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OK, long story shorttrying to do a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit and I'm having some problem's that are driving me insane.
I have 2 hard drives. 60gb SSD and 1TB HDD. When I install windows it makes a partition and saves my old windows crap to some file...I dont want this.. I want a FULL clean install, with no partition's. The way windows install wants it to go, I'll have 2 hard drives and 2 partitons....no good. I want just my SSD and my HDD no partitions. and how do I delete EVERYTHING off of my hdd's??? I know this is a noob mistake but im going insane trying to fix this. please help!!
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Enter Windows CD

Restart

Boot to CD

Click install Windows

When it asks you where you want to install it, choose your hard drives individually and click "Format" on each one of them. That will delete everything on them.

After you've formatted all the drives you wanted to format, click the hard drive you WANT to install Windows on, and click next.

Simple... I don't know what way you were trying to install it
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Just format the drive before installing windows. It is an option when you are selecting which drive to install windows to.
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When you install Windows and it asks you to pick a drive, click the "Drive Options (advanced)" link. From there you can delete all the partitions, then you can install Windows to your SSD, which now is completely wiped.
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post #5 of 18
Hdd-erase...works on ssd too.
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Format the HDD, or delete it when it lets you select the HDD you want to install the OS on. But make sure you go on custom install, and not upgrade.
     
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post #7 of 18
unplugg non OS drive
run custom installation
delete current partition on SSD
make new partition using whole SSD (100mb partition will be made automatically)
run clean install

note: you have to have a partition on a drive, even if it is just 1.

easiest way to "delete" data from a drive is to create a new partition on it, but data wont have been actually erased, and could possibly be recovered
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Sweet. I was thinking i just didnt see the formate button but it wasnt there lol, ill try it agin. thank you guys for the flame free help
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You can repartition the HDDs so that there's one partition on each drive after install. No extra reinstall needed.

Start menu > type "Partition" in search box > Click "Create and format hard disk partitions". You can delete, recreate, move, resize, etc. partitions. All hard drives must have at least 1 partition per drive. Unless you create a dynamic disk which splits a single partition over several drives, but doing that between an SSD and HDD is something I wouldn't recommend, and creating a dynamic disk to begin with I wouldn't recommend either; I did that accidentally once. Almost ruined a Windows install because I couldn't boot to it without experiencing serious problems.
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Sweet. I was thinking i just didnt see the formate button but it wasnt there lol, ill try it agin. thank you guys for the flame free help
No flaming here buddy, we're all here to learn and share knowledge
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