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Windows 7: Formating in Win7 (Full Format)

05 Oct 2009   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Marty

This tutorial may be of help:

Clean Install Windows 7


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05 Oct 2009   #12
Marty

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
You do know this will wipe out everything that is on the partition?
If it's your OS partition, it will be completely gone.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
Since you have w7 already installed, and you just want to "know how"...

(You're now getting into: "know when", and "how to", etc.)

Hope this helped...
This is precisely what I want to do... tonight as a matter of fact. And yes, you have all been very helpful. But: do I format the entire drive then partition, or partition and then format each partition individually?
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05 Oct 2009   #13
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Marty

This tutorial may be of help:

Clean Install Windows 7
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
You do know this will wipe out everything that is on the partition?
If it's your OS partition, it will be completely gone.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
Since you have w7 already installed, and you just want to "know how"...

(You're now getting into: "know when", and "how to", etc.)

Hope this helped...
This is precisely what I want to do... tonight as a matter of fact. And yes, you have all been very helpful. But: do I format the entire drive then partition, or partition and then format each partition individually?
We are trying to help you from getting into a situation where you might not be able to get your computer to do anything.

The best way for you to proceed from here is to follow theog's suggestion and read, then follow the tutorial: How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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05 Oct 2009   #14
Marty

Win7
 
 

Sorry, I know I'm a pest but, in addition to this question ^^^, should I remove the existing partitions first?
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05 Oct 2009   #15
Marty

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
We are trying to help you from getting into a situation where you might not be able to get your computer to do anything.
I really do appreciate your concern, but I am aware of risks, and would appreciate some info.

Should I remove the existing partitions first? Then, do I format the entire drive then partition, or partition and then format each partition individually?

Cheers,

Marty.
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05 Oct 2009   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Remove the partitions, create news ones, then format those partitions.
* BTW doing a a non quick format can take a long time, sometimes hours.
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05 Oct 2009   #17
Marty

Win7
 
 

Yeah i know man, just trying to work out the labyrinth of diskpart now. Lucky i got a laptop as well that I'm surfing on for help, lol. Thanks man.
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05 Oct 2009   #18
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marty View Post
Yeah i know man, just trying to work out the labyrinth of diskpart now. Lucky i got a laptop as well that I'm surfing on for help, lol. Thanks man.
Try the free partition manager:
Partition Wizard Home Edition Free!

I haven't formatted an entire HDD with it, but it should do it.

Quote:
Main Features
Create , Delete and Format partitions with simple steps.
It may require a startup disk to do this.

Set your BIOS to boot from your install media, DVD or USB stick, which ever you are using to first on the list and your normal OS HDD second. Before you format.
As a second option you can press F12 (depends on your BIOS) when the computer first starts to get the boot option screen, so you can choose which device to boot from.

When finished formatting, put in DVD or USB stick, re-start computer.
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05 Oct 2009   #19
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you dont select quick format then your doing the full format. That simple really
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05 Oct 2009   #20
Marty

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
If you dont select quick format then your doing the full format. That simple really
There's no way to actually deselect quick format, hence the purpose of this thread.
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