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Windows 7: Formatting an OS drive transferred from another computer

22 Aug 2013   #1
HomerSPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Formatting an OS drive transferred from another computer

Alright, so I'm not entirely sure what forum this should go in. I need help with formatting my old hard drive.

When I built my new computer, I installed Win 7 on my SSD. However, I still had my old OS on a HDD I transferred over from my last computer, now marked O:\. Because this is a new build and it has never used the O:\ drive as the system drive, would it be alright to format it?

Just for the visual, here are my drives:



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23 Aug 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Delete the partition, format and you well have a 300gb drive. Partition Magic bootable cd works great for that kind of operation.
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