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Windows 7: Someone had a go

19 Nov 2012   #1

win 7 home premium 64 bit
Someone had a go

On another forum, someone asked about installing a mac os on a ssd. So i pointed out the pitfalls of windows 7 and ssd. From experience the pitfalls i had encountered.
Now 2 weeks ago i knew nothing about ssd and clean installs. From this forum i learned that if your ssd had prior use, secure clean/erase the ssd before putting a fresh install on the ssd. Please coorect if im wrong, so i pointed this out and got swore at because hes installing a mac os.
All i was trying to say do it right first time and no issues, the guy who swore says all you do is reformat the ssd. Well i did that with my ssd and it didnt work.
I done this on my iphone, so apologies for any errors

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19 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


I would not write zeroes to an SSD as it's hard on it. You really only need the quick Diskpart Clean Command wipe if there are installation problems being sorted, as it frequently solves those.

Otherwise just delete all partitions, create new and format during the Clean Install Windows 7
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20 Nov 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

I do that only on used hard drives or when they are suspicious for some reason, as that's the best way to get rid of any virus that might be lurking in it.

For normal use I just re-format or delete partitions.
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