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Windows 7: I have never formatted an HD before, but now I need to.

07 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 
I have never formatted an HD before, but now I need to.

MY laptop ATA HD (NTFS) has two partitions: One of 100 Mb, reserved for the system, the other C:> (230 Mb).

All I want is to format C:> so I can do a clean install using my original Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bits) CD.

Never did a format before without the help from a third party.
As I moved to a small town and don't know anyone who could help me, I will have to rely on the help from you people at the Seven Forums.

Need help to do this all by myself SOON, and don't want to disrupt the partition reserved for the system.

I appreciate any help that can make make me accomplish this task safely.

Cheers,
Flores

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07 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Simply format your C partition when you do the new install. It`s that simple.

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Post us a pic of disk management fully expanded b4 you start.

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07 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amflores View Post
MY laptop ATA HD (NTFS) has two partitions: One of 100 Mb, reserved for the system, the other C:> (230 Mb).

All I want is to format C:> so I can do a clean install using my original Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bits) CD.

Never did a format before without the help from a third party.
As I moved to a small town and don't know anyone who could help me, I will have to rely on the help from you people at the Seven Forums.

Need help to do this all by myself SOON, and don't want to disrupt the partition reserved for the system.

I appreciate any help that can make make me accomplish this task safely.

Cheers,
Flores
Hello Flores , Do you have the Installation Disk?
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07 Apr 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Dell Recovery Partition, make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Manuals | Dell US

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07 Apr 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

If you want to reinstall Windows 7 you should delete all partitions during install and create new ones as you wish. Otherwise if you leave it the 100mb System Reserved partition will be abandoned with the System files written to C.

The steps to get a perfect reinstall are all in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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07 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Ya, somethin funny did just happen.
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08 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
Hello Flores , Do you have the Installation Disk?

Hello Raiden,

Yes, I do.
Thanks,
Flores
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08 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
Post us a pic of disk management fully expanded b4 you start.
Hello addRAM,

I'm going to read the Windows 7 Clean Install article, which is my case.

Many thanks,

Flores
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08 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
Hello Theog,

No, I did not.
To be frank, nobody advised me to do so.

Thanks,
Flores
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08 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
If you want to reinstall Windows 7 you should delete all partitions ... Otherwise if you leave it the 100mb System Reserved partition will be abandoned with the System files written to C.
Hello gregrocker,

This is good News.
Thanks,
Flores
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