I currently have a 120gb SSD as my boot drive and a 640gb hard drive for storage.
Can anyone explain the process of formatting my SSD and re-installing the OS? I do not care about the data that is currently on the SSD.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Unless you have a problem with the SSD that requires a clean install, then:
How about doing a back-up of your C drive, using windows Backup. Place the image on your C drive.
.. The Remove partition and do a secure erase to free up blocks for that "like new" feel.
.. Can also do FW update if needed.
.. Then insert windows installation disk and select repair - from Image. Or if you made the "repair disk" prompted for duing BU, use that disk.
.. Saves a Lot of time. From the Image file I can do a repair from image and have the system up in 15 min. No Drivers to load, No programs to load - wallaa done.
What I do is after a clean Install, all drivers loaded, all programs loaded - Then Check out. If good then I make my image. if something happens and I start having problems - Then Secure erase, reinstall backup image and everyting is back to New.