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Windows 7: clean install of windows

10 Jan 2014   #1
madmecca

windows 7 pro
 
 
clean install of windows

iam doing a clean install of windows as i was having a few problems which i put down to a virus. Scaned pc with norton and norton power erase, microsoft malware removal tool and malwarebytes but none of them found anything does this mean i would be a clear. I have ssd boot and three hdd for storage how do i make sure that everything has gone completly. I have started deleting all the stuff from hdds now whats best thing to do. Am i best to format all hdd in disk management then delete volume or do i need special software.just to make sure there is nothing that will cause me problems once i do my clean install. As for ssd will that be ok just to do freash install and everything will be gone i.e virus if there was actually one thanks in advace


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10 Jan 2014   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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10 Jan 2014   #3
madmecca

windows 7 pro
 
 

Thanks for the reply the bit iam unsure of is formating in disk management for my storage hdds is that enough to make sure i dont have any thing like a virus left behind will that clear everything cheers
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10 Jan 2014   #4
theog

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Should be.
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10 Jan 2014   #5
madmecca

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Cheers
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