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Windows 7: New master HDD install and Partition/Format.

27 Nov 2013   #1

Win7 Pro 64bit
New master HDD install and Partition/Format.

First time here, been using computer for some years but have a recent problem, hope someone can point me in the right direction.

Win7 64bit had a HDD failure so purchased a new WD20EZRX 2TB drive.
Installed it in the drive bay, put the OEM Win7 Pro disk in the DVD drive and away it went I didnít see an option to set up C: with OS and D: with Data.

Installed a couple of programs AVG AV and an accounting program MYOB.

So I now have 2 Partitions 0 reserved 100mb & C: with the OS and programs together.

Previously on the failed drive there was C: with OS and D: with Data which Iíd prefer to have, not opposed to starting again.

Before I proceed any further what steps do I do to delete whatís on the drive, partition with C: for OS & D: with Data and Format?

Appreciate any assistance..... Preferably step by step.

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28 Nov 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

If D was deleted you can shrink C to make another one, if you're satisfied with the install and it looks correct to us.

Look over these sames steps for doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to see how your compares.
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28 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can always use Partition Wizard to make more partitions.

A hard drive can not have more then 4 primary partitions with windows, but that should be plenty for you.

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