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Windows 7: Wiping Out Everything on Dell XPS 8100 Desktop

25 Oct 2014   #51

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Am i suppose to delete this partition?

Options are

Refresh, delete, format, load driver.

And then next but next shows that message.

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25 Oct 2014   #52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Is the reason im having this problem because for the number, i had 476gb put in and didnt change it and since the total size is 465.8gb, that wouldn't work? I just took a look and saw this

Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

And saw the person put half the partition size in it and instead of 20, put 10.

However i see the

disk 0 partition 1 and the 465.8gb total size and 465.7gb free space available right now instead of the unallocated so not sure why this happened...

I assume i have to delete this partition, then the unallocated partition will show up and then the number that is shown, i have to put 1/2 of it?
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25 Oct 2014   #53


Are you sure you deleted all until there is only Unallocated Space, then created that new partition? It should have created a 100mb boot partition.

Yes you can make it 100gb although larger should work too. I gave you ideas for partitioning but apparently it didn't get through.
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25 Oct 2014   #54

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I deleted it again.

Now i see

Disk 0 Unallocated Space 465.8gb total size and free space.... both are same number.

It shows

size 476938 MB. Then next to it is apply.

Earlier i clicked next. I assume this number has to be smaller than 465800 then and thats why im getting these errors?

So i change the 476938 to 240000 then click apply? All i see is the person in that link said they put 1/2 the number so is that what im suppose to do here?
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25 Oct 2014   #55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

And yes i did what you said earlier. I basically just clicked apply and didnt change the 476938mb number. Then when i clicked next it didnt work and format didnt work either...
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25 Oct 2014   #56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Am i suppose to change the 476938mb number to 100000mb, thus 100gb??
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25 Oct 2014   #57


You can choose any size partition that doesn't affect it.

The question is: Is it creating the 100mb boot partition when you Apply?

You do not want to choose that one for install. Choose the larger one.
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25 Oct 2014   #58

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

At the moment the screen shows

Disk 0 Unallocated Space Total Size is 465.8GB and Free Size is 465.8GB

The cursor is on 476938MB and i have the option to change this number. Then i have to click APPLY.

So now i have to put a number of mb. I know earlier i didnt change the number and this was an issue...

So I assume i have to change that number to 240000MB or 100000MB? Does that make sense in what im saying? I know that i have to click apply right afterwards.
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25 Oct 2014   #59

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Well what mb size would you want me to put before i click apply? You said it doesnt matter but when i kept it same number... then apply then clicked next etc i had problems with it. So just wondering if i should put 1/2 it thus like 240000mb or make it 100000 mb then click apply...
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25 Oct 2014   #60


For the third time it doesn't matter. Will you please Apply it At whatever size you want and then answer my question so we can move on to what other steps might be required
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