Format/Partition Tags: Hard Drives Format Storage Last response: April 27, 2010 6:26 PM in Storage Share xxenergyxx April 27, 2010 7:09:01 AM Hi, When installing windows 7 on a HARDDRIVE (Western Digital 500gb 7200rpm) I am re-using from another computer, into a new build.... ....I want to DELETE all the existing partiions, and then go to advanced, and FORMAT the hardrive for a FRESH install right? Thank you for all your help. -Alberto Pizano More about : format partition gtvr a b G Storage April 27, 2010 4:28:05 PM Yes, assuming you do not want any of the existing data on the HD, and want to completely start from scratch. Delete partitions, create a new partition, then format & install. Win 7 installer should be able to handle that for you. xxenergyxx April 27, 2010 6:26:50 PM Oh great thank you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest way to format/partition an SSD (performance & wear-leveling) ForumHow to detect hard disk actual size windows server 2003 Forum[Solved] USB error - Please insert disk into removable disk - FIX! ForumHow do I get into cmos autodetect to turn it on? ForumError 0x80300024 install windows 7 from usb to ssd ForumHdd full format kardi restart hua purani windows start ho gayi ForumInstall OS on SSD then delete OS on HDD ? ForumHDD not displaying properly after new windows installation ForumBoot from a Raid Array greater than 2TB ForumFirst Timer: New $800 PC Build ForumPlz Help! cant get vista installed after killdisk pro ForumDisk read error! Forum320Gx2, one seems okay but the other is failing...? (set to RAID 0) ForumHelp taking out HDD from RAID ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumHard disk partition &format ForumHow I do partition/format deleted data on my One Touch IV Mini ForumHow can i format and partition if it damaged ForumHow di I re=format a NTFS partition into a FAT partition ForumFormat bad partition More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !