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 m 0 l sub mesa a c 127 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Do i need to format my harddrive Forum Need to Format Harddrive Forum Solvedformat 500 gb harddrive to fat 32 Forum SolvedFormat Harddrive and boot from usb? Forum Samsung Laptop Harddrive error. Took out to get data off and the CPU wants to format it. Forum How to format main harddrive Forum Unable to converting my 1tb internal harddrive from RAW format to NTFS format. Forum format new harddrive hp mini Forum SolvedNew Computer Build Harddrive won't Format Forum I don't want to format my external harddrive Forum SolvedDoes deleting all partitions and formatting on windows 7mean you lose everything on the harddrive? Forum SolvedFormatted Used Harddrive not showing in my computer Forum Format harddrive Partition Forum SolvedNeed a new hard-drive, will this work? Forum SolvedWife accidentally formatted the external harddrive.... Forum I keep on get format hardrive each time i insert my external harddrive Forum Windows ME install stuck after harddrive format! Forum I am unable to format my seagate external harddrive Forum Talt format extern HardDrive Forum My External Harddrive Won't Format Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !