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Windows 7: Where is my Partition Drive in the Windows 8 Installation?

06 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Where is my Partition Drive in the Windows 8 Installation?

Okay so i clicked custom install and it shows all my drivers. I did a partition on my C drive before doing the installation and when i try to install windows 8 and i want to choose the empty partition unallocated it's not on the screen options?

It only shows C, my Recover, System G, and HP Tools F

How do i make my unallocated show in my windows 8 installation so that i can choose it

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06 Jan 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello NBAPwns,

Reference: How do i change my dynamic disk's into basic again? D:

You'll need to use the tutorial below to create a primary partition with the unallocated space first. Afterwards, it should show up during installation.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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06 Jan 2013   #3


Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
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06 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If you made a partition from 7, why is it unallocated ? Try doing it again, and make sure it`s done right and doesn`t show as unallocated.

Post the screenshot as Greg has asked.
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07 Jan 2013   #5

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