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Windows 7: An Old School Geek’s approach to Installing & Setting Up a Windows PC

13 Aug 2015   #81
mtring

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And that will work the same for Windows 7? Thanks for the info. I think I'll carry on with a fresh install using your excellent tutorial as a guide. I have a SSD that I intend to use for the system drive and use the enitre thing, having all the data on a seperate HDD. Do you recommend using DISKPART to do a clean all on this SSD, and then use the installer to install to the entire "unallocated" partition?


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13 Aug 2015   #82
Kari

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Diskpart is IMO the best tool available for HD partitioning.
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13 Aug 2015   #83
mtring

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So should I use that to create and align SSD partitiions before install or let the installer handle it? The SSD for the OS will use the entire drive.
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13 Aug 2015   #84
Kari

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If the entire disk will be used for a single Windows system partition (apart of course possible partitions created by system like System Reserved, Recovery and such) then I see nothing against letting the installer to do the partitioning.

This, of course, is just my personal opinion. Other geeks might give you another opinion
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13 Aug 2015   #85
mtring

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Thanks. Excellent tutorial, I'll let you know how it goes.
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13 Aug 2015   #86
Kari

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This one is more a collection of guidelines for a successful setup. If you are interested in more in-depth approach, check this tutorial: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep
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