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Windows 7: Quick Installation Question

05 Jan 2010   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How would you know?
Cause I stopped formatting. :P I got myself into the habit of not formatting as a safeguard. Just in case I forgot to back something up. But yes, the installer does not format unless you told it to format.


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05 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

But how did you know it didn't format?

What tells you this?

Not a new HD, but one which already has an OS on it.

My tech swears that it applies formatting whether we choose it or not, during the Copying Files phase - booted or not.

But then, how would windows.old survive?
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