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Windows 7: Install without 100MB partition new drive

16 Oct 2009   #21
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Didn't really read more then the first page (its 4:17am so I'm tired) although, the way I get rid of the 100mb partition is..

During setup, after it creates the 100mb partition, delete the other one (the one you want to use, trust me), then 'format' the 100mb partition, then 'Extend' the 100mb partition to use all of the one we deleted earlier.

That is how I do it anyways, quick and simple.
I thought I had done this and it didn't work. Maybe I didn't do it right. It would not let me delete the small partition.


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16 Oct 2009   #22
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Didn't really read more then the first page (its 4:17am so I'm tired) although, the way I get rid of the 100mb partition is..

During setup, after it creates the 100mb partition, delete the other one (the one you want to use, trust me), then 'format' the 100mb partition, then 'Extend' the 100mb partition to use all of the one we deleted earlier.

That is how I do it anyways, quick and simple.
I thought I had done this and it didn't work. Maybe I didn't do it right. It would not let me delete the small partition.
You don't delete the 100mb partition, you delete the SECOND one, the one it creates to install Windows on.

When its deleted it turns into unallocated space, then you format the 100mb partition, then extend it and give it all of the space from the one we deleted.

Sorry if my original post wasn't clear.
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16 Oct 2009   #23
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I see. Yes I get it now. I should have thought of that. I sat here for 20 minutes trying to make it work. I cannot believe I didn't think of that.

Thanks
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16 Oct 2009   #24
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I see. Yes I get it now. I should have thought of that. I sat here for 20 minutes trying to make it work. I cannot believe I didn't think of that.

Thanks
We all overlook the smallest things at times.
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16 Oct 2009   #25
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I also am wondering if it would be "aligned" for my SSD properly with that method. I will have to ask the SSD forum guys.
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16 Oct 2009   #26
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Didn't really read more then the first page (its 4:17am so I'm tired) although, the way I get rid of the 100mb partition is..

During setup, after it creates the 100mb partition, delete the other one (the one you want to use, trust me), then 'format' the 100mb partition, then 'Extend' the 100mb partition to use all of the one we deleted earlier.

That is how I do it anyways, quick and simple.
I'm going through this procedure in my mind and I have a question. You've got the install disk running and you're at the select disk/format disk window... When W7 creates the 100MB partition isn't that after you click next and it starts copying files? Do you interrupt that and then start over to go back and delete the c:\ partition and extent the 100MB partition? Or is there another opportunity to do that before it starts copying files and installing?
Thanx.
Tom
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16 Oct 2009   #27
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can't use my tutorial on page one unless you do it at the beginning. This way when you get to the point where you are dealing with partitions, there is already one there. It's really for new disks.

I didn't use my own tutorial because I wanted my SSD partition to be aligned. I don't know if my way of doing it will align it.

To answer your question, you can't interrupt it and go back. I tried.
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16 Oct 2009   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I don't understand why you would NOT want the boot partition to be there. It also contains the Windows Recovery Environment that can help you recover from a corrupted operating system.

Sometimes doing something just because you can isn't the best reason.
Show Hidden files and look in the 100mb system partition. See if you can find the 143 mb ( for 32bit ) or 165 mb ( for 64 bit) WinRe.
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16 Oct 2009   #29
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Why do you need to delete this extra 100MB partition? It's not a lot of space, I leave it alone as it is on my PC
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21 Oct 2009   #30
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Didn't really read more then the first page (its 4:17am so I'm tired) although, the way I get rid of the 100mb partition is..

During setup, after it creates the 100mb partition, delete the other one (the one you want to use, trust me), then 'format' the 100mb partition, then 'Extend' the 100mb partition to use all of the one we deleted earlier.

That is how I do it anyways, quick and simple.
I thought I had done this and it didn't work. Maybe I didn't do it right. It would not let me delete the small partition.
You don't delete the 100mb partition, you delete the SECOND one, the one it creates to install Windows on.

When its deleted it turns into unallocated space, then you format the 100mb partition, then extend it and give it all of the space from the one we deleted.

Sorry if my original post wasn't clear.
Hey DarkNovaGamer, if you (or anyone else) sees this, will doing this method you suggested, do you know if the partition woudl be properly aligned for my SSD? I cannot seem to find out. I plan to do it but would like the partition aligned.
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