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Windows 7: Can't Install Windows 7 on 2nd HDD

28 Oct 2009   #1
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Can't Install Windows 7 on 2nd HDD

I have two 250GB HDD and 1 40GB HDD and I have XP installed on a partition on my first HDD and was wanting windows 7 to be install on a partition on my 2nd HDD but for some reason it doesn't like this and show this error message.

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28 Oct 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

All I can say is make sure that the partition is primary and formatted with NTFS.
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28 Oct 2009   #3
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
All I can say is make sure that the partition is primary and formatted with NTFS.
Thanks, I'll see if I can get it to change to primary somehow.
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28 Oct 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Click Drive Options (advanced) and delete it.

Then create and format.

Install onto it.
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29 Oct 2009   #5
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Click Drive Options (advanced) and delete it.

Then create and format.

Install onto it.
Would that delete the other partitions on the same HDD?
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29 Oct 2009   #6
Qdos

 

No. In short.
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30 Oct 2009   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Click Drive Options (advanced) and delete it.

Then create and format.

Install onto it.
Would that delete the other partitions on the same HDD?
No, your XP partition on that disk is listed on the line below.

You need to use Advanced Tools to Delete, create and Format so it has something to install on.

It needs a Primary (not Logical) formatted partition to install Win7.
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30 Oct 2009   #8
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Click Drive Options (advanced) and delete it.

Then create and format.

Install onto it.
Would that delete the other partitions on the same HDD?


It needs a Primary (not Logical) formatted partition to install Win7.
And needs to be set to active if using partition wizard:)
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