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Windows 7: Remount Drive partitions

07 Aug 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Then have a look through this information.

If you want to completely wipe, over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible malware infection and / or to get the best possible space to do the install to or just for security purposes, have a look at these tutorials.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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07 Aug 2011   #12


Tips for getting a perfect clean reinstall based on hundreds done here - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7

It's always best to put another OS on a separate HD booted via BIOS only, which keeps HD's independent to come and go as you please.
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07 Aug 2011   #13

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All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
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07 Aug 2011   #14

64 bit Home edition

Thank you so much guys for the effort. I really appreciate it. =)
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07 Aug 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Use the seporate dual boot method from now on so there will be no boot issues with Grub in future.

Note   Note

The easiest way to do away with boot issues between separate Operating Systems (OS) is to use the BIOS one time boot menu to select which OS to boot at system startup, each motherboard has an individual hot-key to tap during system start-up to access this menu.

If you have 2 separate Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and have one OS installed to one HDD and you want to install another OS to the second HDD, disconnect the HDD with the first OS installed on it and leave only the HDD you want to install the second OS to connected.

Install the second OS to the connected HDD and when complete and the system is booting good, power down and reconnect the first HDD with the first OS on it.

This way the OSs will boot independently of each other and there will be no boot conflicts between the 2 separate OSs to have to sort later.

Then set the BIOS to boot the HDD / OS you want as default and if you want to start the other (new) OS you use the BIOS one-time boot menu to select that HDD / OS to start when the PC is started.
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