Do I need to format disk?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by DittyDum, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. DittyDum

    DittyDum New Member

    Jun 4, 2009
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    At first I was considering running a dual boot system with Windows Xp Professional 64 bit and Windows 7, but have since decided to run Windows 7 as my main OS. This computer is a new Core i7 build with 6 Gb Ram. I have already backed up the VERY few files I have on my computer, since its a new build I don't have many, so my question(s) is...would I need to do a fresh format of my hard drive by right clicking my C: drive and selecting format or do I just pop the Windows 7 disk in and allow it to do its thing? Will the install disk for Windows 7 give me the option to format my disk drive?

    Also, I have tried to format my disk by right clicking and selecting format, but I got an error stating to close anything that may have the contents of my hard drive open?
  2. loathe

    loathe New Member

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Boot to the DVD and you will be given the option to format there.

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