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

05 Jan 2013   #31

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
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.

First three partitions

Ordered new laptop with Win 8 but plan to install Win 7 - partitions?-windows-8-downgrade-007-sb.png


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows



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05 Jan 2013   #32

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

Post 67.
GPT Hard drive issues with installing Windows 7 Ultimate..
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05 Jan 2013   #33

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
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.

First three partitions

Attachment 248807


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows
OK, so I'm likely to have those 4 partitions already - the 3 special ones which make up just over 500MB of, then the larger partition where Windows 8 and everything else goes... the C: drive basically, then I will be creating another partition for Windows 7 - if I don't install it using uEFI (if given the choice) then I will have 5 partitions, the 4 mentioned already plus the new one for Windows 7. If I do it uEFI way, there will be 8 partitions? 3 extra ones with the GPT stuff then Windows 7? Or am I completely wrong?
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05 Jan 2013   #34

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Post 14, screenshot 2, A setup, 5 partitions.
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05 Jan 2013   #35

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Post 14, screenshot 2, A setup, 5 partitions.
Ah ok, so the 300MB and 100MB are part of the GPT - is that part of the GPT for Windows 7 or Windows 8 though? I'm not sure what I'm likely to expect when I receive my laptop.

I mean, is only Windows 8 OR Windows 7 in GPT and the other not?
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05 Jan 2013   #36

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A setup is Windows 8 installed first.
B setup is Windows 7 installed first.
I can only do a base of partitioning without a screenshot.
New PC with uEFI are mainly Windows 7 & 8.
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05 Jan 2013   #37

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So if I've learned correctly, if I install Win 7 in uEFI mode and GPT thingy I should expect this:

Disk 0 P1 approx 100MB Named "System"
Disk 0 P2 approx 128MB Named "MSR (Reserved)"
Disk 0 P3 approx 230GB Named "Primary" - Windows 8's location
Disk 0 Unallocated space approx 465GB - new partition to install a uEFI GPT mode (or whatever the terminology) of Win 7

Later that will become

Disk 0 P1 approx 100MB Named "System"
Disk 0 P2 approx 128MB Named "MSR (Reserved)"
Disk 0 P3 approx 230GB Named "Primary" - Windows 8's location
Disk 0 P4 approx 100MB Named "System" but a (1) next to it?
Disk 0 P5 approx 128MB Named "MSR (Reserved)" but a (1) next to it?
Disk 0 P6 approx 465GB Named "Windows 7"

Is this wrong or right?

Edit:

Found this in some instructions for installing Windows 7 under UEFI: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Quote:
You will need to satisfy the following requirements in order to proceed:
A Windows 7 compatible system
A Windows 7 x64-bit installation media. 32-bit is not supported.
A UEFI v2.0+ compliant PC. Check your chipset manufacturer/firmware documentation.
A blank, partition-free, hard disk for installation.
Hmm... not sure what this means for me.
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06 Jan 2013   #38

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wrong

Base of 5 partitions + MSR hidden.

Ordered new laptop with Win 8 but plan to install Win 7 - partitions?-delete-win-7-009.png


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06 Jan 2013   #39

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
wrong

Base of 5 partitions + MSR hidden.

Attachment 248815
Are both of your Win 8 and Win 7 installed in this GPT mode? If I've got the terminology right?

Also, you say that your 5th one is for your data and/or Win XP so would that leave me with 4 partitions visible?
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06 Jan 2013   #40

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I've got to do this right - no mess ups when I get the laptop I hope!

So, in order of future events:

Receive laptop and create my user e.t.c.

-Create recovery media for OS
-Check if Secure boot is true or false and turn off if true in bios
-Check it's off once back into Win 8
-Create a partition for Win 7
-Install Win 7 in UEFI mode using a USB boot drive I will create while in Win 8 from the DVD
-Partitions that should be created (automatically?) include System, recovery and MSR which will be hidden within Windows
-Win 7 has been installed

Is this correct?

Quote:
A blank, partition-free, hard disk for installation.
^ This confuses me.

I'll get back to this after some sleep although I do have a lot of work to do I remember so I hope I don't distract myself too much by looking on here too much.
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