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Windows 7: Installation partition

12 Jan 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Something must have replicated from what was on the HDD before. I would do a clean with e.g. Dban http://www.dban.org/


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12 Jan 2012   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Great suggestion.

I know it stinks to feel like you're starting all over, but it will never be easier than it is right now. If you try to clean the drive, then install a bunch of programs only to run into trouble down the road you'll be even farther behind.
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12 Jan 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just be aware that the Dban run will take a while in view of the size of the disk.
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13 Jan 2012   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Why are you install a 32 bit OS with 8gb of ram?
To use all 8gb you will need to install a 64 bit OS.
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13 Jan 2012   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Why are you trying to run the Install DVD? You need to boot the Win7 installer to use Drive Options to Delete, repartition and Format before install. Clean Install Windows 7

If the install fails when booting the installer, then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from Command Line in System Recovery Options. This is much faster and is all that is needed to overcome boot sector corruption which might block install.
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15 Jan 2012   #16
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I think before setting up an operating system including Windows 7 one must check the hard disk for partitions and organize them properly with a good Partition Manager. If that is done then the set up proceeds relatively smoothly.

In my opinion you need to reorganize your partitions and start the Windows 7 installation de-novo to get a good stable system in the end.
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15 Jan 2012   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It's easiest to use the Win7 installer to delete and create partitions as you wish, format before installing to first partition: Clean Install Windows 7

You can also leave the partitioning the same to preserve a Recovery or Data partition, just select C to install. The installer will auto-format the partition if you don't.

Easiest of all is to delete all partitions during install, then just click Next to let the installer create and format your install partition (and a small boot partition) for you.
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15 Jan 2012   #18
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Sometimes there is important data stored in the other partitions that one may not like to get rid of. I am not sure if the Windows 7 installer can re-size a partition without deleting it. That is why I had suggested the use of a good Partition Manager.

If you are starting with a completely clean slate then it does not matter if you use the Windows Partition Manager or a third party one.
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