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Windows 7: You can't format with the 7000 Beta?

15 Jan 2009   #1
Phoenon

vista
 
 
You can't format with the 7000 Beta?

I want to format my computer and delete everything on it so that I can install a fresh copy of Windows 7 without anything else... I backed up all my things and restarted with the CD in the drive, but nowhere do I see the option to format, create partitions, etc. Is there something I'm missing?

If I am not missing anything, can I use the XP disk to format my computer, and then install Windows 7?


Thanks


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15 Jan 2009   #2
acadamis2000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

That is on there.

When you get to the part where it shows your hard drive and the size.

Click Advanced Options or Drive Options
In there it will give you the option to delete, create, format, anything you want to do with hard drive partitioning.

This was the same in Vista as well so if you are familiar with that it should be straight forward.

Thanks
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15 Jan 2009   #3
Phoenon

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acadamis2000 View Post
That is on there.

When you get to the part where it shows your hard drive and the size.

Click Advanced Options or Drive Options
In there it will give you the option to delete, create, format, anything you want to do with hard drive partitioning.

This was the same in Vista as well so if you are familiar with that it should be straight forward.

Thanks

Thanks for the info! The reason I didn't know is because I have only ever formatted XP but never Vista.
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15 Jan 2009   #4
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

I might misunderstand but Windows7, Vista, and, I believe, XP will not allow you to format the system drive. It's sort of like not allowing suicide. I boot into DOS and use FDisk and Format when I want to change partitions and reformat my system drive.
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15 Jan 2009   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You can only format from boot install not from within the OS but I think he knows that, I think he just missed the option to do it when he was trying to install.
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15 Jan 2009   #6
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

Thanks, Mr. Grim. I should have finished my morning coffee before responding.
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15 Jan 2009   #7
Phoenon

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
You can only format from boot install not from within the OS but I think he knows that, I think he just missed the option to do it when he was trying to install.

Yes, exactly.

I am posting now using Windows 7. I really like it. Does anyone know if there's a way to view the desktop directly without minimizing all the open windows? I really liked that feature in Vista...
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15 Jan 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It's the little bar over on the far right of the Taskbar, you can just hover on it to get a preview or just click on it to clear the desktop.
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15 Jan 2009   #9
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

And another way is to use ALT-TAB or Windows-Tab to select your desktop...Or Windows-D

But all these actually minimize the open windows.

Btw, where was that option in Vista???
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15 Jan 2009   #10
pmcgarr

Windows 7
 
 

In vista there was a "show desktop" icon in "quick launch" by default.
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