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Windows 7: Ordered new laptop with Win 8 but plan to install Win 7 - partitions?

05 Jan 2013   #21
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your partitioning will be smaller than 500 & 250.
Could work out the size better with a screenshot of Disk management.
Well, I was working it out in gigabytes rather than gibibytes (which Windows shows everything in).

I don't have the laptop yet so I can't take a screenshot


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05 Jan 2013   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your partitioning will be smaller than 500 & 250.
Could work out the size better with a screenshot of Disk management.
Well, I was working it out in gigabytes rather than gibibytes (which Windows shows everything in).

I don't have the laptop yet so I can't take a screenshot
Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator

500 = 465.66.
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05 Jan 2013   #23
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your partitioning will be smaller than 500 & 250.
Could work out the size better with a screenshot of Disk management.
Well, I was working it out in gigabytes rather than gibibytes (which Windows shows everything in).

I don't have the laptop yet so I can't take a screenshot
Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator

500 = 465.66.
This is what I used: MB to MiB and GB to GiB conversions Mythical Noppatech

Same thing? Maybe I got GB and GiB mixed round though?

So partitions of 465.6 GB (or GiB not sure) for Windows 7 and 232.8 GB (or GiB not sure) for the pre-installed Windows 8

Secure Boot OFF

Bob's you're uncle?
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05 Jan 2013   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

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I'm only recommended Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 for those who are seriously stuck trying to install to UEFI, a growing backlog. These need more intensive UEFI-experienced help.
No backlog with legal installs.
How would UEFI deem a install not legal when most of these haven't even had a chance to insert their Product Key or activate, and are using the latest official Win7 installer.
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05 Jan 2013   #25
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm only recommended Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 for those who are seriously stuck trying to install to UEFI, a growing backlog. These need more intensive UEFI-experienced help.
No backlog with legal installs.
How would UEFI deem a install not legal when most of these haven't even had a chance to insert their Product Key or activate, and are using the latest official Win7 installer.
Using a OEM manufacturer's disc & Torrent downloads with no uEFI support.
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05 Jan 2013   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The backlog I'm referring to is a half dozen cases right now where UEFI install is failing after trying UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums, using the official installer with a good Product Key.

There are even a few cases using Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 or Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 which still fail.

This is unusual as we've always got it installed here before.

The biggest problem is every UEFI is mobo-specific rather than install-fix-specific.
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05 Jan 2013   #27
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

After reading that link again, I'm confused again. Partitions: system, MSR and Primary - I'm confused as to what will go where and the sizes of these partitions.
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05 Jan 2013   #28
theog

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Not seen any.
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05 Jan 2013   #29
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Not seen any.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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6. You will notice that the disk has now been formatted as GPT with 3 partitions. Select the "Primary" partition 3, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You might receive a "Windows can't be installed on drive 0" warning, but as long as you can click on the Next button, you're fine.

Note
The 3 partitions are:
Partition 1 - System - The EFI System partition that contains the NTLDR, HAL, Boot.txt, and other files that are needed to boot the system, such as drivers.
Partition 2 - MSR - The Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition that reserves space on each disk drive for subsequent use by operating system software.
Partition 3 - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

It is imperative that these 3 partitions remain in the exact order as they are




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05 Jan 2013   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Not seen any.
2 weeks now: GPT Hard drive issues with installing Windows 7 Ultimate..
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