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Windows 7: Space Problem


06 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Space Problem

I've installed Windows 7 Home Basic x86 on a PC. The OS is located on "C" drive as usual.The C drive's size is 21 GB, There is now 6 GB space free after installation,Now I want to install 64 bit version.But the setup isn't letting me to do it. Because it says, there must at least 15 GB free space.

If I format the drive,there will be more than 15 GB free space. But I can't do it,because after that there will be no more any OS on that PC.Is there any way to format the drive first then install the OS?

Any solution?

Note : I am installing manually from my PC, not from any DVD/USB.
I also haven't got any 4GB+ Blank DVD/USB right now.

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06 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirDarknight View Post
I am installing manually from my PC, not from any DVD/USB.
What exactly does that mean?

If you don't have the installation files on a DVD disc or on a USB stick, I'm not sure what you are doing.

If you want to end up with just Windows 7 64-bit, the normal procedure would be to delete the boot from whatever installer you have and delete all partitions.
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06 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
If you want to end up with just Windows 7 64-bit, the normal procedure would be to delete the boot from whatever installer you have and delete all partitions.
Well, I actually don't get you.What do you mean?
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06 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirDarknight View Post
Quote:
If you want to end up with just Windows 7 64-bit, the normal procedure would be to delete the boot from whatever installer you have and delete all partitions.
Well, I actually don't get you.What do you mean?
I made a typo. Remove the phrase "delete the", which leaves this:

If you want to end up with just Windows 7 64-bit, the normal procedure would be to boot from whatever installer you have and delete all partitions.
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06 Jun 2012   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

He doesn't have any external boot media.

It can be done without that - but too complicated for a beginner
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06 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

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It can be done without that - but too complicated for a beginner
Well, can you please tell me how? Let me try a time at least
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06 Jun 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Is there any way to format the drive first then install the OS?
If I were you, I would extract the entire contents of your windows 7 ultimate iso onto the 6gb partition.

You can use http://www.7-zip.org/download.html for that.

Then add boot.wim to your boot menu - you can use http://neosmart.net/download.php?id=1 for that.

Click Add entry - select the WIM tab - then browse to boot.wim

Boot.wim will be in the sources folder of the iso you just extracted onto your 6gb partition.

Click Add

Restart pc - select the entry for boot.wim you just added.

You will need to select Drive Options (advanced) to format the 21gb partition and install onto it.

See step 7 here: Clean Install Windows 7

NOTE: If you format your 21gb drive - you will lose everything on it.
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06 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I understood, thanks,now I am going to try it. Thanks
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07 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I've done it as you said, but now whenever I try to turn on my PC, I see some meaningless codes and below that it says :

Quote:
BOOTMGR is missing
Any solution?

Note : I tried to re-install the OS with a XP CD, but nothing happens at all.

Thanks in advance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You likely have to perform some of the steps mentioned in this tutorial:

Bootmgr is missing - Fix
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