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Deleting one OS


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#1 Plumber

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:14 AM

Hi all,don't know if this is the right place to post this,but here goes.I partitioned my hard drive a year ago and installed XP first and then Windows 7.I would like to keep the partitions but delete both OS's and reinstall Windows 7.I know how to install the OS but don't know what to do with the other OS.Meaning I would like to erase both OS's first and then install just one.Would that be possible.Thanx,Tony/

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:24 AM

If I understand correctly you want to erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive (both partitions) and start from scratch, is that correct? If so, boot to the Windows 7 dvd. The installation routine will detect the existing partitions and give you the option to format before installing. Format both partitions, then install the OS to c: drive.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

Thanx Allan,you understand correctly.Now that you mention it,when I reinstalled 7 a few months ago,it did give me that option and I forgot.Thank-you so much for your help,Tony.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

You're welcome.




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