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Windows 7: Reformatting PC with OEM windows 7 disc?


16 Aug 2013   #1

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Reformatting PC with OEM windows 7 disc?

would really appreciate it if anyone can help me with reformatting my pc.
when i place my oem disc into the tray, it only gives me 2 option and none of which i tried lets me do a reformat... and i think i installed windows on both C and D drives.. 2 os installed? :s11:

is there a fix for that too? thx for the help!













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17 Aug 2013   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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17 Aug 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Mager some system specs would be nice mate and just how many drives do you have in the machine as D: is usually allocated to the optical drive??
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17 Aug 2013   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

In the "where do you want to install" window I have a choice of formatting the drive)s). Odd that yours does not.

You can down load a bootable partition iso, burn to cd. Partition Magic is what I use.

D/L a Win 7 iso, you have a CoA. A non oem iso may give you a different choice and allow you to format before install.
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17 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Looks like you are running the OEM DVD from a booted Windows system. If so then you cannot format, that's like cutting off the limb of the tres you're standing on!

Boot the DVD, then you should have all the options.

Good tutorial here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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17 Aug 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Looks like you are running the OEM DVD from a booted Windows system. If so then you cannot format, that's like cutting off the limb of tress you're standing on!

Boot the DVD, then you should have all the options.

Good tutorial here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Exactly, it even says, "To make changes to partitions, restart windows from the installation disc."

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18 Aug 2013   #7
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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

During the booted install, select custom then at the drive selection screen to delete all HD partitions to get the cleanest install. You can then create and Format New partition(s) as desired, or just click Next and the installer will create your install partition and begin install.

More tips for how to get a perfect install in the tutorial Rich and Derek linked, including anything you might have forgotten to check one more time before wiping out the old install.
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