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 SolvedBest way to format/partition an SSD (performance & wear-leveling) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !