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Windows 7: make partitions with windows 7 or xp

29 Apr 2012   #1
payamazimi

windows ultimate 32 bit
 
 
make partitions with windows 7 or xp

hello
My OS is windows XP and I make partitions with this OS
But now I want to instsl windows 7
Which of the following is better?
1) I instal windows 7 without any changes in my drivers
2) I delete current partitions and make new partitions , then instal windows 7


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29 Apr 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Use choice 2.

Back up your data and boot from the installation disc.


When you come to the partitioning screen, choose "drive options, advanced" and delete all partitions.

You do NOT have to delete partitions and make new partitions BEFORE you install. Do that DURING the install by using "drive options, advanced".

There is a pretty good chance the Windows disk will have all the drivers you need, but you might go to your motherboard manufacturer's web site (Asus) and download at least the LAN driver so you will be able to establish an Internet connection after you install Windows 7.
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29 Apr 2012   #3
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

One more thing ... while making new partitions, make it sure that you are not making more that four primary partitions in a single disk. If you do, the disk will be converted to a dynamic one, and you will not be able to use it properly.

If you want to format logical partitions ... you may use Partition Wizard Bootable CD , the instructions are here : Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard. .
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30 Apr 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Follow these illustrated steps to Clean Install Windows 7.

Be sure to back up your data first.

If you save the XP partition it will auto-configure a Dual Boot menu to choose between OS's. Later we can help you remove XP. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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