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Windows 7: How to preserve partition when using UEFI for Windows 7 installation?

05 Mar 2014   #1
SpecialOne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to preserve partition when using UEFI for Windows 7 installation?

I have Asus UEFI motherboard with 2TB hard drive. By following tutorial on this forum I created UEFI bootable USB.

In this tutorial UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with I found that requirements is "A blank, partition-free, hard disk".

My drive has 2 partitions C and D. I want to install windows on C and preserve files on D. Could I do this? Why do we need to have partition free disk?


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05 Mar 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpecialOne View Post
I have Asus UEFI motherboard with 2TB hard drive. By following tutorial on this forum I created UEFI bootable USB.

In this tutorial UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with I found that requirements is "A blank, partition-free, hard disk".

My drive has 2 partitions C and D. I want to install windows on C and preserve files on D. Could I do this? Why do we need to have partition free disk?
There is no problem at all in making two partitions before you install Windows. Just be sure and make what will be your C: big enough to hold Windows (30 GB) and any other programs that you will put on it. You can then put all of your Documents, Pictures etc on the D: drive. This is the preferred way to set it up. == This will help you with the install Clean Install Windows 7
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