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Windows 7: Deleteing 2 OEM parition and format HELP!

29 Dec 2011   #11
xJay

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OEM OS Recovery.

What will that do?


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29 Dec 2011   #12
theog

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Reinstall the OS.
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29 Dec 2011   #13
xJay

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Reinstall as in getting my vista or windows 7 back?

I upgraded vista to windows 7
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29 Dec 2011   #14
xJay

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If i format my C: drive will it go back to vista and i have to install it again?
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29 Dec 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

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It says free space %100 on both and 1.50gb free space and 10gb free space
See the rest of my response, which you did not quote.
Files, information of what?
Those partitions are probably not really empty.

They may contain boot files.

They may contain files necessary to restore your PC to factory specifications.

I'd find out if they are really empty.

But yes, you can delete them, if you don't care about restoring your PC and if you have a valid Windows 7 installation disc. It might affect your warranty as well.
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29 Dec 2011   #16
xJay

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See the rest of my response, which you did not quote.
Files, information of what?
Those partitions are probably not really empty.

They may contain boot files.

They may contain files necessary to restore your PC to factory specifications.

I'd find out if they are really empty.

But yes, you can delete them, if you don't care about restoring your PC and if you have a valid Windows 7 installation disc. It might affect your warranty as well.

What if i were to format my oem parition?
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29 Dec 2011   #17
ignatzatsonic

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What if i were to format my oem parition?
Well, you would lose any information on that OEM partition and you would be unable to do whatever that partition was designed to do. It has some purpose. It's up to you to find out what that is.
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29 Dec 2011   #18
xJay

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ok, my laptop is orginally windows vista and i upgraded to windows 7, valid windows 7 disc,
I want to format my laptop completely like its brand new it just came in.
Do i format only the C: or all OEM parition and C:
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29 Dec 2011   #19
theog

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Reinstall as in getting my vista or windows 7 back?

I upgraded vista to windows 7
Unknown to us, your spec's say OS 64 bit.

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29 Dec 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

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Ok, my laptop is orginally windows vista and i upgraded to windows 7, valid windows 7 disc,
I want to format my laptop completely like its brand new it just came in.
Do i format only the C: or all OEM parition and C:

What exactly do you mean by "brand new it just came in"???

When you bought it, it had OEM partitions. If you want to replicate the condition on the day you bought it, then you would have to keep the OEM partitions--since they were on it the day "it just came in".

On the other hand, if you want to completely clean the hard drive, you would have to delete the OEM partitions.

What exactly are you trying to do?
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