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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

08 Oct 2010   #120
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again derp55.



I'm very pleased you got it sorted and thanks for the update.


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23 Oct 2010   #121
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello all.



I just totally reworked this tutorial, I think it flows much better and is easier to follow now.
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23 Oct 2010   #122
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you have to create a new partition or can you just install Windows 7 on to the unallocated space after cleaning the disk?
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23 Oct 2010   #123
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Do you have to create a new partition or can you just install Windows 7 on to the unallocated space after cleaning the disk?


Hello Klaw117.



You do not have to create a partition after the clean all but you will get the 100MB "System, Reserved" boot partition that is created to an unallocated HDD/SSD during the install process.
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23 Oct 2010   #124
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Do you have to create a new partition or can you just install Windows 7 on to the unallocated space after cleaning the disk?


Hello Klaw117.



You do not have to create a partition after the clean all but you will get the 100MB "System, Reserved" boot partition that is created to an unallocated HDD/SSD during the install process.
Ok, thanks. I don't mind the 100 MB partition though. Excellent tutorial! I wish I had found this a few days ago when I reinstalled Windows. To get rid of all the old data, I kept pushing the Format button in the Custom Installer 30 times.

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23 Oct 2010   #125
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

For me the "clean all" command would not break down the partitions on the drive, I had to use the "clean" command for that part. I even tried the "clean all" twice to no avail but "clean" got rid of them in like two seconds. Not sure if this is normal but it was true in my case.
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23 Oct 2010   #126
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post


Ok, thanks. I don't mind the 100 MB partition though. Excellent tutorial! I wish I had found this a few days ago when I reinstalled Windows. To get rid of all the old data, I kept pushing the Format button in the Custom Installer 30 times.

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You're welcome and thank you!

Here's a quote I always find interesting, a format does not remove any data at all.
Note   Note

Contrary to popular belief, formatting does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.


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04 Nov 2010   #127
helyn

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

How do I format the HD?
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04 Nov 2010   #128
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helyn View Post
How do I format the HD?


Hello helyn, welcome to Seven Forums!



There are several responses to this the way it is asked.

Please explain what you want to do and be very specific and go into great detail and describe what it is you are trying to accomplish.
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04 Nov 2010   #129
helyn

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

I was told by this forum to reformat my HD before reinstalling windows 7 pro 32 bit software. I don't know how this is done or how to get to the tutorials you mention. I am not much of a dolt but am new at this.
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