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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 over Ubuntu

29 Dec 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

A delete and format is not at all the same thing, not even close.

A Windows "clean all" marks the entire HDD as unallocated space and writes zeroes to every sector, over-writing any and all data of any kind still there.


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29 Dec 2010   #12
LisaZ

Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
When you delete it is pretty much the same thing as format. Just select the correct Hard drive formatted or not and let the Windows installer handle the rest. There is no need to over complicate things her or "secure delete" just wastes time. All you should have to do is delete every partition until the drive only shows one. Well if you only have one physical hard drive in the computer.

Ah, well, I've already complicated things for myself by following Barefoot's instructions. Oh well, it should only tke like an hour or so.

Thanks everyone... I think I've got it for now.
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29 Dec 2010   #13
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
A delete and format is not at all the same thing, not even close.

A Windows "clean all" marks the entire HDD as unallocated space and writes zeroes to every sector, over-writing any and all data of any kind still there.
A technical distinction between the two is not required for this. The OP is not a technical person nor does the OP need anything more then to delete the existing partitions. One single step form the OP is required nothing more. The Windows Installer will handle the rest, including creating the partitions.
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29 Dec 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LisaZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
When you delete it is pretty much the same thing as format. Just select the correct Hard drive formatted or not and let the Windows installer handle the rest. There is no need to over complicate things her or "secure delete" just wastes time. All you should have to do is delete every partition until the drive only shows one. Well if you only have one physical hard drive in the computer.

Ah, well, I've already complicated things for myself by following Barefoot's instructions. Oh well, it should only tke like an hour or so.

Thanks everyone... I think I've got it for now.
Don't be fooled, a format does nothing at all.
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30 Dec 2010   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

you must use the Clean All command, All Linux code must be deleted.

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