|04 Feb 2012||#1|
Installing Windows 7 64bit on new SSD
I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 on an SSD I just bought and I was wondering if there was anyway to do so without creating the 100 MB System Partition that contains the boot files. The HDD that I originally installed Windows 7 on created the System Partition automatically and I don't want to repeat that mistake. Thank you for any help provided.
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|04 Feb 2012||#2|
Yep, using Diskpart early in the installation; make sure all other drives are disconnected. This creates a single partition covering the entire drive, formats it, and marks it active. No system reserved.
1. Once Windows 7 Setup is loaded, press Shift + F10 keys at the first setup screen (which allows selection of language, keyboard and locale). A Command Prompt window will be opened.
2. Run Diskpart, the built-in disk partitioning tool of Windows 7, with the following command:
3. Type in the following commands one by one, followed by the Enter key to create a partition (text in brackets are comments only):
list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)
select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick
4. Type exit at command prompt to close Command Prompt window.
5. Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to highlight and select the partition just created when you come to the partition screen.
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