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Windows 7: Reinstalling windows7 using SSD

22 Mar 2012   #1

win 7 pro x64
 
 
Reinstalling windows7 using SSD

I am trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro on a SSD that I want to be mainly a boot drive + the game I play EVE on it.

My 1st attempt to create the bootable drive I made some mistakes and wound up making it unbootable (states user file is corrupted cannot logon)
Now I am at the point where I need to reinstall windows 7 from the CD (cannot load windows), and trying to find out is: What I am supposed to do to the SSD drive?
When I get to “Where do you want to install windows” option:
1. Do I Delete it, Format it, or just install windows over the previous corrupted version?(those are the 3 options I’m given)
2. Being its an SSD is it better to pull out the SSD put it into another computer and use some type of wiping software do to degradation? Or is that no longer needed with newer SSD’s and Windows 7?
3. Can I use the same product key as before?( I went to Fry's and the person there stated I will need a new key)
Thanks in advance

Win 7pro
SSD: corsair force 3 120gb

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