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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 from External HDD

03 Aug 2011   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Would the secure erase with diskpart integrate all the partitions together?
Yes it makes the entire HDD unallocated space, then partitions can be created using either diskpart or the Windows 7 installer.


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03 Aug 2011   #42
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Alright, so this is what I have to do. Boot up from the USB with Windows 7. Use DISKPART and run clean all, which will take approx. 2 hours for my 500GB drive (play the waiting game). When clean all is done, I exit from diskpart, and use the Windows 7 installer to create a partition for the entire drive, and install Windows 7 to it. Correct right?
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03 Aug 2011   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sounds like a plan, though I would suggest a single 100GB partition to do the install to!
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03 Aug 2011   #44
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Great, now I have to wait for the download... 2 hours left lol.
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03 Aug 2011   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You may want to have a look at Method One of this one for storage options using the remaining unallocated space, after you have Windows 7 installed to the 100GB partition.


Partition / Extended : Logical Drives


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03 Aug 2011   #46
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

I'm not gonna do that lol, I just want one big C: Drive, nothing else. All my personal data is always on an external HDD. .
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03 Aug 2011   #47
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

However you want to do it.
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03 Aug 2011   #48
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hey dude,

After finished copying to the USB, it says that it was unable to run bootsect to make the USB bootable.

Help please...
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03 Aug 2011   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Did you use this method to put the ISO on the USB stick?


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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03 Aug 2011   #50
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Nonono I used the dedicated Windows 7 USB Tool (the tutorial). Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Help lol.
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