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Windows 7: used clean command (forgot /all) need to recover partitions

08 Feb 2015   #1

windows 7 pro 64
used clean command (forgot /all) need to recover partitions

Long story short, I was in a hurry and cleaned my boot drive. I'm going to reinstall windows anyway so I'm not worried about the first partition. I do need the second (approx. 1.3 TB).

I've run PW and have a vareity of partitions to choose from. From what ive read here the 3.01 MB are garbage and the onky Úne I want to keep is the 1374.73 GB correct?


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08 Feb 2015   #2
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Should be enough. Go ahead and finish it the way you have it now.

But your data should always be backed up against drive failure or other mistakes.

When ready you can Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to the Unallocated space.
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08 Feb 2015   #3

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Thanks Greg I did ask for help but my post to the OP was lost somehow. I did advise that if I remember rightly what I was not sure about was the reinstall messing with that secondary and larger partition.
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