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Windows 7: Re-Installation Partitions

19 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Re-Installation Partitions

I am attempting to do a clean install of Windows 7 from a re-installation disc. The whole point of this is to completely reformat and create room on my HDD so that there is space for my Windows 7 partition and then extra room for a Linux/other partition, but when I go into the custom options of what partition to install my image of 7 there is no option to reformat the whole hard drive. The only reason I am doing this is because when I've tried to install Ubuntu Linux already the installer recognizes my drive as completely allocated even though I have created room on my current partition. I can supply images and system information I'm just really determined to create a dual boot system, not a virtual machine. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks T3ch Savy(Sort of)

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19 Feb 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums, T3ch Savy. This detailed tutorial will show you the right way.
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19 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

free partition tool get the bootable cd version Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

If all the hdd space has been taken to capacity, use the tool to resize Windows 7 partition leave the balance unallocated.
then you can get linux on the unallocated space,and a second partition for storage for Windows 7 as well.
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19 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This should be what your looking for tried and tested by 1000s of members here - SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Danny
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21 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
This should be what your looking for tried and tested by 1000s of members here - SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Danny
This was exactly what I was looking for thank you very much!! Everything went smoothly(ish) and now I'm posting from my fresh installation. Now to install Ubuntu!
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