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Windows 7: Windows 7 install problem

05 Nov 2010   #31

windows 7
 
 

well i am at step 2... i don't know what i'm doing.. you are suggesting a bunch of other stuff and i wasn't even allowed to ask questions to get ahead of myself lol.. sooooo i'm trying to just figure out what i'm suppose to be doing in step 2... do i type in create partition primary if so.... how do i know how much space to allocate to this... he orginially had type go to step 2 step 2... however... step 2, step 2 doesn't say any procedures that i can tell... other than a screen shot that i see the words "active" and "exit" as commands typed in... so my questions are.. what am i suppose to be doing.

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05 Nov 2010   #32

windows 7
 
 

I'm not at the install point see this is why i'm saying its just better to wait till he gets back on... If you looked at the entire conversation you'd see i've been working with someone. I'm not complaining that anything is too difficult in fact i've been working with someone else for a while and told him i have no problem doing everything from scratch. he has been helping me go through everything step by step. I'm sorry i don't understand the way you are explaining but just because i don't doesn't mean you have to be mean to me and tell me those things and act like i'm being lazy or not willing to work something. I just wiped out the install i did do and am trying to do the steps that the previous person who has been working with me is giving me. i'm not going to give them up when i'm literally in the middle of a command screen just because you want me to go to an install screen.
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05 Nov 2010   #33

windows 7
 
 

okay that is what i'm asking but he said to go to step 2 of step 2. as in skip step 1 of step 2. see how this could be confusing for someone who doesn't know what they are doing... and if he isn't here to help me and then someone else comes in to take over and doesn't explain this and just assumes i should know what they are talking about. i don't, i'm trying to figure this out.
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05 Nov 2010   #34

windows 7
 
 

No i'd like to do it the way he initially set me up with instructions. i do best with instructions if you say do this, do this do this. not a do this, don't do this, yada yada. i get too confused. i created the partition. so now i need to create a size correct?
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05 Nov 2010   #35
Microsoft MVP

 

I understand the tutorial is confusing in that partitioning section.

Type: create partition primary size=102400

select partition 1

format fs=ntfs label="Windows 7"

active

Exit

Close Command Box, click Next on Language screen, Install Now, select partition you created for install, Next to begin install.

Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Nov 2010   #36

windows 7
 
 

IT doesn't matter whether or not you expected me to do them all at once or not. You should probably realize from the conversation prior that i may not be the most knowledgable in computers and that maybe posting that much information would be overwhelming and confusing me in the process. i appreciate your help.. i have a laptop up and i know how to make the screen shot larger so i can see the numbers. I promise i'm not an idiot, computers are just not my day job. i am just simply asking for you to help take me through things step by step. now that you have explain the question i had about step 2. i will work on that part and see how it goes. Thank you.
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05 Nov 2010   #37
Microsoft MVP

 

Computers are not my day job either. Keep in mind that we are volunteers here helping you out of kindness.

Many of us could be making good money doing this same work but have instead helped make SevenForums the leading tech site for Windows 7 with all volunteers.

Even Microsoft's own Installation forum has only a fraction of the traffic with salaried professionals staffing it.
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05 Nov 2010   #38

windows 7
 
 

I get that, i was happy to wait till the person who was helping me before answered me even if meant waiting till tomorrow. you acted as if i wasn't willing to do the work and i was, i have been, it is all i am saying.
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06 Nov 2010   #39
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, my apologies for leaving you hanging but it was my beddy-bye time.



Skip #1 in Step Two and at #2 in Step Two enter the commands one at a time and hit <enter> after each command.

That will create a single partition of 100GB to do the installation to, after that enter "exit" 2 times to close the command window and get back to the language screen to start the installation.



Edit: I have now made Step Two #1 less confusing.
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06 Nov 2010   #40

windows 7
 
 

so i have completed step 1 and 2 and doing in the install process and clicked custom install. i assume i select the partition 1: windows 7 is that correct?
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