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Apr 27, 2010, 7:09 AM
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.
Apr 27, 2010
Apr 27, 2010, 4:28 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.
Apr 27, 2010, 6:26 PM
Oh great thank you.
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