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Windows 7: How to format my Hard Drive?

01 Jun 2015   #1
Vishal Hardeo

Windows 7 64bit, Windows 8 64bits
 
 
How to format my Hard Drive?

I have a 500GB WD Blue Hard Drive doing nothing, so i decided to use it as storage instead to go buy a new Hard Drive, it currently was a boot drive with windows 7 professional on it, so i was wondering how could i completely format it and get rid of everything to use it as my secondary storage?


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01 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can just delete the partition in Disk Management, and create a new one. However, if you face problems you can use Partition Wizard free bootable.

The pagefile.sys on it may fool the current OS. See how it goes.
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02 Jun 2015   #3
MightyMiroWD

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there.

I would suggest to simply reformat the hard drive via Disk Management, or you can follow what GokAy suggested and use Disk Management where you can delete both partitions, create New of the size you want, and lastly format.

Here's a KB article with the steps how to format the HDD:

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Hope this helps and cheers!
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02 Jun 2015   #4
Vishal Hardeo

Windows 7 64bit, Windows 8 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MightyMiroWD View Post
Hi there.

I would suggest to simply reformat the hard drive via Disk Management, or you can follow what GokAy suggested and use Disk Management where you can delete both partitions, create New of the size you want, and lastly format.

Here's a KB article with the steps how to format the HDD:

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Hope this helps and cheers!

Thanks alot! it worked
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