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Windows 7: How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

27 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

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27 Jan 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing. :)

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27 Jan 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


Just Delete the partitions, create New and Format using Steps 7/8 in tutorial posted above. That should be sufficient.
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 How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

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