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Windows 7: can not install fresh copy of win 7

14 Feb 2012   #21


It is always Best Practice to have the OS on Disk0 so that if a preceding data partition is accidentally marked Active it will not derail the System boot files to itself during repairs or reinstall. The System boot files are written to the first Active partition in order.

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