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Windows 7: built new computer, win7 pro won't list HDD

24 Apr 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Then go to the partition tab and Create

Then back to the partition tab > Modify and set to primary and Active

That's all

When you get stuck, there is a Help button on the top right. There you find more detailed verse.


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24 Apr 2011   #12
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Depending on the size of the drive I suggest you use the Advance disk option in the Windows installer to delete what ever partition you created with the Mini tool then create a partition of about 100GBs (could be as small as 60GBs but if you plan on installing software to the C drive then 100GBs is better) for the OS to install to. That will also create another partition of 100MB for the System Reserve which IMHO is needed.

Good Luck.
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24 Apr 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Depending on the size of the drive I suggest you use the Advance disk option in the Windows installer to delete what ever partition you created with the Mini tool then create a partition of about 100GBs (could be as small as 60GBs but if you plan on installing software to the C drive then 100GBs is better) for the OS to install to. That will also create another partition of 100MB for the System Reserve which IMHO is needed.

Good Luck.
If you install into a predefined active primary, you should not get the 100MB active partition.
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24 Apr 2011   #14
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Depending on the size of the drive I suggest you use the Advance disk option in the Windows installer to delete what ever partition you created with the Mini tool then create a partition of about 100GBs (could be as small as 60GBs but if you plan on installing software to the C drive then 100GBs is better) for the OS to install to. That will also create another partition of 100MB for the System Reserve which IMHO is needed.

Good Luck.
If you install into a predefined active primary, you should not get the 100MB active partition.
I know that but.
I have tried that on 2 different PC and never got the install to complete. Also there are reports with larger hard drive that it is best to partition a smaller area for the OS and to let Windows create the 100MB partition.
In fact it is right in the tutorial on this forum. Although right now I can't find it.
Just trying to save this guy from any more problems, now and in the future.
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24 Apr 2011   #15
MARKAS

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys. You have been a great help.
Windows now recognises my HDD. and is now in step 2 of installing windows.
One question though, the program that I downloaded onto the CD, can that be used for all HDs or just mine in particular?

Again many thanks!
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24 Apr 2011   #16
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MARKAS View Post
Thanks guys. You have been a great help.
Windows now recognises my HDD. and is now in step 2 of installing windows.
One question though, the program that I downloaded onto the CD, can that be used for all HDs or just mine in particular?

Again many thanks!
You can us it on any hard drive in any computer. Yours, your neighborer, girl friend, what/whoever.
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24 Apr 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As the man says.
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