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Windows 7: Re-Installation Partitions

19 Feb 2012   #1
T3ch Savy

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
Influx

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
johnebadbak

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 win7 partition leave the balance unallocated.
then you can get linux on the unallocated space,and a second partition for storage for win7 as well.
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19 Feb 2012   #4
xxxdannyxxx

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
T3ch Savy

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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