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Format HD to factory Specs

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    Format HD to factory Specs

    I have 2 HDs that have the STUPID Win8 System Reserve partition.
    Can't use them as a system disk because no matter what I try it wants to repair the WIN8 OS.

    All I want is to re-format a HD to factory specs.

    Does anyone out there have an answer to the problem?



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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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