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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install Question

17 Oct 2009   #1
Cimmarov

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Install Question

First off thanks for looking.
I did a clean install of windows 7(I think)last night. It is up and running great by the way. The only other OS install I have ever done was with XP. With XP it was real clear when the install was going to format and set up partitions. With format and partition set up boxes. When I installed windows 7 last night I did not notice the option for formatting or setting up partitions. All I noticed was a repair or new install option. Ok now to my question. Does windows 7 do all this automatically or did I over look the option for format and partition set up.


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17 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Windows 7 allows you to manually format partitions during setup, but it depends on which options you choose and whether or not you boot from the DVD, etc.
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17 Oct 2009   #3
Cimmarov

windows 7
 
 

I booted from the CD. Where are the options. By the way I have Windows 7 Ultimate OEM.
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17 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cimmarov View Post
I booted from the CD.
What CD? Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

The options are there, when you go through setup to do a clean install you will have an option to choose which partition to put Windows on. You can use that same screen to format and create partitions, etc.
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17 Oct 2009   #5
dgriff20

SEVEN/Vista/XP Pro
 
 

You must choose custom, when you install a new copy of Windows on the partition you select. This erases your programs and settings. Back up any files and settings you want to keep so that you can restore them after the installation. You must manually reinstall your programs when the installation is done.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...alling-Windows
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17 Oct 2009   #6
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you don't like what they are now, use disk management in Administrative tools to change them.

If you see the small partition at the front, Win 7 normally puts that in for housekeeping purposes
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17 Oct 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

and use this for things Disk Manager can't handle
Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.

I noticed Paragon Software is giving their Partition Manager away for free too. At least the personal version.
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18 Oct 2009   #8
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
and use this for things Disk Manager can't handle
Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.

I noticed Paragon Software is giving their Partition Manager away for free too. At least the personal version.
That's currently the Professional v9.5, offer good til Oct 18 ( = today).

It's still there, "at this point in time":

License software giveaway - free backup, partition freeware & data recovery

DL fast !!! Both 32 & 64 available.
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18 Oct 2009   #9
Cimmarov

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the help.
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