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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows (Lemme Explain First)

29 Nov 2014   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Post the shot of disk management, we`ll see if you have room to create another partition on the hard drive to put all your files on, once you`re sure you have everything copied over we can then delete the windows partition.
Wait, so you're saying it is possible to just delete the OS without wiping everything off?
That's great!


Note that it's C: drive I want to remove the OS off of.

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29 Nov 2014   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64

Wait a minute, you have a 1 TB My Passport that`s 99% free, just copy your data from C to that.

This should have been done already, there should be no discussion on that.

Then you can format Disk 0.

With 3 extra 1 TB drives you SHOULD NOT be storing ANY DATA on C.

You will then have windows on the ssd and 4 hard drives for storage
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29 Nov 2014   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Well I'm well aware of my extra drives aha
But I was hoping I could just remove the OS from C: drive (properly) without having to delete or move everything/anything else
which was why I started this thread from the beginning, to gain some insight as to how one would go about doing this, if at all possible.
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29 Nov 2014   #14
Microsoft MVP


I told you how it can be done above even though its not the recommended way. Yet I still took the time to write out how to do it. Did you even read it?

To correctly delete an OS its best to delete its partition. No need to be lazy when you have all that storage space. Just follow Reinstall tutorial below so you don't forget anything and get/keep a perfect install
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