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Windows 7: Want clean install on new HDD

15 Apr 2011   #51
ignatzatsonic

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Go to disk management and you should see it. You can make a partition out of it in disk management and assign the drive letter D to it. Right click that unallocated space in disk management.


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15 Apr 2011   #52
Miskonduct

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Go to disk management and you should see it. You can make a partition out of it in disk management and assign the drive letter D to it. Right click that unallocated space in disk management.
Once I right click how do I make it into drive letter D?
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15 Apr 2011   #53
ignatzatsonic

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You must make a partition and format it first. You can't assign a drive letter to unallocated space.
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15 Apr 2011   #54
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You must make a partition and format it first. You can't assign a drive letter to unallocated space.
Gotcha. How do I make it a partition and format it first then?
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15 Apr 2011   #55
ignatzatsonic

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As I said:

Go to disk management and right click the unallocated space.
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15 Apr 2011   #56
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As I said:

Go to disk management and right click the unallocated space.
All I'm seeing his the option for "New Simple Volume" is that what you are referring to?
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15 Apr 2011   #57
gregrocker

 

I'll post this again so you can see how to Create a Partition: Partition or Volume - Create New

I thought you were going to make your partition during install using the Custom>Drive Options.
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15 Apr 2011   #58
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'll post this again so you can see how to Create a Partition: Partition or Volume - Create New

I thought you were going to make your partition during install using the Custom>Drive Options.
I must have been confused. I made the partition for the 100GB and figured the remaining memory would be partitioned. My mistake.
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15 Apr 2011   #59
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, I thnk that is it. Make sure you are right clicking the unallocated space rather than C.

After you create the volume, you should be able to format it.
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15 Apr 2011   #60
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Done deal. So now, what is the best way to ensure that only programs I install are on my 100GB partition and my data on the 365GB partition?
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