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Windows 7: how to Full/quick format on windows 7 installation

30 Oct 2013   #1
creepted

Windows 7 Ultimate x63
 
 
how to Full/quick format on windows 7 installation

I just want to ask how can i full format my hard drive upon installing windows 7? because there is no option for that in the windows 7 installation unlike windows xp it has the option if you want a full or quick format before installing windows xp. thank you


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30 Oct 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hello and welcome creepted mate I am wondering if you have access to a second machine you can wipe the drive and format it with? Or if you have an OS already running then install the new drive and format it from that. Then remove the old drive instal;l and wipe the first drive to use as a back up drive.
Thats what I would do anyway.
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30 Oct 2013   #3
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You need to choose the 'Custom (advanced)' option during installation.

Refer to steps 6, 7 and 8 in this tutorial:
Clean Install Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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30 Oct 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our Forum creepted.
Every thing you need will be in these two tutorials.
Please read both completely.

By Brink?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-
clean-install-windows-7-a.htm
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By Gregrocker
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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30 Oct 2013   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Creepted, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sure there is. The tutorials below can helps show you how to if you have a retail copy of Windows 7.

Clean Install Windows 7

OR

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you have an OEM copy of Windows 7, then:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Oct 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good mourning, afternoon, everning to you all. Looks like we all posted at the same time.
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30 Oct 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Good mourning, afternoon, everning to you all. Looks like we all posted at the same time.
Yep gridlock
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30 Oct 2013   #8
creepted

Windows 7 Ultimate x63
 
 

thank you for your warm welcome guys and for your different advices.. i am getting ideas from you all. i also want to ask about this picture




i hope you notice the difference that in windows xp there is a full format option and in windows 7 there is not.
i believe that it is not a full format in windows 7 because i have installed windows 7 for a few times. i only have 1 1tb internal hardrive and i am planning to have clean install of windows 7. but i want to full format it first.
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30 Oct 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Creepted,

When you select an unallocated disk and click on Next, Windows will automatically format it for you. There's no need to do a full format to reinstall Windows.

If you really wanted to, then you could use the "Clean" or "Clean all" command at boot, and do the above afterwards to do so.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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30 Oct 2013   #10
creepted

Windows 7 Ultimate x63
 
 

ok i understand now! thank you very much for all your help! ^_^
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