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win 7 64 bit on ssd, to reformat (urgent help)

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October 2, 2013 11:40:12 PM

hi, i think i screwed up the programs in the ssd (os/primary drive) as there were too many duplicated files (such as Programs file and Programs file x64). the setup was done by vendor. thus, i wan to reformat the ssd and reinstall win on my ssd. i am not sure if i should i just simply boot the win 7 OEM disc to reformat and reinstall everything. i am ok for the data to be gone.

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MB: MSI z87-g45
SSD: sandisk ultra plus 128gb sata3 (primary)
HDD: seagate 1tb sata3 (secondary)

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October 3, 2013 12:02:31 AM

Windows always does a program files and program files x86 to differentiate between 64 bit and 32bit programs.

But to answer your question, yes boot off the OEM disk. and when you get to the point where it asks you where to install to click the advanced drive options. From there you can delete the existing partitions. Once it says unallocated, hi-lite it and click next. And away you go ... <grin>
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October 3, 2013 12:10:16 AM

popatim said:
Windows always does a program files and program files x86 to differentiate between 64 bit and 32bit programs.

But to answer your question, yes boot off the OEM disk. and when you get to the point where it asks you where to install to click the advanced drive options. From there you can delete the existing partitions. Once it says unallocated, hi-lite it and click next. And away you go ... <grin>


thanks for your help. (:
is there any settings etc tat i need to change or take note of for performing such? since this is not 'really new' build anymore.
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October 3, 2013 1:31:16 AM

well your sata ports in the bios should be in AHCI mode which would be bad on the vendor if its not already. Other than that make sure you have your drivers available before you start.
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