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Windows 7: Do i have to format my other drives after a clean installation?

14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Do i have to format my other drives after a clean installation?

I've recently have a lot of problem with and want to install windows 7 again. do i have to format my other drives after a clean installation?
If in the setup progress i select custom installation and then just format my windows drive, do i have to format other drive after installation? cause i don't want to lose my files.

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14 Feb 2012   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I have a separate partition for all my data like music, pics, etc. Whenever I reinstall Windows, I only format the C Drive. I do not touch the Data Drive.

It will never cause any issue if you do not format the other drives unless your PC was infected with virus and it reached the other drives as well.
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14 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

No, you don't have to format them. The data that you have on other drives stays intact when you install the OS on the C drive.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjhl View Post
I've recently have a lot of problem with and want to install windows 7 again. do i have to format my other drives after a clean installation?
If in the setup progress i select custom installation and then just format my windows drive, do i have to format other drive after installation? cause i don't want to lose my files.
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14 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks
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14 Feb 2012   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

You're welcome.
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