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Windows 7: Re-installing Windows on an SSD

08 Nov 2012   #1

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Re-installing Windows on an SSD

I'm sure people on this site have answered the question I'm about to ask 100 times, but i would appreciate if someone could make it 101.

I bought a new computer about a year and a half ago from a local store that put it together for me (i know nothing about computers). It has started to slow down and i would like to wipe it clean, There is nothing on it that is important enough for me to keep, i can just download all my games from steam or Origin. I have a 1tb HDD and a SSD that has Windows on it. How do i go about wiping both drives and just re-installing Windows 7 on the SSD?

Again, any help at all would be great.

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08 Nov 2012   #2

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08 Nov 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smg0330 View Post
I'm sure people on this site have answered the question I'm about to ask 100 times, but i would appreciate if someone could make it 101.

I bought a new computer about a year and a half ago from a local store that put it together for me (i know nothing about computers). It has started to slow down and i would like to wipe it clean, There is nothing on it that is important enough for me to keep, i can just download all my games from steam or Origin. I have a 1tb HDD and a SSD that has Windows on it. How do i go about wiping both drives and just re-installing Windows 7 on the SSD?

Again, any help at all would be great.
I just wanted to be sure you know that you only have to wipe the SSD clean. The HDD can be kept as it is and you can still use it. == You don't say what size the SSD is. If it is at least a 120 GB then you should install Win 7 and all of your programs on the SSD. This will make your programs open in one second. If you have a lot of games, you can put them on the HDD. You can also put any pictures, music, letters, etc on the HDD. For the most part all programs should be installed on the SSD.
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09 Nov 2012   #4
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Unplug the HD, boot the Windows 7 DVD, choose Custom install delete all partitions on the SSD then click Next to let installer create, format and begin install.

Tips for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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09 Nov 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I just wanted to be sure you know that you only have to wipe the SSD clean. The HDD can be kept as it is and you can still use it. == You don't say what size the SSD is. If it is at least a 120 GB then you should install Win 7 and all of your programs on the SSD. This will make your programs open in one second. If you have a lot of games, you can put them on the HDD. You can also put any pictures, music, letters, etc on the HDD. For the most part all programs should be installed on the SSD.
Yes sorry, it is a 120 GB SSD. there is nothing important on my 1tb hdd other than the games, but i can re-install all of them from steam and origin.
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