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Windows 7: How do you reformat during Windows 7 install?

17 Aug 2010   #11
maacu

windows 7
 
 

Ztruker,

I think you hit the core of my issue because I just tried installing again to attempt to find "advanced options" or whatever (which sure enough wasn't there) but then I noticed that it said, "In order to make changes to partitions, you need to boot Windows from the installation disc" which sounds like the same thing as what you said. BUT HOW DO YOU DO THAT?!!!!! AM I THAT STUPID? remember, I'm as newbie as you can get when it comes to this!


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17 Aug 2010   #12
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Try going into the Bios and changing the order on how it's booted i forgot where but i'm sure someone can correct me. and if ya know how ah well try putting CD-ROM to #1 to boot first.
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17 Aug 2010   #13
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial.
Clean Install Windows 7

Stick the dvd into your dvd player then restart your pc and it will boot from the disk.
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17 Aug 2010   #14
maacu

windows 7
 
 

"BIOS." WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? i just looked through the tutorial and it didn't explain what BIOS is or how to get there. i also did try restarting my computer while the DVD was in there and it just started up like normal. i really do appreciate all the help you are all giving me, but i'm frustrated!!!
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17 Aug 2010   #15
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maacu View Post
"BIOS." WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? i just looked through the tutorial and it didn't explain what BIOS is or how to get there. i also did try restarting my computer while the DVD was in there and it just started up like normal. i really do appreciate all the help you are all giving me, but i'm frustrated!!!
You did not see this message after you restarted with your install disk in the drive?
How do you reformat during Windows 7 install?-any-key.jpg


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17 Aug 2010   #16
maacu

windows 7
 
 

nope. tried it twice already and didn't see it. however, i saw in the upper right-hand corner that said "F2" for setup and so it brought me to a page that looked like i could set my DVD/CD drive as priority once i poked around in that page. am i on the right track?
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17 Aug 2010   #17
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maacu View Post
nope. tried it twice already and didn't see it. however, i saw in the upper right-hand corner that said "F2" for setup and so it brought me to a page that looked like i could set my DVD/CD drive as priority once i poked around in that page. am i on the right track?
Yes if you set your dvd drive to boot first then you should get the hit any key prompt.
Have you backed up your data from the vista install that you are going to format? You do understand that once you format that its gone.
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17 Aug 2010   #18
maacu

windows 7
 
 

yes, i understand. i've backed up everything already. plus, i have carbonite service which has worked great for me in the past so i'm not worried about losing data. i appreciate the concern. thank you.

i'm going to try the "F2" thing again because just as i was shutting windows down, i got a blue screen saying something about "cache dump" and so afterwards when i tried to boot the cd it said, "windows was shut down improperly" and then it started up normally and didn't give me the "hit any key prompt." so i will try yet again. I'M MOTIVATED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS!!!

why do you think i am having to hit the "F2" key at startup while others don't seem to have to?
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17 Aug 2010   #19
maacu

windows 7
 
 

can't believe this. it still didn't work. windows started up normally even after setting my dvd drive as priority. should i be opening in safe mode or does that have anything to do with it? there's also an option to push "F12 boot menu" at startup. does that apply to me? i'm gonna try it now and see...


frustration in progress....
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17 Aug 2010   #20
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maacu View Post
can't believe this. it still didn't work. windows started up normally even after setting my dvd drive as priority. should i be opening in safe mode or does that have anything to do with it? there's also an option to push "F12 boot menu" at startup. does that apply to me? i'm gonna try it now and see...


frustration in progress....
Posibility that you did not save your changes correctly in set up. That would be my guess. Safe mode is not envolved in booting from the install disk.
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