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Windows 7: Partition and formatting and adding drives


05 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Partition and formatting and adding drives

I am getting a 2 Terabyte hard drive can i break this drive down to smaller drives during install of Windows 7 home premeium OEM?


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05 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Not during install. Later on in Windows, yes then.

Use Acronis Disc Director Suite on manual mode.
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05 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks torrentg for the info
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05 Nov 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can create partitions during the installation or do it before the installation.

When you install the new HD and start the computer it will ask you to initialize and partition the new HD.
Better to partition before the Windows 7 installation.

Check this Seven Forums tutorial for partitioning before the install:

Partition or Volume - Create New

Or during the install:

Clean Installation with Windows 7

In step #7 click on the Drive Options (advanced) link. In step #8 click 'New'.

If you have any questions, reply here.
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05 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks i'll probably install Vista first partition the drives then run Windows 7 on a clean install and format the C the drive .That info is great you posted i'll be back and let ya know how it turns out .
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05 Nov 2009   #6

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Are you planning on dual booting?

It is recommended to put the operating system on the first partition of the hard drive.

Mark the new partition that you are going to install the operating system on as Active before the installation.

Go to Disk Manager, start button type 'Disk Manager' in the search box, hit enter.

Right click the partition you are going to install the OS on, and click 'Mark the Partition as Active'.
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06 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No no dual boot here my hard drive comes today.I'll let ya know how it turns out.
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06 Nov 2009   #8

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Hope everything goes well.

Let us know.
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07 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Everything went well i installed Windows 7 and partioned the 2 Terabyte hard drive using EASEUS Partition Master 3.0.2 Professional Edition worked perfectly now i have 3 drives.Thanks everyone for the help
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07 Nov 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your welcome.

Glad that you got it working.

Enjoy Windows 7.
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