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Wiping C Drive but keeping D


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#1 F C

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:54 PM

My computer has been hit with a nasty infection is already jammed up as it is so I would love to wipe my C drive and start a new. My laptop runs both a C drive and a D drive, so I only want my C drive to get wiped. I am currently using W7 but will be putting Vista onto it. I have the CDs from my original packaging for my laptop, is that I need? Some say just insert disk 1, restart pc and then follow on screen procedures. Is it that simple and will that way hit my D drive too? Ive backed up all my datya to the D drive and will be transferring it back over after wipe.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:16 AM

That's pretty much it, at some point you get asked what drive to install windows on and the option to format it, just don't choose D: and you should be fine!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:42 AM

Laptops...generally reflect restore/recovery partitions and/or disks...I would not plan on eliminating any existing partitions without reviewing the system documentation.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:00 PM

Yep Louis makes a good point there. If its a straight forward ms vista disk you can avoid the d drive but if its a manufacturers recovery disk then you may not have any real control over the install. Always best to backup to a seperate device anyway.




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