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Windows 7: Win 7 install: won't format.


26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 
Win 7 install: won't format.

I am booting from the Win 7 Upgrade DVD. I select custom install. I click Format. It thinks for a minute, tells me I will lose information, then goes back to the screen. I click format again, does the same thing. It never formats my drive. So I click Next.

It starts the install! It never formatted it! I wanted it to! Now what?


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26 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Using the Custom install Advanced tools from boot, you must first delete the existing partition(s), Create new one(s) and THEN format.
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Am I going to have to format the drive and install Vista again, then install Win 7 again? This sucks.
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Using the Custom install Advanced tools from boot, you must first delete the existing partition(s), Create new one(s) and THEN format.
Damnit! It doesn't say that!

"Select a hard drive or partiton that you want to do a clean install of Windows 7 on, then click on the Format option to format the it and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)"

"If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the Delete option for each partition. Now do step 8. "

I only have one!!!!
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Crap. What now. My screen Shows my drive, but the option for "format" is greyed out, and won't let me click it. Do I click new?

Next to my drive, it says Unallocated space. What's next?
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26 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Well, I'm impatient. I clicked next. Let's see.
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26 Oct 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Using the Custom install Advanced tools from boot, you must first delete the existing partition(s), Create new one(s) and THEN format.
Damnit! It doesn't say that!

"Select a hard drive or partiton that you want to do a clean install of Windows 7 on, then click on the Format option to format the it and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)"

"If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the Delete option for each partition. Now do step 8. "

I only have one!!!!
Then in order to format the one existing partitiion, you have to Delete that one partition, Create a new one, and then format it.
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26 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Got it! Thanks. It had formatted and I just hadn't realized it. It went so fast I was just confused.

Thanks! I love this forum!
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