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Windows 7: Windows 7 installed on recovery


24 Mar 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'll leave you with this, I suggest you completely wipe the entire Hard Disk Drive and start over with a clean install of Windows 7; have a thorough look through this information below.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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24 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks heaps, have a good sleep!
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24 Mar 2011   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Before you do that - are you ever going to want to put the original operating system back on from the recovery partition ?

For example, if you wanted to use for something, or were going to sell the machine at some time in the future?
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24 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Woohoo reinstalled and everything is looking great- huge thanks Bare Foot Kid! That tutorial is great, very easy for a newbie to use.

SIW2: I got your message too late, but thankfully I am not wanting to put Vista back on, nor am I looking to sell this laptop.

Thank you again guys, problem solved!
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25 Mar 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, you're welcome; good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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25 Mar 2011   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hiya BFK - have fun with this one.

Hello SIW, I'm on my way to bed for the night and it's Greg's turn!
No time for bed, you need to post 27/7 Ted
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25 Mar 2011   #17
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hiya BFK - have fun with this one.

Hello SIW, I'm on my way to bed for the night and it's Greg's turn!
No time for bed, you need to post 27/7 Ted

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