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Windows 7: Format question

03 Jan 2011   #31
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Might put this on hold been building a couple pcs for my friend and maybe I'll be able to buy a raptor from the costs/parts I used


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03 Jan 2011   #32
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back with an update when you're able.
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24 Jan 2011   #33
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Ok I have my SSD meanwhile btw.. feels fast
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24 Jan 2011   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well done mate, makes a difference eh.
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24 Jan 2011   #35
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Aye.. but I might do a decent reinstall again soon :lol: Plans to get a second of these.. and I have a Samsung G3 placed in order
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24 Jan 2011   #36
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Note   Note
Contrary to popular belief, formatting does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.
That is a little bit outdated. Vista and later zero fill when you do a full format.
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24 Jan 2011   #37
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Hm on a disk IN windows then.. because when you install it won't give you the choice which kind of format
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24 Jan 2011   #38
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Change in the behavior of the format command in Windows Vista

"The format command behavior has changed in Windows Vista. By default in Windows Vista, the format command writes zeros to the whole disk when a full format is performed."
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24 Jan 2011   #39
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Simulate all you want. When you check with your disk editor when done, you will see only zeroes
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09 Feb 2011   #40
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Ok update..
This is what I have now and Ive been using diskpart/clean all the last times I reinstalled Windows 7


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