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Windows 7: Do i need to Format

11 Aug 2014   #1
alzan135

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Do i need to Format

I am going to replace a broken (beyond repair) installation of windows 7 I am using the partition the broken windows 7 is already on. Do i need to format the partition before i do the installation or will the new version of windows just overwrite the old version.


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11 Aug 2014   #2
beret21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If u have some data that u need on C: drive then donot format . It will overwrite ( some chances of conflicts)
However clean installation is always better then overwrite (zero chances of conflicts )
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11 Aug 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can format during the install process.

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11 Aug 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, format.

Backup any data you want to keep 1st
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11 Aug 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

The best way to delete an old OS is always to delete its partition during reinstall, using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7.

Unless you have a reason not to, I would delete all partitions and then create and format new as you wish using those same Drive Options.
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