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Windows 7: can not install fresh copy of win 7

14 Feb 2012   #11
AmooryBibo

win 7 prof. 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmooryBibo View Post
do you mean that every time i ahve to install win7 i have to Unplug DISK0!!

You should have only have 1 drive connected when you begin the install.

I assume this is a single drive system with multiple partitions. If that is true, you have nothing to unplug.

On the other hand, if you have 2 drives, unplug the one that you don't want to have Windows.
but i have another 2TB which is DISK0 and it contains a lot of data! what shoild i do then


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14 Feb 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The best idea is to connect the drive that will have Windows to port 0, so that it will be Disk 0. You can get away with installing Windows on Disc 1, but in certain circumstances that can later cause problems.

So--disconnect all hard disk drives.

Then connect the Windows drive to the motherboard connector to which the 2 TB drive was connected--that is port 0.

Leave the 2 TB disconnected.

Install Windows to the other disc now on port 0.

After the install is finished and everything looks cool, reconnect the 2 TB to port 1. It will then show up as Disk 1, not disc 0.
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14 Feb 2012   #13
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Do the following in this order:

1. Unplug the 2TB drive.
2. Install Windows to the 195GB partition on the plugged in disk
3. Plug the 2TB drive back in again.

Now you can continue as normal. During installation, it is always recommended to only have a single disk plugged in at a time. This makes the installation easier.

EDIT : Looks like we posted at same time Ignatz - sorry didn't mean to butt in.

Regards,
Golden
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14 Feb 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
EDIT : Looks like we posted at same time Ignatz - sorry didn't mean to butt in.

Regards,
Golden
No sweat Golden.

Do you remember that caveat about putting Windows on Disc 1? I ran that way for years without issues, but recall a post on this forum somewhere about how that can on rare occasions cause a problem of some type??
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14 Feb 2012   #15
Golden

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I remember it now, because I had that issue once, or so I suspect...........
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14 Feb 2012   #16
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Could you please clarify that if there is an external Disk 1 then that too needs to be disconnected when installing Windows on Disk 0?

I had till now thought that if Windows was being installed on Disk 0 then Disk 1 and other higher numbered Disks whether internal or external need not be unplugged.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmooryBibo View Post
do you mean that every time i ahve to install win7 i have to Unplug DISK0!!

You should have only have 1 drive connected when you begin the install.

I assume this is a single drive system with multiple partitions. If that is true, you have nothing to unplug.

On the other hand, if you have 2 drives, unplug the one that you don't want to have Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #17
AmooryBibo

win 7 prof. 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The best idea is to connect the drive that will have Windows to port 0, so that it will be Disk 0. You can get away with installing Windows on Disc 1, but in certain circumstances that can later cause problems.

So--disconnect all hard disk drives.

Then connect the Windows drive to the motherboard connector to which the 2 TB drive was connected--that is port 0.

Leave the 2 TB disconnected.

Install Windows to the other disc now on port 0.

After the install is finished and everything looks cool, reconnect the 2 TB to port 1. It will then show up as Disk 1, not disc 0.
Too late.....what i did is that i disconnected the 2TB (DISK0) and i installed win 7!
What shall i do now ? NOTE: the 2TB still disconnected
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #18
AmooryBibo

win 7 prof. 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Do the following in this order:

1. Unplug the 2TB drive.
2. Install Windows to the 195GB partition on the plugged in disk
3. Plug the 2TB drive back in again.

Now you can continue as normal. During installation, it is always recommended to only have a single disk plugged in at a time. This makes the installation easier.

EDIT : Looks like we posted at same time Ignatz - sorry didn't mean to butt in.

Regards,
Golden
i appriciate your help guys thx don't worry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #19
AmooryBibo

win 7 prof. 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Could you please clarify that if there is an external Disk 1 then that too needs to be disconnected when installing Windows on Disk 0?

I had till now thought that if Windows was being installed on Disk 0 then Disk 1 and other higher numbered Disks whether internal or external need not be unplugged.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmooryBibo View Post
do you mean that every time i ahve to install win7 i have to Unplug DISK0!!

You should have only have 1 drive connected when you begin the install.

I assume this is a single drive system with multiple partitions. If that is true, you have nothing to unplug.

On the other hand, if you have 2 drives, unplug the one that you don't want to have Windows.
let me see and i'll get back to you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmooryBibo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmooryBibo View Post
do you mean that every time i ahve to install win7 i have to Unplug DISK0!!

You should have only have 1 drive connected when you begin the install.

I assume this is a single drive system with multiple partitions. If that is true, you have nothing to unplug.

On the other hand, if you have 2 drives, unplug the one that you don't want to have Windows.
but i have another 2TB which is DISK0 and it contains a lot of data! what shoild i do then
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmooryBibo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The best idea is to connect the drive that will have Windows to port 0, so that it will be Disk 0. You can get away with installing Windows on Disc 1, but in certain circumstances that can later cause problems.

So--disconnect all hard disk drives.

Then connect the Windows drive to the motherboard connector to which the 2 TB drive was connected--that is port 0.

Leave the 2 TB disconnected.

Install Windows to the other disc now on port 0.

After the install is finished and everything looks cool, reconnect the 2 TB to port 1. It will then show up as Disk 1, not disc 0.
Too late.....what i did is that i disconnected the 2TB (DISK0) and i installed win 7!
What shall i do now ? NOTE: the 2TB still disconnected
power off, reconnect the 2TB disk. power on and boot from the other disk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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