Do I need to format my harddrive? Tags: Format Hard Drives New Build Storage Last response: February 11, 2010 12:21 PM in Storage Share logitic February 10, 2010 11:02:35 PM I am building a new PC and everything in it will be new except my Hardrive. I will be reusing a 1t Barracuda hardrive that has Windows xp 32. The OS I will use for the new build is OEM Windows 7 64. If I need to format my old hardrive to use it in the new build how do I go about doing it? Thanks for any help I can get. More about : format harddrive XZR February 11, 2010 6:36:44 AM Yes, you need to reformat and install the new OS sub mesa a c 126 G Storage February 11, 2010 12:21:33 PM You should format while installing Windows 7, you can do it in the install setup. This is the prefered method; as Windows 7 creates partitions differently than older versions or third-party software. A quick format should be fine; simply first delete all partitions, then hit enter on the "unpartitioned space" that remains. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Computer can't find 3tb hard-drive , so can't format drive Forum Need to Format Harddrive Forum Do i need to format my harddrive Forum How format /configure a new Hard-drive with Vista 32 Forum Changing the format of an external harddrive Forum Windows ME install stuck after harddrive format ! Forum Format that harddrive Forum I am unable to format my seagate external harddrive Forum harddrive can't format Forum How to do hard-drive low level format ? Forum How do i move OS from harddrive to SSD ? and format the harddrive ? Forum My External Harddrive Won't Format Forum Do I have to FORMAT my HARDDRIVE ?!?!?!?! Forum Formatting external harddrive that already has data Forum Is there a correct way to format a harddrive ? Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum What hardware need to be 64bit for building a 64bit system? Forum 4TB Storage, need help with partition sizes Forum Ssd password locked can we flash this or format this drive Forum Quick format on raw drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !