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Windows 7: How to wipe out everything on computer for reinstallation of Windows 7

31 Dec 2011   #11
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

After 'custom' follow the instructions closely. There are different options to go with. If you are POSITIVE you have the right drive/partition selected go with delete then create it again by following the guided setup.


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31 Dec 2011   #12
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

I did. I typed 0. Or am i suppose to type #0? That was the only one that had 465gb.
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31 Dec 2011   #13
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

This thread is getting very confusing. Why are you trying to do diskpart? I don't get it.
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31 Dec 2011   #14
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
After 'custom' follow the instructions closely. There are different options to go with. If you are POSITIVE you have the right drive/partition selected go with delete then create it again by following the guided setup.
I remember this part. All i did was choose the partition with the biggest GB space. It was the one with 400 something gb.

So at this point was i suppose to delete a partiton?
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31 Dec 2011   #15
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Im trying to get to diskpart because someone told me thats what i need to do to erase everything on computer and wipe it before clean install. Its right here.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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31 Dec 2011   #16
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Delete then create & away you go.
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31 Dec 2011   #17
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dynamite140 View Post
Im trying to get to diskpart because someone told me thats what i need to do to erase everything on computer and wipe it before clean install. Its right here.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
I have never done that before.
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31 Dec 2011   #18
ignatzatsonic

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You don't need to use Diskpart to wipe everything out.

You can wipe everything out during the installation by deleting all partitions----if that is what you truly want to do.
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31 Dec 2011   #19
derekimo

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How about posting a screenshot of your disk management window maximized like this,


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31 Dec 2011   #20
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

So right now what is the best option. Just reinstall it again? If i just delete the old windows folder... that wouldn't make it as clean right?

sonic... I have no idea. Is that what i need to do? What i want right now is to clean my computer and wipe it fully. Is deleting the partition then what i need to do? I remembered there was 3 or 4 partititions. So you want me to delete all of them? Or just leave the big one out? Are you 100% sure i can delete it? When i was at the screen... all i remembered was it told me to pick one and thats it.
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