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Windows 7: How do I wipe my HD for a fresh install? (Vista Business 32bit) Sorry

04 Apr 2014   #11
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

OK will do, that also means I would have to reinstall everything again correct?

What I did on the first try was just to delete what was in the unallocated box then installed to the C . So after that when I went to reinstall I deleted C and then I tried the unallocated box that was empty, when chose that box the delete option was greyed out.

J


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04 Apr 2014   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Re Install everything again ?

I thought you just did this ?

Just use partition wizard to add the 39 MB to C:

Once again I`m telling you, YOU CAN`T delete unallocated space.

39 MB is not even worth worrying about.

Something is definitely wrong if you only have 7.2 GB free of 74 GB, no way I would leave it like that. What have you added to it ?

Vista only takes up about 15-18 GBs.
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04 Apr 2014   #13
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I know and on top of that I tried turning on the pc and it now boots correctly? This was the first time since I started reinstalling everything hours ago, phew and will look into the partition wizard.

About the limited space on the HD the first time I did not delete C I just installed to it I think that was the issue. The next time I deleted C and thin did the install, I think it took something like 13gb, big difference...

Again many many thanks!
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04 Apr 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

I asked if you have a windows.old folder in C which is created when you run the installer from C instead of booting it. That would account for why its using so much disk space since it contains the entire old OS. You can delete it using Disk Cleanup.

Had you booted the Win7 disk you could also have correctly deleted all partitions during install.

If you're happy with performance I'd keep what you have.

You cannot use the other Win7 license on this PC. If you have one to spare then I'd Clean Install Windows 7 , otherwise stick with what you already own on there.
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04 Apr 2014   #15
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Yes did that the second time around and yes I'm happy with the way it is now, is just a older second pc.

TY,
J
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