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Old 07-25-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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hello, i don't know if this was already discussed here....
I need to reinstall windows.I have my original windows 7 cd which i can't use because my cd/dvd drive is broken, so i copied it to usb drive. now my question is how can i reformat my hard drive ( C ), i want to do clean install.
I'm pretty sure i can format the C drive with cmd, i don't know how though..
pls some one help me wit this...


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Old 07-25-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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I don't think you could format Hard drive when you till using it.
But you can till install OS by making an USB Boot Device (very simple)
Here is the Details: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-cr...7-dvdusb-tool/

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:54 AM   #3
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Thanks, that was helpful! so once i boot from USB am i going to be able to reformat the c drive?
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Yep, when you install new OS, you can choose to format it.
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