Quote: Originally Posted by kkennybates
Quote: Originally Posted by whs
Define an active, primary partition on the drive and try to install to that.
i am not that technically experienced but have looked up how to do this, but before i do this i have to know if the partition has to be set to a certain size.
if i do this will and it doesn't work will i still be able to install windows 7 on the second machine that i successfully installed on?
what confuses me is that the last time i put in a new HD and installed windows 7 using the same recovery disks their was no problem like this and why didn't i have to create an active primary partition on the second computer? windows7 just installed smoothly.
thanks for your time,
For size, it will depend what your requirements are. For Windows only, 40GB would be fine. But then you have to put your user data on another partition. With user data on C:, it will all depend of how much you plan to have.
One reason why you cannot install may be that the HDD is not initialized yet. Check that in Disk Management.
Regarding an installation on another PC will depend on the type of installation disk you have. If it is an OEM recovery disk, that is tied to the system from where it came.