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Old 12-18-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Question Reformatting Windows 7 confusion

I recently bought a notebook, and windows 7 was already partitioned in the C drive as a hidden drive. Since the OS came with a bunch of programs that i did not need, I would like to reformat my notebook with my own windows 7 cd so its a clean install without the junky programs. I would like to know if doing this will also wipe out the OS partition that is currently on the C' Drive? Any clarifications would be appreciated. xD

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Old 12-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reformatting Windows 7 confusion

It sounds like that is what you want. Depending on what version of 7 you have, there is an upgrade option, but it probably won't let you upgrade from 7 to 7. I would just do a clean install. You will probably want to click on Advanced options during set up and delete all the partitions. Then, when you install to the unformatted space, 2 partitions will be created. One 100MB partition for booting and the rest of the drive for the OS and your files.
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