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Windows 7: Fresh Install of Windows 7 64 bit taking over 24 hours so far

27 Nov 2013   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did the hard drive show up after you chose custom install ?

Like in Step 7 of the the Tutorial I just gave you ? You should have deleted disk 0 down to unallocated space like in this picture.


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27 Nov 2013   #32
khristian

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok it cancelled and I got error code 0x80070057 windows could not format a partition on disk 0. Te error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation.
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27 Nov 2013   #33
khristian

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Last time I chose custom install, I had disk 0 partition 1 system reserved and disc 0 partition 2 unallocated or something
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27 Nov 2013   #34
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try again and make sure disk 0 looks like the picture before you click next. Click on drive options to do it.

Do you have any data on any other partitions on this hard drive ?

If you don`t, delete all the partitions so disk 0 looks just like the picture, then click next and the install will start.
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27 Nov 2013   #35
khristian

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It didn't look like the picture
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27 Nov 2013   #36
khristian

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

No data on te hard drive I don't think...man this is some super frustrating stuff.
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27 Nov 2013   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your best bet is to first define a primary, active partition on that disk and then install into that partition. That has always worked.
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27 Nov 2013   #38
khristian

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

ANSI do that with partition wizard?
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27 Nov 2013   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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27 Nov 2013   #40
khristian

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't understand what it is that I need do exactly, could you be a little more descriptive?
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