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Windows 7: Format old OS hard drive

21 Jan 2012   #21
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Once you get the C drive sorted out you will need to use Diskpart again to remove the Active flag from that old hard drive. Then you will be able to format/erase it.

And Folks: A general rule when installing Windows is to disconnect all extra hard drives before you start. Only the drive you want the OS installed to should be connected!


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21 Jan 2012   #22
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I managed to do it, is the screenshot below ok? looks good to me :)


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21 Jan 2012   #23
TVeblen

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Yes, that looks normal. Congrats!

Just to check, disconnect all but that C: Drive (Disk 3).
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21 Jan 2012   #24
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah its all good :) Thanks for all the help guys, much appreciated!
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