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Windows 7: Delete the partition or format during clean install?

10 Jul 2012   #11
Toxteam

windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Thanks for the reply, i'll take a look at it.

yes, i'm sorry i didn't make a new thread but as its close to my subject i thought i would be stupid to open a new one


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10 Jul 2012   #12
Toxteam

windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

the first link is really perfect, i really thank you for that and will help me by my clean install of windows 7.

The second link i knew that already about deleting partition within windows without cd. But what i was not sure of was when i am going to install windows 7 that when for example beneath here on this picture stands 4 partition that i can delete every one of them.. as sometimes there stand recovery or primary as type.
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10 Jul 2012   #13
Toxteam

windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

The picture did not upload sorry...

here is the pic
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10 Jul 2012   #14
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay. I'm having some trouble understanding your question, but I think I understand what you mean. Yes, you should be able to remove the recovery partition without an issue. The only problem I ever see come up is if there is some program that came on the computer that you cannot easily install again yourself (i.e. Office 2010 Starter or Cyberdisc PowerDVD). Barring that, you can wipe everything and do a clean install without concern.
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10 Jul 2012   #15
Toxteam

windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Okey if i may i will resume now what i think i learned and how i should do it, if i am false please correct

1) clean with DISKPART all my harddisk 1 by 1... then i go out of that command and i start Pc with the Windows 7 installation disk.

2) When i take then custom(advanced) i delete every partition in the list and make 2 new ones : 1 from 100 gig and the second one from 800 gig.

3) when i made those two... i format them both and start the installation on the 100 gig one.

When i go through these 3 steps i should be able to clean install windows 7 on an empty pc. Correct?

Thanks very much Petey!
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10 Jul 2012   #16
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

When you use the clean all command, the partitions will no longer exist. Also, you should only format the harddisk that Windows is/will be installed on. I recommend disconnecting any other harddisk (if any) while installing Windows just to be safe. Also, you can just do one large partition if you want (will be the easiest thing to do).

To go over the steps real quick, 1) Use Clean all command in Diskpart as per the tutorial, 2) reboot computer and boot from install disk, 3) Click install now, 4) select unallocated space and create partition, 5) install Windows 7. You should probably go ahead and take a look at out tutorial for doing a clean install if you have not already. Clean Install Windows 7
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10 Jul 2012   #17
Toxteam

windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Petey, i really appreciate your replies to my posts... I know i'm a newbie on this subject, but hey... i learned again because of you !

I will do the clean install in about 2 weeks as i' not home at the moment, but i'm already gathering information since one week how to do it properly without any mistakes.

If i have more further questions i will post them then on the moment itself and hopefully you are also online then

Thanks very much for all your help and added you reputation ofcourse!!

Kind regards,
Yannick
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