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Windows 7: Cant install windows and Partition problems!?


27 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Cant install windows and Partition problems!?

I had alot of viruses on my computer so i decided to do a factory reset.I used the recover disks that i made with a HP helper a while back but when i tried using them it didnt work and it failed.After that every time i would restart it would say recovery failed and just restart again.So after that i decided why not use a a windows 7 DVD to formate my main 500gb partition and install windows again.When i booted off the disc i noticed there was another partition a 70gb partition which i really think it was made by the recovery discs.Since the recovery discs failed i deleted that partition (not sure if i should have done that).So now i have 70gb of free space.Any way selected my main 500gb partition and formatted it and pressed install but for some reason it doesn't expand the windows files after 30min of 0% i cancel and restart my computer and instead of going to HP recovery it gives me a boot mangr error (saying theres no boot manager).So now im stuck i really shot my self in the foot.Im on a Linux live usb now and i enjoy Linux but im really missing Windows right now.

Heres the image of the partitions.

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Would really appreciate the help guys.

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27 Aug 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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28 Aug 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

The HP preinstall is the worst possible install one can have with the worst load of bloatware in the industry.

Everything you need to get a perfect install is in the link below in my signature pic.

If you have a UEFI BIOS do the extra steps above 2c in Theog's post.
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29 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Partition deletion?

Could i delete all my partitions and install windows?
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29 Aug 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Yes, nice clean install is always best.
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29 Aug 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nitrosolid View Post
Could i delete all my partitions and install windows?
Yes read the Clean Reinstall OEM steps over carefully which explain how to delete all partitions after making your HP Recovery media along with all other preparations we compiled so you don´t forget anything.
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