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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

28 Oct 2010   #1
mercury3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

Need help badly. This netbook, has ubuntu installed. I wanted to put Windows 7 on it but I can't see the HDD during setup. BIOS detects it just fine.

I have read that Ubuntu does something to the partitions. When I do diskpart, list disk, I can only see one disk with 15GB space (Netbook has 160GB HDD). When I go into recovery in windows 7 and go command prompt it sends me directly to "X:sources" where X seems to be some kind of Windows 7 recovery image???


Please help if you have experience, need a stept by step guide or tutorial on this.







Thank you.


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28 Oct 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

I guess the 15 GB is the disk space in which ubuntu is installed . Do you want to keep ubuntu or not ?

Download Partition Wizard Bootable CD , burn it in a disk . Boot from the PW disk , you will see the rest as unpartitioned space . Format it as NTFS primary partition (if you want to keep ubuntu, otherwise you may format the entire disk as NTFS primary using partition wizard ) .

Now you can install windows .
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28 Oct 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mercury3, welcome to Seven Forums!



If Partition Wizard does see the whole Hard Disk Drive (HDD) it would be a good idea to do a wipe (secure erase) to the HDD to over-write all the Linux code so you will have the best possible space to install Windows 7 to, have a look at Option Three in this tutorial at the link below.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Here is another very useful tutorial that shows how to do a wipe using diskpart.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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28 Oct 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello mercury3, welcome to Seven Forums!



If Partition Wizard does see the whole Hard Disk Drive (HDD) it would be a good idea to do a wipe (secure erase) to the HDD to over-write all the Linux code so you will have the best possible space to install Windows 7 to, have a look at Option Three in this tutorial at the link below.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Here is another very useful tutorial that shows how to do a wipe using diskpart.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Nice post Mr. PW
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28 Oct 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post





Nice post Mr. PW


Thanks mate!
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28 Oct 2010   #6
mercury3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

NO success. I Wiped the HDD (quick fill with zero's), I formated into NTFS, then I set it as active. Still no go.

Please help, it's definitely something more to it than what that guide suggests.
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28 Oct 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Is "where do you want to install" shows nothing ? like this image ?
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If so , follow this tutorial : SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup .

Hope it helps .


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29 Oct 2010   #8
mercury3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Is "where do you want to install" shows nothing ? like this image ?
Attachment 108793

If so , follow this tutorial : SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup .

Hope it helps .
Where to get a SATA driver for this netbook?
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29 Oct 2010   #9
mercury3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried wipe disk with the that wizard program. Yet whenever I go into command prompt from Windows 7 setup, it brings me to X:\sources again. WTF is X:\

Why does diskpart only see one disk with size of 15gb. No concrete answers here. Please somebody who has experience with this post in here, others wise don't waste my time and yours, ty.
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29 Oct 2010   #10
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

mercury3
That is no way to ask for help.


I would have helped but honestly I will not help utterly rude people...

Thanks Ivan

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