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Windows 7: Is disk wipe helpful in fully clean(noerror)windows os installation?

20 Aug 2017   #1
LoverOfLove

Windows 10 1703 32 bit
 
 
Is disk wipe helpful in fully clean(noerror)windows os installation?

I'm having this doubt.Reason is the following discription.


once when my hard drive was turned into dynamic volume and at windows installation stage i had no option to delete the partition (dynamic volume limitations) and every time i installed the os, i only had option to format the only c drive, and even after formatting c drive, os had several bsod errors and was not stable. later i changed dynamic partition to primary partitions and then i deleted sys partition(500mb) and c drive and created again and installed the os but still i received bsod errors and system was not stable. then i single pass wiped the c drive with minitool wizard and then installed the os and it worked with no errors. same type of problem also happened to one of my friend and it got resolved by wiping the c drive.

so my question, Is disk wipe necessary for a fully clean(no errors) windows os installation?If yes then Why?

Thanks.... :)


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20 Aug 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. The best bet is to delete ALL partitions and DON'T create any let Windows create what it needs on install
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20 Aug 2017   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No.
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24 Aug 2017   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I suggest that before beginning the install of Windows 7, disconnect all hard drives, flash drives, and SSDs, except for the one you want to install Windows to. In this way, Windows won't be able to put any of its files on any drive except that one.

At the beginning of the Windows 7 install process, go to Custom install (I think that is what it is called), delete all partitions, and create one new partition which uses all drive space. Format that partition. Then proceed with the install. In this way, you will (1) eliminate whatever problems there were from the last install, and (2) use the maximum available space for the one Windows partition.

Once Windows is completely installed, you can reconnect whatever drives you want.
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