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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 64bit on new SSD

04 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
Installing Windows 7 64bit on new SSD

I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 on an SSD I just bought and I was wondering if there was anyway to do so without creating the 100 MB System Partition that contains the boot files. The HDD that I originally installed Windows 7 on created the System Partition automatically and I don't want to repeat that mistake. Thank you for any help provided.

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04 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Yep, using Diskpart early in the installation; make sure all other drives are disconnected. This creates a single partition covering the entire drive, formats it, and marks it active. No system reserved.

1. Once Windows 7 Setup is loaded, press Shift + F10 keys at the first setup screen (which allows selection of language, keyboard and locale). A Command Prompt window will be opened.

2. Run Diskpart, the built-in disk partitioning tool of Windows 7, with the following command:


3. Type in the following commands one by one, followed by the Enter key to create a partition (text in brackets are comments only):

list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)

select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)

create partition primary

select partition 1


format fs=ntfs quick


4. Type exit at command prompt to close Command Prompt window.

5. Continue Windows 7 installation as usual. Remember to highlight and select the partition just created when you come to the partition screen.
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04 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Wow! That was a quick response. Thank you very much for your help. I can handle those easy to follow steps with no problem.
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06 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

A quick follow up. Installation of Windows 7 64 bit on new SSD is a done deal. And this time, with no "pesky" 100 MB System Partition. Thanks once again for your assistance ignatzatsonic!
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