Reformat dual boot drive

Discussion in 'Storage Devices' started by Missouri Mule, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Missouri Mule

    Missouri Mule Geek Trainee

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    I have been running a dual boot system (xp/Linux) for a some time, but I now need to reformat the drive to do a clean installation of Windows 7 Pro (without the dual boot). My question is this. When I do a complete reformat will it also clean the sector on the drive that does the dual boot start-up? My concern is that this process resides on the drive in a location that the reformatting won't touch, causing a failure of the new install. What is the best way to reformat prior to a clean install?
    Thanks - TCM.
  2. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    You will first have to remove Linux Boot Manager..You might have to use some software like Partition Magic... Or Delpart...
    Windows 7 setup can handle the rest..

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