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Windows 7: How do i use the windows 7 DVD to JUST format a HDD?

25 Oct 2009   #1

vista
 
 
How do i use the windows 7 DVD to JUST format a HDD?

i just need to reformat and install xp back on

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25 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
i just need to reformat and install xp back on
You can do this during the XP installation. You don't need the 7 DVD to do it.
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25 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
i just need to reformat and install xp back on
You can do this during the XP installation. You don't need the 7 DVD to do it.
But he probably want's to do just the formatting part itself with the Windows 7 DVD just for the fun of it.

But i don't think it's possible, you ether use the XP disc or you just download a distro of Linux that lets you do it.
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25 Oct 2009   #4

vista
 
 

no, i dont have a cdr to burn the xp, only dvdr
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25 Oct 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
no, i dont have a cdr to burn the xp, only dvdr
Then you can just burn the small XP CD onto a DVD. It is kind of a waste of the extra 4GB of space, bbut hey, in the end it works...
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25 Oct 2009   #6

vista
 
 

nero wont allow me !! i need to make it bootable
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25 Oct 2009   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
nero wont allow me !! i need to make it bootable
I always use ImgBurn and it lets me do things like this. Maybe ImgBurn will work better in this situation for you.

I used ImgBurn to create my install DVD that i just installed Windows 7 with this morning!
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25 Oct 2009   #8

vista
 
 

ah lol , forget to select the DVD output !!

cheers
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by infested999 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
i just need to reformat and install xp back on
You can do this during the XP installation. You don't need the 7 DVD to do it.
But he probably want's to do just the formatting part itself with the Windows 7 DVD just for the fun of it.

But i don't think it's possible, you ether use the XP disc or you just download a distro of Linux that lets you do it.
This might not be possible anymore, but in the "old days", you could go to the DOS Shell and just type FORMAT C: Does that still work?
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25 Oct 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by infested999 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post

You can do this during the XP installation. You don't need the 7 DVD to do it.
But he probably want's to do just the formatting part itself with the Windows 7 DVD just for the fun of it.

But i don't think it's possible, you ether use the XP disc or you just download a distro of Linux that lets you do it.
This might not be possible anymore, but in the "old days", you could go to the DOS Shell and just type FORMAT C: Does that still work?
Good idea :P

But then you still need to get DOS. DOS usually comes with a boot cd which usually comes on a cd rom now a days so he is back where he started...
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