deleting partition on new sata disk RRS feed

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  • I want to delete partition on my sata drive, but while installing windows 7 delete and format are greyed out and not let me to get rid off the partition
    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:12 PM

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  • Boot the windows 7 dvd again. When you get to the screen: "where do you want to install windows" press the keys SHIFT + F10 .In the command line type in:

    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 0
    3. list partition
    4. select partition X (where X is the number of your desired partition from the 3rd command)
    5. format fs=ntfs quick

    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:42 PM