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Windows 7: clean win 7 x64 install trouble


22 Nov 2011   #1

win 7 x64
 
 
clean win 7 x64 install trouble

I am trying to reformat my drives and install win 7 x64 on it

I am on step 7 here
Clean Install Windows 7

when i click on my main drive, 400 some gigs it says it is not properly formatted to use win 7. how do i reformat it? i have no access to my desktop, its completely F'ed and I installed linux mint in the mean time to access internet/emails.

Please help

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22 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you click on Drive Options (Advanced)?

If not, do so and you should be given the option to create a new partition.

Windows will offer to create a 100MB system reserved partition for the master boot record and a partition for Windows.

Select the larger partition, click Next and Windows should begin installing.
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22 Nov 2011   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.


1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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22 Nov 2011   #4

win 7 x64
 
 

when i type list diskpart it says there is no disk selected?
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22 Nov 2011   #5

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

LIST DISK, not list diskpart.
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22 Nov 2011   #6

win 7 x64
 
 

when i put in diskpart i get several options:
disk
partition
volume
vdisk

which one do i use?
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22 Nov 2011   #7

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Do you see this screen?

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22 Nov 2011   #8

win 7 x64
 
 

sure
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22 Nov 2011   #9

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This one?

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22 Nov 2011   #10

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

type list disk at the prompt in that black window.

Post a screen shot of the result or at least tell us what then comes up.

Here is a screen shot that comes up on my PC when i type list disk and hit enter key:


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