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Windows 7: Format OS Drive and Restore

01 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Format OS Drive and Restore

I currently have a 250gb HDD as my OS and want to image it (done with Windows already), format and re-image..

I just want to start new, and I messed with the partitions w/out formatting, and just want to start clean.

What is the best course of action? Thanks in advance.

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01 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello riggs614!

Have a look at the info below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Then have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Imaging with free Macrium
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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01 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

To image your Microsoft Win 7 system, use Microsoft Win 7 Backup and Restore.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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