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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

18 Jun 2011   #230
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello marcelduchamp, welcome to Seven Forums!


No you don't have to create a partition but you will get the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition whether you want it or not if you do the clean all and don't create at least one partition using diskpart to do the installation to.


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19 Jun 2011   #231
marcelduchamp

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

hi thanks for the reply, tried the steps given in the tutorial , but my interface was not the same when i opened diskmgmt.msc it was not a command prompt window so ws unable to follow on...
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20 Jun 2011   #232
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcelduchamp View Post
hi thanks for the reply, tried the steps given in the tutorial , but my interface was not the same when i opened diskmgmt.msc it was not a command prompt window so ws unable to follow on...


You have to boot the Windows media and follow this tutorial at the link below, it can't be done from the Windows desktop.

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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20 Jun 2011   #233
marcelduchamp

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Oh right! thanks
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20 Jun 2011   #234
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcelduchamp View Post
Oh right! thanks


Be sure to post back here to let me know how it sorts out.
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21 Aug 2011   #235
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Can't find all the drives

Have old drive I want to wipe completely. Have tried Gparted and fsck with no luck.

Have then come across this tut and type in diskpart and the screen doesn't list any drives. Am I doing something wrong??

http://i56.tinypic.com/rsr1nd.png
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21 Aug 2011   #236
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You have to give it some commands.

Like list disk

use /help to see more commands
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21 Aug 2011   #237
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Ok

Thanks ignazatsonic - to my aid again - might need up calling you the Lone Ranger lol!! Don't know who you are going to have as Tonto though??
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21 Aug 2011   #238
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Still trying

Ignazatsonic have got to reading a bit in the app but am not getting ast this.

I have tried typing in CLEAN & CLEAN Disk 1 and gone to help a fair bit but cannot get to selecting that drive.

Sorry mate but as you know I am bit thick with stuff like this.


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22 Aug 2011   #239
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here they are mate, as soon as the elevated command window opens.
diskpart <enter> after all commands

list disk

select disk # (# your disk number)

clean all

Be advised: this will destroy all data on the entire HDD.
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