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Windows 7: format option is disabled

18 Dec 2012   #1
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
format option is disabled

Hello forum.

Im almost about to format my c hard drive,but ive noticed its been partitioned,and not only that
but i dont have the option to format it,its like greyed out.so how do i go on about to format it?

thank you.




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18 Dec 2012   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

You can't format the HDD Windows is installed on while your computer is booted into the OS.
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18 Dec 2012   #3
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hello LittleJay.

So how do I fix this problem?i want to delete windows 7 and then reinstall it.
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18 Dec 2012   #4
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

If all you want to do is reinstall Windows, the installer will format the drive for you during the installation process.
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18 Dec 2012   #5
graphomet

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Ok thanks for that,seems like the most legit way to perfrom a format.

Kind regards.
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18 Dec 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Here is a very handy tutorial to look at SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Jerry
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18 Dec 2012   #7
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graphomet View Post
Ok thanks for that,seems like the most legit way to perfrom a format.

Kind regards.
You are welcome!
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18 Dec 2012   #8
gregrocker

 

Are you aware that you must boot the Win7 installation DVD to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 or Clean Install Windows 7?

Delete all partitions using Drive Options as shown in Steps 6-7 of Clean Install Windows 7
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