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Windows 7: Format question

09 Feb 2011   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again m8.



I can't remember and I'm not going to read back ...


Looks really good, are there bootable OSs on Disk #s 3 & 6, the reason they are active?


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09 Feb 2011   #42
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Yea I just set them on inactive.. question on this is disk 6 is an external, it doesn't need to be active does it
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09 Feb 2011   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If it's just data, it does not.
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09 Feb 2011   #44
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Well then Im all good now
Thnx
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09 Feb 2011   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure, glad we could get it sorted and thanks for the update.
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12 Feb 2011   #46
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Ok now I have another question.. is clean all the same as a "wipe" or secure erase?
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12 Feb 2011   #47
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
Ok now I have another question.. is clean all the same as a "wipe" or secure erase?

Yes.
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12 Feb 2011   #48
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Ok so I wouldn't need a separate erase tool for that.. was just wondering anyway
And W7 aligns a SSD automatically right?
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12 Feb 2011   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No you don't need any 3rd party software, diskpart will do it.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you have data on the HDD you need to save, use Partition Wizard to do a partition-specific wipe, Option Three of this one.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



It's said that some SSDs need aligned, but I'm not so sure about that; have a look at this one.

Align a Solid State Drive for Windows Installation
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12 Feb 2011   #50
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Well I defintely notice the difference between using clean all or not.. maybe it's me but when you don't do it windows seems a lil more unstable, and not sure either if that's an SSD thing
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