Reformatting hard drive question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ChgoMike, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. ChgoMike macrumors newbie

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    My 27" iMac (2.4 Intel Core 2 Duo) needs a little spring cleaning. I have been thinking about reformatting the drive once the new OS comes out and starting from scratch.

    At one point I installed XP using Parallels and I want to get rid of that partition and install of XP. I should have installed it via boot camp - my mistake. Once I reformat, I'll install Windows 7 via bootcamp.

    Anyhow... my question is whether or not I'll be able to get rid of the partition and the XP install if I reformat my HD. Is there any recommended way to go about this?

    Thanks for any input...
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    If you reformat your entire HD, it will get rid of everything on it.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    I would make a superduper clone on a low cost external hdd. I would boot with the superduper clone and call up disk utility program. I would tell the program to sevure erase the internal hdd with a zero overwrite then i would partion and reformat the internal drive the way i want.

    You then have a complete empty drive. I would then install.


    free superduper clone program below

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html
     

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