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Windows 7: Windows 7 partitions

15 Jan 2009   #1
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
Windows 7 partitions

Is anyone else's Windows 7 partitioned like this:

I just think it's weird that it would set up two partitions for an install.




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15 Jan 2009   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Firestrider.

That's the partition Windows 7 creates for the boot files. The way to avoid it is to install to a pre-existing partition.















Later Ted
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15 Jan 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes that is normal in Windows 7, it sets up a 200mb partition for the boot files. It only does that if you only have one OS on the computer, if you had Vista and you were dual booting you wouldn't get the 200mb partition.

You beat me Ted.
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15 Jan 2009   #4
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Thanks for the responses. Did Vista partition like that too on a new volume? Also is there a way to use the new file system WinFS?
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15 Jan 2009   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry guy!......Both explanations complement each other though.


















Later Ted
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15 Jan 2009   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Thanks for the responses. Did Vista partition like that too on a new volume? Also is there a way to use the new file system WinFS?
Hello again.

It has to be the ONLY new volume, if you have any other MS OS installed it won't show up; no Vista doesn't do it.








Later Ted
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15 Jan 2009   #7
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Yes, I have the same 200MB partition.

During the install you are told that Windows want to create additional partitions. This partition is the home of WinRE (Windows Recovery Eviroment).
You are prompted during install, so if you choose you can cancel the creation of this partition. If canceled, WinRE will be installed on the same partition as Windows.

I guess, this way you can run a diagnostic/repair tool no matter what happens to the partition where windows is installed.

At least this is what I have gathered so far.
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15 Jan 2009   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Forman, welcome to Se7en Forums!

Thanks for the info, have a look at this.


http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-yourself.html













Later Ted
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15 Jan 2009   #9
Forman

Windows 7 7000 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Forman, welcome to Se7en Forums!

Thanks for the info, have a look at this.


http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-yourself.html

Later Ted
Thank you, Ted

Also, thanks for the link. It might very well come in handy. I have a tendency to mess my installs up _real_ good, hehe. Its by far the best way to learn.
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15 Jan 2009   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Lol, you're not the only one that gets to learn stuff like that; like I say, sometime I get to learn something more than once....

















Later Ted
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