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Windows 7: Win 7 Install Disk

24 Sep 2010   #1
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Win 7 Install Disk

From a bare start can Win 7 install disk handle partitioning and formating a SSD Disk? If not I have some other partition software I just have to decide which can handle a SSD.

I want it partitioned and formated so that I don't get the recovery partition when I install. The disk is not huge to start with.


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24 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


Have a look at the info below, just skip the "clean all" if the SSD is new.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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24 Sep 2010   #3
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Answer

That answers my question. Thanks Ted
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24 Sep 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you partition the SSD yourself, you also have to take care of the alignment. If you let Win7 install, the installer will do that. If you install from a Win7 installation disk (retail or OEM), you will not get a recovery partition.
If you have any other HDDs in the box, make sure you disconnect them during the installation. I disconnected my Vista HDD but left my data HDD connected. For some strange reason my MBR ended up in one of my data partitions. It is not a big deal but unnecessary work.
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24 Sep 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
That answers my question. Thanks Ted




My pleasure Bob!
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