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13 Mar 2011   #1

 
 
Need Help ASAP

Hi all,
SO I want to dual boot Vista and Seven Ultimate on the same machine.
I have 2 HDDs, one with Vista, and the other with some programs I installed in Vista.
I want to install Seven on the 2nd HDD
It is marked as a logical drive.
DO I delete everything on that drive and install 7 on it?
Or.....
Do I partition the 2nd drive?
Or.......
Do I format the 2nd drive?
Thanks in advance!


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13 Mar 2011   #3

 
 

HEre goes the Screenie. I read that tuorial, it's very nice. Can I reformat from the Windows 7 USB?
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13 Mar 2011   #4

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I personally would delete the partition, Clean, & reformat.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New

or
from command prompt,
Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (2nd HD)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

or
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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13 Mar 2011   #5

 
 

Ok, but can't the Seven installer do all this for me? I'm lazy
xD
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13 Mar 2011   #6

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You can do all from DVD or Windows Vista desktop.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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13 Mar 2011   #7

 
 

I think I'll go for the DVD
Anything else I shoul dknow before I dual boot 7?
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13 Mar 2011   #8

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Would be worth checking for update Windodws 7 drivers on the manufacturer's web site.
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13 Mar 2011   #9
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The screenshot opens with a Security Bar which when clicked triggers fake AV scan saying "AVG has detected problems which it must fix" even though I don't have AVG. Had to kill fake scan via Task Manager - the link is apparently infected.

Use the Snipping Tool in Start Menu to post your screenshots and avoid that 3rd party hosting site. I would also run a full Malwarebytes and AV scan on your PC now.

It seems you have very little free space left on DISK1. You should reinstall programs on the same partition as the OS as they integrate themselves into registry and become part of the OS.

Then shrink the remaining space on Disk1 to create a Primary partition to install Windows 7 upon: Partition or Volume - Shrink. If Disk Mgmt won't create Primary there, use Step 2.2 here to create: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Then boot the installer to install to new partition; it will configure a Dual Boot with the other OS.

Since you may be infected I would personally wipe the target HD with Diskpart Clean All and create a new primary partition for install.
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13 Mar 2011   #10

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Here you go Greg.

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