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Windows 7: Reinstalling win7 on SSD - Format?

03 Dec 2011   #1
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 
Reinstalling win7 on SSD - Format?

Hello,

I am wanting to reinstall Win7 as I have been getting some BSOD lately, and I think it is time to freshen up the system.

I'm looking for advice on doing so as I have an SSD I like to run the OS from and use as my c: drive. I would like others opinions on the best way to go about this and whether or not to format the SSD.

I appreciate your help!


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03 Dec 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a read of this tutorial: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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03 Dec 2011   #3
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thanks alot!
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03 Dec 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome - Windows Seven Forums Tutorials by Brink and his merry band can provide a solution to most things related to Windows 7.
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03 Dec 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It's not necessary to use Diskpart to clean a new SSD as it is hard on it.

Follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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03 Dec 2011   #6
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hi Greg,

I would not call my SSD new, as I have had it since last Aoril. Whatcha think? Should I be using the diskpart, or just reload from the system image you had me create last April?

Jim
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03 Dec 2011   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Good idea.

Just boot the WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to Restore Using a System Image, let it autodetect the image on your external HD, reimage with full reformat.

Illustrated steps here: System Image Recovery
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