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bobbagels
Just Another Scorpion Mechwarrior
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[WIN7] Wipe and reinstall help pls?

Hello Hello,
I have a machine (AMD) that is a duel boot configuration XP (was on first) and 7.
This machine has 2 HD's where both OS reside on. They are a Raid0 config.
It also has another HD for backup purposes (which I have done)

I think I would now like to wipe both OS clean and just install Windows 7 fresh. (i dont think I need to partition any more as this machine will be strictly for invoices and estimates, and I still have other HD's to back up to)

I DO have BOTH OS Disc's from the original installs (XP & 7 discs)

And (in theory) I should be able to just install my buisness software and restore from backup as it has "backup & restore" features (which I have done to 2 seperate HD's as this is important stuff) (20 yrs buisness records)

I'm not exactly sure how to wipe it all clean and reinstall the OS's.

Also, I know Raid1 would be better for security? But leaving it the way it is , is ok with me. I backup the important stuff to other HD's all the time. (this machine was originally built for gaming and thats why Raid0 was used for the speed. back in the day this machine was top notch, hell, its still fast)

Any recommendations, suggestions and instructions welcome.
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Gem
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First, copy anything you want to keep to your other hard drives.

Then totally wipe each drive using software of your choice.

Next rebuild your raid-0.

Finally, reinstall W7 normally.

This assumes you no longer want to dual boot XP, of course.

If you do want to keep dual booting, install XP first, then W7 would be my recommendation.



bobbagels
Just Another Scorpion Mechwarrior
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Matawan, NJ
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said by Gem:

Then totally wipe each drive using software of your choice.

Next rebuild your raid-0.

Finally, reinstall W7 normally.

This assumes you no longer want to dual boot XP, of course.

THX for the reply,
AH,
Not sure how
Dont know how
This I can do
I do not need XP any longer
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Last night I saw a naked cowgirl, she was floatin across the ceilin