describes the entire Clean Install process, when in reality it is only one trivial step in the process - which as explained can even be skipped since the installer will format for you if you forget to do it, even if you delete or repartition beforehand using the installers Custom>Drive Options.
I probably shouldn't have gotten into it but it is a constant annoyance: describing a Clean Reinstall or a Clean Install as a "format" which is like describing a house as a staircase.