Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
If you want to prevent Windows from creating this partition during installation, format and partition your drive before you install Windows.
How would I go about partitioning and formatting the drive before I install windows 7 from the bootable USB stick? After I wiped the drive with the copywipe 1.14 utility it deleted the partition and the drive itself was unbootable. This reverts back to one of my original questions where I asked if I needed a separate bootable USB stick with some partitioning and formatting utilities on it.
The bootable USB stick with the windows 7 installation on it goes directly into the installation routine without giving the option to do an independent partition and format.