|29 Nov 2012||#22|
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Real easy. Download the iso from the site and burn it to a cd ( the file is small )
You use it to make your partitions b4 you install 7. And I always use it to mark the install partition active, that way windows doesn`t create the system reserved partition. Start off by deleting all the partitions so you have 1 empty drive, then create your partitions. Watch the video at the site, it shows you how to use Partition Wizard, very helpful.
You DO NOT NEED a System Reserved Partition. It will just waste a another use of a Primary Partition. Delete it during the install.
Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
I would break your drive into 3 PRIMARY partitions of 300 GBs, 300 GBs and a 331 GB, as a 1 terabyte drive is actually only 931 Gigabytes. ( Just an example )
You could then store your data on the 2nd and put disk images on the 3rd.
You can always order recovery cd`s from the manufacturer in the future, if you ever want to put it back to factory condition. Yuk
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|29 Nov 2012||#24|
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Since the recovery partition won't boot then there's no reason to keep any of the partitions on the HD.
So when you get to the step in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 for booting the installer to Clean Install Windows 7, choose the Drive Options link shown in Steps 6-7 to Delete all Partitions, then Create and Format the new ones like you want them.
Ignore the small 100mb boot partition Windows 7 creates at the front of the disk, select the next partition over for Windows 7 install, then click Next to start install. This way your partitioning is handled easily during install.
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