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Windows 7: Your Win7 Install Experience?

31 Jan 2009   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes Windows 7 did create a 200MB mini partition when installed to Raid0 with no other partition present. But when another OP system is on the partition it doesn't make one.


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01 Feb 2009   #12
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juzz4Fun View Post
Well considering I loaded it onto a brand new multimedia system I just built, it was abit of a challange. First I tried the 32bit version disk I had but couldnt never get passed the finialization of the install so finially gave up on that thinking it was a bad disk, and tried the 64bit version. That one did eventually load up ok but now am left with two Windows 7 option when I reset or turn on the system.

One is the 64bit version and am assuming the other is the 32bit, when I select the 32bit version option it then goes back to wanting to continue the install process even though the disk isnt in the drive anymore, and it failed many times before that anyway. Weird...
Hi Juzz4Fun,

Type msconfig into search, press enter, select the boot tab. You can now delete the second entry then your compy will boot straight into x64
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01 Feb 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

So would it be worth creating this 200mb partition on drive c:, would it use it or would it only use it if it was set up during install?
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01 Feb 2009   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi swarfega,

AFAIK it's only created during install - without an option to manually create - well I've never seen any sign of it with the installs I've done
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01 Feb 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

shame :/ I like the idea.
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01 Feb 2009   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

What I think will be interesting is how the major OEMs implement this - will the standard from Dell and the like include this thus adding even more confusion for the new user - 200 MB boot partition - System C: partition - restore partition - restore image and what's left for a data partition.
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01 Feb 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

I think it will only create the 200mb partition if it does not detect there is already a partition marked Active.

This is because it doesn't want to muck up your ability to boot into previous o/s you may have installed - possibly also to give the user some choice.

SIW2
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01 Feb 2009   #18
Juzz4Fun

Windows ME, WIndows XP Media 2005, Mandriva, WIndows 7-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Hi Juzz4Fun,

Type msconfig into search, press enter, select the boot tab. You can now delete the second entry then your compy will boot straight into x64
Thanks, I had finially just reformated the whole disc drive and add a copy of Linux I had to see if it was my machine, or windows giving me fits. Well the Linux worked just fine so I then installed the 64 bit onto another hard drive I had in the system. This time it worked just fine and so far Windows has been cooperating pretty well.
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01 Feb 2009   #19
JerzeyLegend

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

I did an upgrade from Vista Ultimate in about 7-10 minutes. HP 6735s is my PC.
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02 Feb 2009   #20
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

I think it will only create the 200mb partition if it does not detect there is already a partition marked Active.

This is because it doesn't want to muck up your ability to boot into previous o/s you may have installed - possibly also to give the user some choice.

SIW2
Apparently it will only create the 200mb partition if the drive is not formatted or if there are no existing partitions which makes you right
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