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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit partition/fovrmat

12 Aug 2009   #1
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit partition/fovrmat

Hi, I have:

1 x 320gb hard drive - OS

2 x 1TB hard drive - DATA

I currently have vista installed on the 320gb hard drive, when isntalling windows i chose custom option and deleted the first partition from the 320gb drive, i then clicked next. Now does this automatically create the reovery patition within windows 7? and does this format the whole drive? I ask the latter question becuase immediately after i deleted the parition and clicked next, it started to expand the windows files and not sure if it formatted it? I remember in XP days it did the quick format and thorough format which took some time. Which format does windows 7 do? Why did MS take away the option to select which type of format u want to do! Grr. Thanks for the help!


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12 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnHarvis View Post
Hi, I have:

1 x 320gb hard drive - OS

2 x 1TB hard drive - DATA

I currently have vista installed on the 320gb hard drive, when isntalling windows i chose custom option and deleted the first partition from the 320gb drive, i then clicked next. Now does this automatically create the reovery patition within windows 7? and does this format the whole drive? I ask the latter question becuase immediately after i deleted the parition and clicked next, it started to expand the windows files and not sure if it formatted it? I remember in XP days it did the quick format and thorough format which took some time. Which format does windows 7 do? Why did MS take away the option to select which type of format u want to do! Grr. Thanks for the help!
The (quick) format is done under water.

Greetz
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12 Aug 2009   #3
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 

can we not choose the full format during installation?
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13 Aug 2009   #4
JohnHarvis

FreeBSD
 
 

anyone?
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13 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnHarvis View Post
anyone?
No you cant'''if you want to fully format the drive than some linux tools like GParted on a live CD would do the trick. Setup makes two partitions during setup...A System partition where critical files are at (some are activation) and the OS drive. It marks all the files on the OS drive writable and removes their properties (I think) which constitutes a quick format of sorts.
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13 Aug 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnHarvis View Post
anyone?
I always do my partitioning with "Acronis Disk Director 10" on a boot cd, before I install windows.
That way I'm sure it will be a primary partition and it occupies all the free space.

You can download Acronis DD10 from the Acronis website.
It's a 30 day trial, but you can make a boot cd with the program and that you can use forever.
And partitioning outside the windows realm is safer and more stable.


Good luck

greetz
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