How to Reformat hard drive, And install Windows 7?

So, long story short I recently built a new PC, I used my old hard drive but come to the conclusion that my Hard drive needs re-formatting. I just want to wipe everything, and start over with windows 7 instead. I've got my Windows 7 Disk, What do I have to do to wipe/Install everything?

Do I just insert the disk and restart my computer and it'll wipe and re-install everything or do I need to manually wipe the hard drive first?
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More about reformat hard drive install windows
  1. in the win7 setup choose to do advanced and delete the existing partitions and et it do the rest
  2. Enter the BIOS [ start up] menu .

    set the dvd as the first boot device

    save and exit

    put the windows disk in the dvd . Use the power button to turn the pc off by holding it down for 5 seconds .

    press the button again and you should boot to the dvd . From there follow the instructions
  3. Thank you guys,

    Another for question for anybody who cares to answer -

    Should I keep old hard drive or should I spend 60 quid and update to Samsung evo 840 120Gb SSD? Or would that be unnecessary....
  4. if your old drive is big... 1TB+ keep it..

    Get a 240GB SSD for boot and then move your profile to the large drive
  5. The drive is 750GB,
    A friend suggested buying an SSD, However if its not necessary then I'd rather not spend money I don't need to spend if that makes sense...
  6. Best answer
    SSD's change your comptuing experience . Cold boots in 8 seconds here .
    They may also help you get into game maps faster too , but they wont change fps or in game performance
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