Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Reinstallation

07 Dec 2009   #1
AlwaysAFK

Windows 7
 
 
Reinstallation

I messed up in the partition. Meant to make a 10GB separate partition for me to dump things in and it made it the primary partition. How do I simply reinstall over the previous Windows 7? Can I? It's not letting me boot from the disk. I'd much rather do that then have to get a third party software and separate it out myself.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can have more than one Primary partition. Are you saying you installed Windows 7 on the 10gb partition by mistake?

Go into Disk Management and post a screenshot of the drive map so we can advise you, using the Snipping Tool on the Start Menu, attaching file using Paper clip in reply box.

Chances are you can click on the partition and Extend it to the right. If there is something blocking that, then delete it so you can extend your Win7 partition as far as you want.

Otherwise, boot into the Win7 DVD, choose Custom install, Advanced Drive tools and delete all of the partitions, create partition(s) you want carefully this time, and make sure the partition you want to install Windows 7 is the one highlighted when you click Install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #3
AlwaysAFK

Windows 7
 
 

This is going to sound retarded, but it's almost 5am so please bear with me. How do I boot from the DVD? Every time I try it simply starts normally.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Dec 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

not retarded at all.

When your PC first starts, press del, F2 etc, to enter the BIOS, you then need to change the boot order to CD/DVD - HDD - xxx - xxx

It's probably set up at the minute like;

HDD - CD/DVD - xxx - xxx
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #5
AlwaysAFK

Windows 7
 
 

And the computer gods smiled up thee. It's working. No more half-drunken installations on new rigs. Never again. Now all I need to do is figure out how to get my case's power switch to start working properly.

Anyway, thanks guys. I'll be on my way, if you read about a college student lighting up like a Christmas tree after starting his computer with a screwdriver, think of me and smile.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The little plastic switch behind the power button will not bite you if you just stab it gently with your finger. Some people do it for years.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Reinstallation




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Reinstallation
Hello Guys One of my friend has windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and wants to install 64 bit (not Dual boot) So he wants to remove 32 bit and install 64 bit is there way to replace the operating system or something like that please answer in as much detail as possible because i am not good and...
Installation & Setup
New Reinstallation:
I'm back :cry: So I restarted from the start. I formatted the HDD and re-did a new installation from Windows 7 DVD and installed GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Chipset/Evga GeForce GTX 760 installation DVD. I ran the computer for over 8 hours and it seemed to run fine. After launching Treasure Adventure...
BSOD Help and Support
reinstallation of windows 7
Hi all, I had windows 7 on laptop and added ubuntu which worked well, i was then hit by a virus on the windows7 which basically stopped me from going onto the internet it then kept shutting me down so i removed the windows but kept the ubuntu which works great. i tried to reinstall windows but...
Installation & Setup
Reinstallation
Hello all. Frustrated user here. I recently took the plunge and made the switch to a 64 bit system, upgrading processor, RAM, and OS in the process. I installed and activated my Windows 7 OS yesterday, which is an OEM product. I can't seem to get the system to run stable with the 16gb of RAM...
Windows Updates & Activation
Reinstallation of IE
I'm running 32bit windows 7 Home Premium. I mistakenly clobbered IE and tried to install IE8. Got error msg telling me it wasn't compatible with my system. I then tried installing IE9 beta and got a message telling me I had an IE installed which was a more advanced version (!!). I got rid...
Browsers & Mail
Reinstallation + Product CD Key
HI ALL :)! Just one question : Is it possible to reinstall an Operating System like Vista or 7 with an image DVD downloaded from internet and activated with the CD Key from the computer that was bought with that license. Ex : Windows Vista Home Premium (english) - Image downloaded from...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App