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Windows 7: Installing win 7 on formatted in old laptop

30 Apr 2012   #41
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yip. Nothin i need on this


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30 Apr 2012   #42
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you boot from the Windows 7 installation disc that you burned, can you get as far as the screen where you are asked to select your desired language?

If you can get that far, first disconnect all drives other than the one that will get Windows 7.

Boot from the installation disc.

When you get to the language screen, hit Shift F10 on the keyboard.

That should take you to a command prompt.

At that command prompt, enter the following commands one at a time, followed by the enter key. The words in parentheses are just comments to tell you what the command does. Do not type in the comments.

diskpart (opens the diskpart command)

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)

clean (this cleans the drive)

create partition primary (creates one primary partition on the drive)

select partition 1 (selects the partition you just made)

active (makes partition 1 active)

format fs=ntfs quick (formats partition 1 with NTFS)

exit (takes you out of diskpart and back to the Windows installation)

You may have to type exit twice?

Then proceed with the Windows installation. When you come to the screen asking about where you want to install Windows, direct the installation to the partition you just made.

If this does not work, post the EXACT error message you get and say where the error occurred.
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30 Apr 2012   #43
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

After writing the first command it doesnt leave any room to write the next command. Do I write one command get out of it, go back in write the next command?
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30 Apr 2012   #44
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The first command worked fine. Not sure where to write second command?
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30 Apr 2012   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You write one command after the other - each followed by ENTER. When one command is done, then the next.


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30 Apr 2012   #46
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Awesome, thanks. Just have to wait a bit between commands
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30 Apr 2012   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

cmd will always tell you when it has executed the command.
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30 Apr 2012   #48
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Everything worked fine until I tried to format it - Diskpart has encountered an error : the parameter is Incorrect?
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30 Apr 2012   #49
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

mixed up posts. sorry.
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30 Apr 2012   #50
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Everything worked fine until I tried to format it - Diskpart has encountered an error : the parameter is Incorrect?
You apparently did not type it in correctly. Copy/paste this:

format fs=ntfs quick
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