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Windows 7: Secure erase ssd but don’t quick format before installing windows 7

26 Jul 2012   #1
Stevensnz

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Secure erase ssd but don’t quick format before installing windows 7

What happens if you secure erase ssd to remove all data but donít quick format before installing widows 7 ? Will widows 7 format the drive during installation ?


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26 Jul 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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I've never done a secure erase, but you don't need a secure erase to wipe a drive.

You can delete and make partitions as you see fit as part of the install, during the install.

Windows formats partitions as needed to complete the installation. I don't think you specifically ever have to ask it to format anything.
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26 Jul 2012   #3
TVeblen

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Just keep in mind that Windows Installation will format the disk and create one big partition across the entire drive to install Windows on (in addition to a small 100MB System Reserved partition), if you do not use the advanced options to create a partition of a size you choose.

This can cause (3rd party correctable) problems if you try and shrink the drive after installation to create any new partitions.

Best to plan ahead.
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27 Jul 2012   #4
Stevensnz

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Thanks, I thought that but just want to make sure. I'm new to SSD's
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