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Windows 7: No FORMAT/DELETE option, while reinstalling Windows 7

08 Nov 2013   #1
razi alvi

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
No FORMAT/DELETE option, while reinstalling Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed in my computer. Now I want to reinstall it. I have 500 MB free of 19 GB on my C drive. When it comes to the step of selecting a drive to install the OS, it says the C drive does not have enough space. But the concerning issue is it does not show any Format option either, so I cannot reinstall Windows 7.
The image during installation is as follows. PLZ help.

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08 Nov 2013   #2

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08 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Use Shift+F10 to open command prompt.
Then just delete all the partitions using DISKPART and proceed with Installation.
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08 Nov 2013   #4

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Win 10 Pro x64

Welcome to the forum,

Your symptoms sound very much like you are trying to do a Repair install instead of a Clean install which will give you the drive options you are looking for.

From our Clean Install tutorial, Clean Install Windows 7 under step 7,

You may not have the Drive options (advanced) option unless the installation is done at boot, and not running the installation from within your current OS
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