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Windows 7: Creating A new Partition help?


10 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Creating A new Partition help?

hi
i have windows vista home premium and i want to upgrade to win 7 ultimate x64(clean upgrade) and i have a recovery partition called"hp recovery" and hp told me that it will no longer work if you did a clean installation of windows 7

so i want to delete all partitions during installing windows 7 and creat a new NTFS one with 180gb(system will create a recovery one automaticaly right?) and after installing windows i open desk maingment and creat a new one with the rest of the HDD.

so will it work?
can i select partition format when creating it?
do i have to format it directly after creating it?

and thanks

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10 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Soosa

Welcome to Seven Forums
Once you format your existing partitions, you will lose the current recovery partition and Windows will not automatically create another following your upgrade to Win 7 Ultimate. There are tools available however these are primarily limited to OEM-vendors and some imaging software such as Acronis etc.
Have a look at some of the following SF tutorials, don't forget to thank Shawn for the work done, to help you with what you propose to do:

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7
How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

For the initial image, similar to the recovery partition, make sure that you create an image of your newly-installed Windows 7 - refer to the following tutorial :

How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7

Hope this helps and regards

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10 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You can use the method described here to clean the hard drive, minus step 3:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

These will give you the info needed for doing the installation, ignore the second one if it does not apply:
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The recovery partition is not created automatically. There is a system reserve partition that is automatically created, by that is no where near the same thing. You will need to create you primary partition, your second partition (data only I'm guessing), and a third recovery partition.
Recovery Partition - Create

EDIT: guess someone beat me to it.
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10 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soosa View Post
so will it work?
Yes, exactly as you guessed. You can wipe all partitions clean, then create your 180 GB one and install Windows 7 to it. Once completed, you can create a D drive with the rest of the hard drive's space. The recovery partition can be blown away as well, as it will only restore Vista. It is a dumb idea to store that on the same physical hard drive as the OS anyway. If the drive dies, so does your backup. You should have created the discs right away and then you could have deleted the recovery partition from the very beginning. Anyway, I disgress. Once you get Win 7 installed, you can make your own backup process.
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10 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Hi Soosa

Welcome to Seven Forums
Once you format your existing partitions, you will lose the current recovery partition and Windows will not automatically create another following your upgrade to Win 7 Ultimate. There are tools available however these are primarily limited to OEM-vendors and some imaging software such as Acronis etc.
Have a look at some of the following SF tutorials, don't forget to thank Shawn for the work done, to help you with what you propose to do:

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7
How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

For the initial image, similar to the recovery partition, make sure that you create an image of your newly-installed Windows 7 - refer to the following tutorial :

How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7

Hope this helps and regards

no i meant system reserve partition not recovery partition.
just like the one in the tutorial:
Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install
and thanks
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10 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello soosa, welcome to Seven Forums!





If you are going to do a clean install and there's going to be nothing on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that you care about; have a look at the tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything left on the HDD and gives you a clean slate to install Windows 7 to. If you want to create a specific size partition, at Step Three use this command to create a 180GB partition ...

"create partition primary=184320MB"

then after the install you can create other partitions as you choose.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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10 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello soosa, welcome to Seven Forums!





If you are going to do a clean install and there's going to be nothing on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that you care about; have a look at the tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything left on the HDD and gives you a clean slate to install Windows 7 to. If you want to create a specific size partition, at Step Three use this command to create a 180GB partition ...

"create partition primary=184320MB"

then after the install you can create other partitions as you choose.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
but i need that 100mb partition for system recovery can i skip step three and start the win 7 installation and manke a new partition so windows will create that 100mb boot disk.
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10 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soosa View Post
but i need that 100mb partition for system recovery can i skip step three and start the win 7 installation and manke a new partition so windows will create that 100mb boot disk.
I'm not sure what you are still worried about. You don't need a guide or a tutorial. If you boot from your Windows 7 disc, you can delete all partitions, and then create your 180 GB one. The 100 MB partition will be created for you automatically, and then setup will continue.
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10 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soosa View Post
but i need that 100mb partition for system recovery can i skip step three and start the win 7 installation and manke a new partition so windows will create that 100mb boot disk.
I'm not sure what you are still worried about. You don't need a guide or a tutorial. If you boot from your Windows 7 disc, you can delete all partitions, and then create your 180 GB one. The 100 MB partition will be created for you automatically, and then setup will continue.
exactly what I'm was worried about is that 100mb boot disk.

thanks alot man you are a lifesaver
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10 Aug 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soosa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello soosa, welcome to Seven Forums!





If you are going to do a clean install and there's going to be nothing on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that you care about; have a look at the tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything left on the HDD and gives you a clean slate to install Windows 7 to. If you want to create a specific size partition, at Step Three use this command to create a 180GB partition ...

"create partition primary=184320MB"

then after the install you can create other partitions as you choose.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
but i need that 100mb partition for system recovery can i skip step three and start the win 7 installation and manke a new partition so windows will create that 100mb boot disk.

If you wanted to use the tutorial, skip Step Three, when you get here create the desired partition(s) and the 100MB boot partition will still be created; that way you will still have a clean slate to install to. Just deleting the existing partitions does not "remove" the existing data, just marks it to be over-written as needed.

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