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21 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Problem installing windows 7

Hello! I once installed ubuntu 10.10 on my hard drive to play around with it and now i want to go back to windows but i can't.I insert my windows 7 install cd press setup windows and i choose the hard drive i had also installed ubuntu 10.10 but it won't let me install it there because it says it needs a NTFS hard drive.I can't click the format option for some reason on that specific hard drive.What can i do?Any help appreciated

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21 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

You need to destroy the old partition and file system, then recreate a primary partition.|MG| GParted Live 0.4.5-2 Download
Have a read, download, problem gone!
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21 Jan 2011   #3
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello smeagol, welcome to Seven Forums!



Doing a wipe (secure erase) to the Hard Disk Drive is the best course of action but you don't need 3rd party S/W to do it, the Windows 7 installation media will do it natively; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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21 Jan 2011   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


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