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Windows 7: Does Windows 7 Format Automatically?

29 Jan 2010   #1
Skaweee

Windows 7
 
 
Does Windows 7 Format Automatically?

Greetings,

I just built a new system with all new components and installed Windows 7 (full version) on two brand new WD5001AALS hard drives in RAID 0. All went well, and the system is up and running and everything seems to be working smoothly so far. Here is my concern:

After I completed the installation of Windows 7, I remembered that it never asked me to create a partition and format the RAID 0 drive before installation. When I look at Drive C properties under Windows it says the drive is formatted (NTFS). I don't remember the thing ever going though a formatting stage before installation. Under Windows XP this stage took forever on a drive half the size of my new one. Does Windows 7 somehow manage to do this automatically and at blinding speed, or is the drive really formatted at all?


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29 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skaweee View Post
Greetings,

I just built a new system with all new components and installed Windows 7 (full version) on two brand new WD5001AALS hard drives in RAID 0. All went well, and the system is up and running and everything seems to be working smoothly so far. Here is my concern:

After I completed the installation of Windows 7, I remembered that it never asked me to create a partition and format the RAID 0 drive before installation. When I look at Drive C properties under Windows it says the drive is formatted (NTFS). I don't remember the thing ever going though a formatting stage before installation. Under Windows XP this stage took forever on a drive half the size of my new one. Does Windows 7 somehow manage to do this automatically and at blinding speed, or is the drive really formatted at all?
Your drives were brand new so (i think im right in saying) the format would have less to do.
And yes,if you have a blank HD it will format the unallocated space as NTFS,Active and Primary.
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30 Jan 2010   #3
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Yeah the format is completed at blinding speed lol, unlike xp which takes forever XD
But that's because I guess, its a quick format, meaning that the formater will not check for disk errors.
Cheers~!
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