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13 Mar 2011   #11


Infected? Must be imageshack... dunno
I think I'm just gonna format my disk with the 7 installer... Don't want to do diskpart and all that.....
Wont the 7 installer create the primary partition for me?
Thanks to all

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13 Mar 2011   #12


You'll need to shrink the partition on DISK1 first to make space for installer to create New and Format.

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13 Mar 2011   #13


Hehe, but I want to install 7 on a different HDD which I don't mind it formatting. Is that fine?
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13 Mar 2011   #14


I thought you said you wanted to install Win7 on the second HD which is Disk1?

If so and as stated you have programs installed on it you'll need to reinstall them correctly to C, then back up any files before deleting the partition with installer to create and format a new one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #15


That's right, G:, Disk1
I don't mind erasing all the data on it, and i'd prefer if win7 does it for me
thanks a lot
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13 Mar 2011   #16


Can Win7 do this for me? xD
And what's the worst thing that could happen during or after install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #17


Yes, using the Custom Install>Drive Options to Delete, Create New and Format as pictured here: Clean Install Windows 7

If you want to be extra safe, unplug the other HD during install. Afterwards plug back in the other HD, boot the preferred OS by setting it first HD to boot in BIOS setup, boot the other HD using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas allowing Win7 to configure a Dual Boot makes it dependent to boot on Vista, making Vista harder to remove later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #18


Can I use Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device?
Oh and is there any way for me to "unplug" the first drive without physically unplugging it ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #19


You could even run the extracted install files from Vista, after wiping the target HD using Diskpart commands already given from the Vista Command Line.

But it's best to have a DVD so you have a bootable repair disk as well. They're $2 for a 3 pack of good quality DVD's on the rack at Walgreens.

If you can't pull the data cable from the HD, then disable it in BIOS setup temporarily.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #20


So, bottom line, will it work?
(I'm really sorry I just don't understand :S)
If I format the G: hard drive without uninstalling Vista's porgrams, can I just run a registry cleaner later in vista to get rid of the programs? I towuld be a LOT faster
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