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Windows 7: Does it matter about the 100 MB partition

31 Mar 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

When you first posted about the dl, I downloaded from that same link just to make sure and I did get an ISO file that when clicked I got this.

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31 Mar 2011   #12
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hi again i am not sure what happening here as i have just downloaded the same file again and i get a zip file with some iso file in it but it will not make a bootable cd, si i dont know what i am doing wrong
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31 Mar 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm not sure what's happening, I just used the same link in my post #9 and you can see my dl manager and I get the exact same ISO file dl'd to my desktop that I showed in my last post here, not a zip file at all, just the ISO file.

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31 Mar 2011   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there.

Many solutions have been around the net for getting rid of this wretched 100MB system partition --but THIS METHOD is FOOLPROOF and works every time.

The trick is to install or recover an image into a disk which consists of only ONE partition which stops Windows creating the other partition. You need to define THE WHOLE DISK as one partition - don't leave undefined areas. We will re-partition the disk later of course.

The 100 MB partition is the ACTIVE bootable partition and I agree it's a bit of a nuisance if like me you prefer to image a single partition and then use that if you need to recover your OS.

The rest of the "C" partition is a PRIMARY partition and won't boot until you can get it into an ACTIVE partition with the boot program.

So what I would suggest is the following. Ensure you have or can create a W7 recovery disk before starting.

(Tools needed -- Stand alone bootable backup software -- I use Acronis but others should be fine too, a bootable partition manager such as partition manager or GPARTED and enough space to backup your application data and OS on ANOTHER drive --external USB is fine too).

1) Backup ALL your application (non OS) data on any other partition(s) you have on that drive.

2) Backup the OS (normally drive C).

3) create a bootable GPARTED or partition manger ISO.

4) Boot the GPARTED and Wipe the entire disk (we will re-create partitions later) creating A SINGLE partition using the ENTIRE DISK. This will ensure Windows doesn't create the 100 MB system partition.

5) Restore your OS with your backup software AND SPECIFY PARTITION IS ACTIVE.

6) Boot your OS -- it WILL BSOD but that's fine since we use the RECOVERY disk to fix the boot problem.

7) Repair system -- you will now find a W7 installation on a SINGLE large partition.

8) Reboot your partition manager software --GPARTED or partition mananger.

9) repartition the HDD to your taste -- a typical 40 GB partition for W7 should normally be MORE than enough.

10) Restore your application data.

11) Job done -- go and have some Beers etc.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Mar 2011   #15
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

For what it's worth, the link gives me an ISO as well, not a zip.

Might be worth clearing your download history, and then trying again.
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31 Mar 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

@jimbo, you're a day late and a dollar short mate, read the whole thread.
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31 Mar 2011   #17
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Well i am lost now i have just tried the same download on my laptop and i got a iso thats very strange why did i get a zip file on my desktop
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31 Mar 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good, now use ImgBurn to create the CD at no more than 4x speed with a verify.


ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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31 Mar 2011   #19
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok thanks guys i will do that, but right now i have to get ready for work.
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31 Mar 2011   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL.

I understand Jimbo's point.

Many people don't want the 100mb partition and go to some lengths to get rid of it.

It seems the OP misunderstood Greg's post to mean he should have one and deleted all partitions then reinstalled.

Seversolo had already answered the original question and confirmed it was fine as it was.

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