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Windows 7: Need quick help about new hard disk partition on win 7 disk management

09 Jun 2011   #41
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

just tell me one thing,
when installing windows seven, installation setup shown the whole 1tb unallocated hdd,, so I select it, and the setup is format (as it necessary) all 1tb hard disk space.?
(because I delete all partition of 1tb hdd which I created previously, which snapshots I post)
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sorry 4 my English, but I think you figured it.


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09 Jun 2011   #42
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It would be best to create a single 100GB (1024x100=102400MB) partition to do the installation to using #7 of this tutorial at the link below.

Then you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.




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09 Jun 2011   #43
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IamLEGEND View Post
just tell me one thing,
when installing windows seven, installation setup shown the whole 1tb unallocated hdd,, so I select it, and the setup is format (as it necessary) all 1tb hard disk space.?
(because I delete all partition of 1tb hdd which I created previously, which snapshots I post)
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sorry 4 my English, but I think you figured it.
My own recommendation would be to go ahead and let Win7 install on the entire completely empty 1TB drive... exactly as it wants to do by default. As I described earlier, you're then going to end up with two "primary" partitions as a result:

(1) 100MB "system reserved" partition, which will be the "active" partition in which the Win7 boot manager files will be planted, and

(2) 980GB or so Win7 system partition. I realize this is much larger than you will really want or need, but just don't worry about it now. You're going to use Partition Wizard after you get Win7 installed, to shrink this partition down to 100-150GB. Don't bother interfering with any of the default actions of the Win7 install... ending up with this huge partition as a result of the brand new Win7 install is not a problem. You will resize it later.

And then once you complete this Win7 install, now you boot to Win7, install Partition Wizard again, run Partition Wizard, re-size the 980GB C-partition (i.e. queue up the operation) down to 100-150GB, push the "apply" button, and then just follow the onscreen wizard steps to OK the re-boot.

At re-boot time, Partition Wizard "standalone" will kick in, complete the C-partition re-size, and then proceed on to let Win7 boot. You will then come up with your resized C-partition of 100-150GB, and the rest of the 1TB drive will now appear as "unallocated".

Then get into Partition Wizard yet one more time, and create your new partition(s) in the now unallocated space at the end of the drive... preferably as "logical" partitions, not "primary". Windows drive letters will automatically be assigned, and I can't remember if you will be asked to re-boot or not (I think not, actually, as I don't think it's necessary... but if so, then let it re-boot).

Now you're home free.
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09 Jun 2011   #44
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That's all just foolish when the Windows 7 installer can create the partition to start with and there will be no need at to mess with Partition Wizard at all after the installation completes.

The new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition will automatically be issued when using the Windows 7 installer to create a partition of unallocated space to install to.

Having the SysResv partition is an asset for many reasons, to include adding the "Repair Computer" link in the Advanced Boot Options as illustrated in Method one of this tutorial at the link below; not to mention it being needed if you ever have a need to use the Windows 7 Backup and Restore and BitLocker programs.



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10 Jun 2011   #45
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

today, I install windows seven and create partition using pw installed version..these are the screens, plz guys don't blame on me of 30gb C: and D:. because I did not plan to store any kind of data on C: and D:, I only keep windows and few softwares on C:. that's why I gave it 30gb. in my point of view, giving 100gb to C: drive is wasting the capacity of hdd. and later my plane is install windows xp on C: and windows seven on D: drive, 100gb E for software and some games, (i m not a big gamer) 200gb F: for Music, and 570gb G for Movies, (i m like to keep Movies collection).
plz guys, comments on this. if any thing I do wrong, and need very necessary action, then tell me, I'll do that,

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10 Jun 2011   #46
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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I will never for the life of me understand why people use DISKMGMT and DISKPART and not Partition Wizard, to manage hard drive partitions.

I'll tell you why, because in all the testing I've done with Partition Wizard, both the installed and the boot versions, I have seen it make format errors several times and completely mess up brand new installs and I haven't seen that using diskpart at all.

I prefer to use Windows to work on Windows whenever I can.
Best to stay away from 3rd party partitioning tools.

Now, after the Win7 installation to your new drive is complete, you can boot to the standalone Partition Wizard CD and now you can do whatever partitioning you want to in this PW standalone boot mode.

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very nice information dear,, could you kindly give me the link of PW boot cd wizard tutorial.. means how I create partition with pw boot cd..?[/QUOTE]

Make sure your partition 1 is no less than 100 GB.[/QUOTE]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It would be best to create a single 100GB (1024x100=102400MB) partition to do the installation to using #7 of this tutorial at the link below.

Then you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.




How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IamLEGEND View Post
just tell me one thing,
when installing windows seven, installation setup shown the whole 1tb unallocated hdd,, so I select it, and the setup is format (as it necessary) all 1tb hard disk space.?
(because I delete all partition of 1tb hdd which I created previously, which snapshots I post)
.
sorry 4 my English, but I think you figured it.
My own recommendation would be to go ahead and let Win7 install on the entire completely empty 1TB drive... exactly as it wants to do by default. As I described earlier, you're then going to end up with two "primary" partitions as a result:

(1) 100MB "system reserved" partition, which will be the "active" partition in which the Win7 boot manager files will be planted, and

(2) 980GB or so Win7 system partition. I realize this is much larger than you will really want or need, but just don't worry about it now. You're going to use Partition Wizard after you get Win7 installed, to shrink this partition down to 100-150GB. Don't bother interfering with any of the default actions of the Win7 install... ending up with this huge partition as a result of the brand new Win7 install is not a problem. You will resize it later.

And then once you complete this Win7 install, now you boot to Win7, install Partition Wizard again, run Partition Wizard, re-size the 980GB C-partition (i.e. queue up the operation) down to 100-150GB, push the "apply" button, and then just follow the onscreen wizard steps to OK the re-boot.

At re-boot time, Partition Wizard "standalone" will kick in, complete the C-partition re-size, and then proceed on to let Win7 boot. You will then come up with your resized C-partition of 100-150GB, and the rest of the 1TB drive will now appear as "unallocated".

Then get into Partition Wizard yet one more time, and create your new partition(s) in the now unallocated space at the end of the drive... preferably as "logical" partitions, not "primary". Windows drive letters will automatically be assigned, and I can't remember if you will be asked to re-boot or not (I think not, actually, as I don't think it's necessary... but if so, then let it re-boot).

Now you're home free.
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10 Jun 2011   #47
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

EXCELLENT!! Looks perfect! Great job. I'm glad to see you created all of your additional partitions as "logical".

Just out of curiosity, did you create the C-partition of 30GB while doing the install itself? Or did you just let it use the whole drive, and then use Partition Wizard afterwards to shrink C and then create the new partitions? However you did it, the results look perfect.

I'm quite frankly amazed that you got away with only 6GB used on your Win7 C system partition. I would have expected 30GB for C to have been much too small, but maybe I'm just projecting my own situation which is much larger... even just for programs, and not even for any data.

But, you seem to have your organizational plan about what you're going to put where, and it certainly looks like for the moment the 30GB C and D partitions are adequate.

If you do eventually discover you really do need a larger either C or D, you can use Partition Wizard to reduce the size of one or more logical partitions to their right and then moving them to the right, and then enlarging/moving either D and/or D and C, in order to enlarge the partition(s) you need to enlarge.

It would appear that you're now quite comfortable with using Partition Wizard to do very obvious things to partitions. You'll really appreciate it if/when you have to re-size and move partitions to the right or left, because not only is it capable of doing all of that but it's very intuitive.


Again... looks perfect to me. Well done.
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10 Jun 2011   #48
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank u dsperber,,
and I m creating the partition of 30gb C: drive on installation of windows seven.. not let it the whole drive,, after installation of win seven I create partition of the remaining 901gb unallocated space,,
and I m very glade to know that I increase C: or D: anytime later from other shrunken drive,,
thank u your much dear,, I m now very satisfy with your comments..
and the PW partition utility is very easy and quickest way to do partition,, also thank you very much for this..
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data transfer rate of sata to sata hard drive is 100mb/second
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10 Jun 2011   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IamLEGEND View Post


plz guys, comments on this. if any thing I do wrong, and need very necessary action, then tell me, I'll do that,



You did an excellent job, well done!
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10 Jun 2011   #50
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks alot Bare Foot Kid.
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