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Windows 7: Clean Install Problem

13 Nov 2010   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

An hour for 300gb? GParted can be used along with Eraser(security tool) if necesssary to wipe a 1tb drive and create entirely new partitions in minutes.

If you have nothing on the drive(s) such as the recovery partition from a previous preinstalled Windows or anything you haven't backed up already you could simply open DiskPart up and type the "clean all" command" to nuke the drive but still end up using GParted if you have any plans on dual booting ubuntu with 7 there.

Once you have the partitions the way you want them you simply follow the guide here for a custom install of 7 to the select primary. Custom Install Windows 7


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13 Nov 2010   #12
Odd

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just thought I'd post a quick update. I got everything working earlier today following the guide you provided Bare Foot Kid.

It's good to be back on 7 =]

Thanks again.
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13 Nov 2010   #13
Odd

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
An hour for 300gb? GParted can be used along with Eraser(security tool) if necesssary to wipe a 1tb drive and create entirely new partitions in minutes.

If you have nothing on the drive(s) such as the recovery partition from a previous preinstalled Windows or anything you haven't backed up already you could simply open DiskPart up and type the "clean all" command" to nuke the drive but still end up using GParted if you have any plans on dual booting ubuntu with 7 there.

Once you have the partitions the way you want them you simply follow the guide here for a custom install of 7 to the select primary. Custom Install Windows 7
Yeah, the DiskPart method took me a few hours. My drive is about 600GB. The formatting after running clean all took forever too.

But, what can I say, worked like a charm.
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14 Nov 2010   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well you could only spent a few minutes rather then a few hours to still see a clean install of 7 using the remaining for grabbing all of those updates! You'll find with a fresh install you'll be looking at a ton of those!
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14 Nov 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Odd View Post
Just thought I'd post a quick update. I got everything working earlier today following the guide you provided Bare Foot Kid.

It's good to be back on 7 =]

Thanks again.


You're welcome; good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.



I don't see the logic having to download/ burn disks and sort "how to" with those when Windows will do it all natively using these easy to follow steps from start to finish.

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