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Windows 7: Wipe HDD with "diskpart >> clean all"

29 Oct 2011   #11
TorehanB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, I will give a try..

What makes you think that using bootable USB is more benefitial for installation process instead of DVD ?

I will give feedback as soon as possible.


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29 Oct 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TorehanB View Post
Thanks, I will give a try..

What makes you think that using bootable USB is more benefitial for installation process instead of DVD ?

I will give feedback as soon as possible.
The simple answer is that it's quicker.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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29 Oct 2011   #13
TorehanB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Smart
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29 Oct 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Using Flash Stick install also helps us determine if the problem is in the ISO, DVD burn or OD.
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31 Oct 2011   #15
TorehanB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi guys,

I've just tried to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit by using USB iso image on a different partition in my HDD. But I end up with the same configuration error. (Windows could not configure one or more system components)

There are 3 different partition;

100 MB - System Reserved
246 GB - Windows 7 32bit
219 GB - Where I 'm trying to install 64 Win7 64bit

Note: I used Windows 7 Disk Management to resize the 465 GB partition letting the new partition (216 GB) to be "Unallocated Space". The idea behind it is to let windows installer does the format.

So what do you suggest?

Should I try to install from USB stick after a diskpart >> clean ?
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31 Oct 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

The problem may be that 64 bit installer cannot update the System files (as it should to configure a Dual Boot) on the System REserved partition due to 32 bit Win7 being there.

You can check this by creating an Active target partition for 64 bit install using free Partition Wizard bootable CD, or using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

You can also back up an image of 32 bit to delete all partitions with installer or wipe the HD, clean install 64 bit, then try reimaging 32 bit to a partition to see if a Dual Boot can be set up from either OS using EasyBCD whose earlier editions are still free.

I would use the free Acronis premium cloning/imaging app which comes with any WD or Seagate HD, free Macrium Reflect or Paragon 11 for maximum flexibility of what/where you can image.

You start the desired partition by marking it Active using Diskpart or PW CD, then running Startup Repair 3 Separate Times
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01 Nov 2011   #17
TorehanB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The problem may be that 64 bit installer cannot update the System files (as it should to configure a Dual Boot) on the System REserved partition due to 32 bit Win7 being there.
Actually I'm not sure if this is the problem. Because in my early trial and errors I've tried to make clean install of only 64 bit Windows 7 but this was also problematic.

I will try to make the partition active and see what is going to change.

Thanks
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01 Nov 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try deleting all partitions, than reboot.

Take a look at those tutorials:
For Standard BIOS, 32bit & 64bit.
Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

For uEFI BIOS, 64bit only.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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03 Nov 2011   #19
TorehanB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, I give up.At last, I've tried everything exept UEFI install and I have no hope that this could help...

I will send the notebook to the technical department of the manufacturer and wish to get it back in 15 workdays.

Thanks for you valuable time and wise comments.
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03 Nov 2011   #20
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the update Torehan and thanks for your kind comment, it is appreciated.
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