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Graeme1

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Hello All,

When I reinstall Windows 7 I would like to Format the disk also, should I choose Delete or Format in the Advanced Setting?

Thank you as always,

Best wishes
Graeme
 

flavallee

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Select Format.

Here is a good Windows 7 install guide that you can follow.

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Graeme1

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Thank you,
The reason I wanted to re-install Windows & is that the PC is playing up and has all sorts of spyware on, I would like to reformat but not sure whether to use delete or format in the advanced settings

Thanks again

Graeme
 

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You haven't provided a description of your computer or how you plan to reinstall Windows 7.

Does your computer have a built-in recovery/restore partition that allows you to revert it back to its original new condition?

Are you using a recovery/restore disc kit that came with it or that you created for it?

Are you using a standard original Windows 7 disc?

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Graeme1

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Windows 7 disk, I thought about booting it to the disk and when installing would format if needed, not sure about the partitions, thank you
 

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If you're not sure how to format the hard drive and do a reinstall of Windows 7, get someone knowledgeable to help you.

It can be an "all day" job to reinstall Windows 7 and get it completely up-to-date and get all devices working and get all desired programs installed and get it set up to your liking.

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should I choose Delete or Format in the Advanced Setting?
If you want to change the partitioning (e.g., increase the size; decrease the size and create another partition) then Delete. If you are going to keep the same partition then just format it.
 

Graeme1

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Thank you Terry,
I can see what you mean, I haven't actually seen if it is partitioned or not yet, if it is do I select the one with Windows System (I think) on then Format that one and just leave the other? I'm OK from then on I think ,

Many thanks,

Best wishes
Graeme
 

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if it is do I select the one with Windows System (I think) on then Format that one and just leave the other?
Yes. You can see now what the partitions are by looking in Disk Management (Example attached).
 

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Graeme1

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Ah thank you my friend, so in your example I would choose C:, click on it and then advanced settings Format? Then the fresh install would go on there?
 

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Yep! :) But remember that those "drive letter" designations are pretty meaningless. Better to identify partitions by name or size.
 
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