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Windows 7: clean win 7 x64 install trouble

23 Nov 2011   #21
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

80 gigs for windows? seems a little big
I'd like to only give it as much space as it needs without being wasteful
How big is win 7 x64? I thought like 8 gigs max?


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23 Nov 2011   #22
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you aren't ever going to install applications or update Windows or have any personal data on C, 20 GB would probably get it done.

Are you ever going to install applications to your Windows partition or update Windows?

I hear of people doing fine with 40 GB if they watch what they install and stay on top of things.
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23 Nov 2011   #23
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Microsoft recommend 20GB For Windows 7 64-bit.

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

With applications, 40GB should be enough, but it depends what else you're going to install.

With today's larger hard drives you might as well give Windows room to breathe, in my view.
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23 Nov 2011   #24
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Microsoft recommend 20GB For Windows 7 64-bit.

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

With applications, 40GB should be enough, but it depends what else you're going to install.

With today's larger hard drives you might as well give Windows room to breathe, in my view.
I personally would go with no less than 100gb.
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23 Nov 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Since you're apparently missing my posts, I'll repeat: Boot into installer, select Custom install, then Drive Options, create a 100bg partition to try install, click Next.

What happens?

Had you used these Drive Options to delete and format as SeaVixen told you in Post #2 you would have likely had the problem solved then as installation would have proceeded or notified you that your Dynamic Disk couldn't be used until converted to Basic.
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23 Nov 2011   #26
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

Ohh so my partition for windows is also for my C:\ primary drive?
I don't see why i need to do a parition. Why can't all my data AND windows just be on C:\ without a partition?
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23 Nov 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

Win7 needs to be installed to a partition which will be C. You don't need to have any others, though, nor do you need to do anything if you're not concerned about partitioning.

Just click Next when it comes to the screen to select where you want to install Win7, since you only have the one HD and it's now wiped. The installer will create and format the partition for you, including a small boot partition for the boot files.
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23 Nov 2011   #28
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

ok it's wiped i'll try it now
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23 Nov 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

Let us know if error repeats now that HD is cleaned.
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23 Nov 2011   #30
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

well win7 is installing now so i guess it worked

silly to do this i guess i just ordered a new and bigger hd
should get that this week before weekend

in the future what AV would you guys suggest? i heard Avast! mentioned a lot
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