How does one tell helpful and great people like yourself, 'Ah dude, hold on! Do u realize what you're saying'? I find it interesting that many links here on sevenforums (and elsewhere) often require one to actually link somewhere else, which in turn asks you to link somewhere else etc. and is so doing a few things happen: -1- confusion -2- a feeling of being overwhelmed with both information overload and 'What should I do?" and realizing that the info given as a whole, (link A + link B) suddenly may not be do-able. Would it not (in some cases at least), instead of providing links just cut and paste the info directly related to whatever it is your advising on? Consider this post "How to Clean Install Windows 7...Bloatware" (which in my case is a link from How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7) which says, "After you have made backups of everything you care to save to external media, the best method forward is to do a complete wipe secure erase
of the entire HDD" OK so one links there, since this is suggested and it makes sense. And once on the link to another link or vice versa bla bla bla and end up on "to look at method 2" on "Secure Erase/Wipe-and the Basic Methods". And here one is told, "Warning--This method will completely overwrite any Partition or entire Hard Disk Drive...that it's pointed at, it's known as a secure erase
....." Does anyone get the picture yet? My intention is to do a clean install of Windows where, following the root of links, what I am now being told is to "completely overwrite a partition" which can't be done since the partition that was suggested for me to wipe clean is the one where my OS is currently sitting on. This is not what it says in the 1st post of course but link A which connected me to link B which connected me to link C etc. did exactly that. What is happening is the same thing as happens, as you did in elementary school or high school when you were given a sentence and asked to whisper it to a 2nd person who in turn whispered it to 1 3d person etc. until at the very end what came out was nothing close to the initial sentence. So wonderful people, who are indeed so with a love of helping, may I suggest this: Do take this in mind: When and if you can, do avoid links. In its place just quote (cut and paste) the info that is directly related to what your are advising on, and should this part you are borrowing, this quote, have a link as well then in turn go to that link and quote from there. Once done do consider re-reading your own post if it now makes sense. Having said this I can never thank you guys enough in this forum I would not know where I would be without you.