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Windows 7: help needed, tried to upgrade from 32bit win7 to 64bit (doh)


15 May 2012   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beachy View Post
ok.......I up to to the stage where i choose the type of partition.
If i choose what you said inga, will I be able to load Windows 7 again and then delete/format the crap that dident install and got me in this mess in the first place?

If not .....I will assign 200 GB to the partition.....but ....I forgot how many MB to a GB ...

At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following:

create partition primary [size=n] [offset=n] [ID=byte | GUID] [noerr]
1024MB

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15 May 2012   #32

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

It's tough to follow you because we don't have pictures. I have no idea what you mean by "I up to to the stage where i choose the type of partition".

If you made a partition in diskpart, you need to choose that partition when asked "where do you want to install Windows" after you leave diskpart and go back to the install disc.

If you are still in diskpart, just enter "create partition primary" to make a partition.

You don't need to assign a drive letter in diskpart.

You don't need to mark a partition active in diskpart.

If you don't want to use the whole disc for C, then this will create a 100 gig partition:

create partition primary size=100000
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15 May 2012   #33

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you are in Diskpart, you don't need to specify a size.

All you need is "create partition primary".

The entire drive will be used for one big partition.
I did this and it said "not enough space for this operation" I think I need to assign some GigBytes
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15 May 2012   #34

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beachy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you are in Diskpart, you don't need to specify a size.

All you need is "create partition primary".

The entire drive will be used for one big partition.
I did this and it said "not enough space for this operation" I think I need to assign some GigBytes
We can't see what you are doing and can only guess where you are or what you are actually doing.

Have you used the "clean" command in diskpart to wipe the drive clean before you make the partition?

If your drive is full of partitions, you may not have space to make another---so you would have to clean the drive to make it empty.
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15 May 2012   #35

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Yes, Inga. I agree its difficult.. (wishes i had team viewer) ...... but I am following what you mean so I think we are both thinking on the same lines...

I did what you said and used "create partition primary" so I dont understand why it said "not enough space for this operation"
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15 May 2012   #36

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Did you read my last post?

I asked about the clean command.

Try these commands in diskpart if you want to wipe the drive:

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

create partition primary size=80000 (creates a partition with 80 GB space; to use the entire disk as one partition, omit the “size=value” parameter switch; use a similar command to create more partitions if needed or create in Windows 7 after installation)

select partition 1

active

format fs=ntfs quick
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15 May 2012   #37

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

.Have you used the "clean" command in diskpart to wipe the drive clean before you make the partition?

Um No......but im gonna do it right now

Ok I used the clean command and I got a "virtual disk service error message"
"Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot system, page file, or hibernation vol
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15 May 2012   #38

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

YaY ,,,,,followed your command to the letter and got a message that says
DiskPart successfully formatted the volume



What next ?
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15 May 2012   #39

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Exit disk part with the exit command.

All that has done is make a partition.

You still have to install Windows.

Which means booting from your Windows installation disc.

I am confused about whether or not you can do that.
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15 May 2012   #40

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Yes I know how to boot from disk, the problem was that windows would not load. The idea was to create a partition then hopefully get Windows to load on the partition
Inga, I need to go do some RL stuff for an hour or two...when i get back I will try to get my web-cam on this old machine so you can see my screen, perhaps via skype? Might be less frustrating.
But thank you so so very much for all your support....
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