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Windows 7: Clean install. Partition query

11 Nov 2015   #1
jasonp44

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Clean install. Partition query

After advice given in previous post www.sevenforums.com/showthread.php?t=383781
I'm going to attempt a clean re install.
I have the disc and code number, and it seems fairly straightforward.
My question is, is it ok to select the so called "D" recovery partition to reinstall onto, or will I end up with the same problem?
I understand that this partition should never have been given a letter designation. Does the re install procedure format the partition to give a clean start? The capacity of the partition is 9.99GB (NFTS).
Many thanks in advance.
Jason




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11 Nov 2015   #2
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Many thanks for prompt reply Copiman. As it appears at the moment, i have Win7 installed on the D recovery disc. If i reinstalled on C drive how can i make sure that it is the default, or would it be automatically? Or could I remove it from D altogether?.
Thanks,
Jason
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11 Nov 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You do not want to install windows on the D partition, you want to install it on the C partition. Windows will not fit on a 10 GB partition, and you`d end up ruining your recovery partition.

You are correct that it should not have a letter. Partitions only have letters in windows, they do not have letters during an install.

During the install you will see the partition page (what I call it) this is where you see the size of each partition, this way you know where you`re installing windows.

Example of a disk with no partitions, your window would show 3 partitions, you would choose the bottom partition, as you would see it has 455.71 GB.


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11 Nov 2015   #4
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks AddRAM. I will be installing it on the "C" partition. I'm still a bit concerned that the Win7 installed on the recovery "D" partition may cause problems.
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11 Nov 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you have already destroyed your Recovery partition, I would delete the entire drive down to unallocated space, then install windows on the unallocated space.

Or create a partition out of the unallocated space, then install windows on that partition.

All can be done by clicking "Drive Options"

If you create a partition for windows it should end up looking like this, along with a page file, I don`t use a page file. Ignore the size


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11 Nov 2015   #6
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks again AddRAM. Am i correct in assuming the "drive options" comes up in the installation procedure?
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11 Nov 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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12 Nov 2015   #8
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Install done and seems to be ok. I deleted the "D" partition and reinstalled on the 353GB of free space. I didn't bother with any partitions as it seemed an unecessary complication.
Many thanks to everyone who helped.
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12 Nov 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

353 GB ? How did you come up with that figure ?

Post a new shot of Disk Management.
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12 Nov 2015   #10
jasonp44

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here it is


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