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Windows 7: format hard drive using upgrade

19 Feb 2011   #1
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
format hard drive using upgrade

i have a retail upgrade version of windows 7 professional x86

am i able to format the hard drive using the disk...i dont want to use it to install windows 7


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19 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes, have a look at this to do a wipe, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, after the clean all finishes type exit 2 times to close the command window and restart the PC.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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19 Feb 2011   #3
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

yeh i sorted it thanks

since i formatted the hard drive no BOOTMGR error
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19 Feb 2011   #4
liamf91

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

shouldnt show? *
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19 Feb 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Be sure to wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean All command linked by BFK above, to overwrite any possible boot sector corruption.

Leave the Product Key box blank during install when using Upgrade version on cleaned HD, then after install do the quick registry edit (set a restore point first) given here to activate: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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