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Windows 7: Install Scenario and "strange" partition

24 Oct 2009   #1
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Install Scenario and "strange" partition

Hello, everyone!
I'm new to this great Forum and my ignorance and inexperience already drops thanks to you guys, specially Tutorial writers. My insecurity is related to the clean install of Windows 7 Professional 32 bit(OEM version). When I get it I want the new one on C partition instead the present Dual-boot of XP Pro (installed first) and 7100 RC (logical drive) on the same and only physical drive.
Now, should I just delete RC partition from XP and than clean install 7 over XP or delete/format RC partition during installation.
I'm concerned about the boot files (bootmgr) on RC partition and the "strange" partition at the end. About the probable reason for the mystery(for me) partition:
My wife told me she tried to install Ubuntu(on a blank new drive) but than withdraw after 20 seconds and just ejected the DVD?? Can I delete it?
Here are the screenshots from Disk Manager and Paragon PM(for "strange" partition properties)

32795[/ATTACH]Install Scenario and "strange" partition-paragon-pm-strange-h.jpg

Any suggestions and help are greatly appreciated but the most important thing is that I found a great place to learn.
Grettings!




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24 Oct 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Boras, welcome to the forums.

Now, if i read correctly, you would like to get rid of W7 RC and install W7 over your current XP install?
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24 Oct 2009   #3
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks for quick replay. Yes, I'd like the new 7 Pro over XP and without RC. 7 Pro should "go" to C partition
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24 Oct 2009   #4
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Boras, welcome to the forums and thanks for filling in your system specs completely
What version of Win7 do you have (Upgrade or Full)?
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24 Oct 2009   #5
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

OEM version of Windows 7 Professional 32 bit(full)
Thanks for relpay
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24 Oct 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, well before you go ahead with this, you should back all your important files up, to an external harddrive, or a flash drive, DVD etc. Also make sure your computer has the first boot device as the DVD drive.

This process should be as simple as sticking the DVD into your computer, and once you get to the install drive selection, click advanced, and delete the W7 RC Partition, and also delete the Xp partition.

You should now be left with one long rectangle in black with 'unallocated space' inside, select that for your install partition, and let it work its magic.

If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask.

Good luck!
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Than, no fear about boot files and "strange" partition. I did a backup already.
If so, I love windows 7 and thanks again +rep
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24 Oct 2009   #8
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Once its finished you will get a 100mb system partition, then your windows partition. you should be sweet to go
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24 Oct 2009   #9
Boras

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

There will be NO windows.old folder and if I dont want 100MB system partition I could use this trick, right?
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...ing-windows-7/
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24 Oct 2009   #10
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boras View Post
There will be NO windows.old folder, right?
No, it will be a clean install, and your System Reserved (100 MB) partition will allow you to perform startup repair (if needed), system restore point restores, and full backup restores right from your disk, with no need to go & get the Windows 7 installation DVD.
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