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Will a HDD wipe get rid of an OS?

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    Windows 8

    Will a HDD wipe get rid of an OS?


    I installed Win8 and have tried almost everything to gid rid of it.. Luckily, my HD blew last week and the one i'm using now i have all my files backed up.. I have a windows 7 disk on me, could I wipe my drive and reinstall Win7?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Roltz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, doing a clean install of Windows 7 will wipe the HDD and Windows 8.

    Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8


    Cheers man!
    for some reason the Win7 disc stops fails due to conflicting programs, could I wipe the HDD first, then install?
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, you would need to delete any partitions on the HDD until it's "unallocated space" at steps 7 and 8 in the tutorial above during setup, then select that to install Windows 7 on.
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