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Windows 7: Reinstall windows

25 Nov 2017   #1
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 
Reinstall windows

I have been used to taking ot hard disk and put in a second pc as a second disk. Full format the first partition (Windows) . Return to the original PC and install windows. Disks do develop bad sectors after a period of time. See spinrite for further information.

Can i force windows to install from the dvd doing a full format first. NOT a simple clean out the registry quick format?


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25 Nov 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi otuatail,


Course you can, even from a USB, a clean install overwrites whatevers on the disc and gives you the option to split the drive partition wise.
If you really want togo over board you can also run diskpart and wipe it beforehand
Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Help Forums

and dont forget theres Macrium free to make an image

Roy
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25 Nov 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by otuatail View Post
Disks do develop bad sectors after a period of time. See spinrite for further information.
When disk develops bad sectors it's a sign that the disk is dying. I wouldn't trust the disk. Run the manufacture disk diagnostic to see what it finds.

Think about replacing the bad disk with a small SSD (120G) for windows and programs and a HDD for data.
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27 Nov 2017   #4
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

This is not a 6 month old defective hard disk. Read up on Spinrite. Can someone answer my question and not answer a different question.
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27 Nov 2017   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you read the answers to your question you will see that it has already been answered and then additional options given
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27 Nov 2017   #6
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

a clean install overwrites whatevers on the disc

This doesn't answer if it is a quick format clearing out the allocation table or a full format. How can this question have been answered.
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27 Nov 2017   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

It has the ability to remove all existing partitions and if required create new manually or Automatically, The Disc/Stick can also be used for all DOS command line format options and the most secure of all Diskpart
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27 Nov 2017   #8
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

and windows will do a quick format (A simple yes or no could work here)
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27 Nov 2017   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Windows will do whatever format you tell it to

You have to use the options linked to in the answer from @torchwood

This is not the Windows GUI format that defaults to Quick format but the Full format command line that defaults to full format and has a lot more options

Format2

Diskpart overwrites the data sectors so is even more secure than a full format
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27 Nov 2017   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

This tutorial gives more direct answers on what you want to do ...

Command Prompt at Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
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