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Windows 7: steps of formating .. please !!

20 Apr 2010   #1
lara wanas

windows 7
 
 
steps of formating .. please !!

Hi

I want to learn how to format my laptop, please help me .

I use vista and I want to format my laptop to erase the whole old documents and informations.

I have got the (windows 7) CD, but I don't know If installing windows 7 means that I erased everything from the laptop .

Please give the steps of (Formating) or where can I find it.

thank you



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20 Apr 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Lara, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to show you how to do "Clean" (formated) install of Windows 7. When you get to steps 7 and 8, you can delete all listed partitions to completely wipe and format the hard drive.

Clean Install Windows 7


I would recommend that you double check to make sure that you have Windows 7 drivers for all of your devices first, and have then downloaded and save to say a DVD or USB key in case you need them after installing Windows 7.

You should also create a set pf Factory Restore/Recovery discs from your laptop in case you should ever decide to restore the original OS that came with your laptop back on it again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Apr 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Always keep your active User files (e.g. Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc) backed up externally, especially before any install or Upgrade.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
lara wanas

windows 7
 
 

Thank you .. Brink and Gregrocker
I will follow these steps, wishing to do it well
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21 Apr 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

follow Brink's & gregrocker's good advice.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

full clean & full format.
1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


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22 Apr 2010   #6
lara wanas

windows 7
 
 

thank you theog
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I followed all these steps and finally I did it
thank you veeeeeeeeeeery mush all
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22 Apr 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're welcome Lara. I'm happy to hear that you got it done.
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25 Apr 2010   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You are welcome.
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