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Windows 7: UEFI Install of Windows 7 Pro

12 Jun 2017   #31
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To install Win 7
- Backup all your data
- Disable Secure Boot and Fast boot
- Enable CSM
- Launch the boot menu. You're going to see two options to boot the Win 7 installation DVD: Legacy and UEFI. Boot your Win 7 installation disk as UEFI. Go to install - Advanced - delete all partitions - create new and proceed


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14 Jun 2017   #32
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm installing now, one thing I want to know, and can't seem to understand the directions at the windows 7 install link. I think I want to install to One Partition, like AddRAM has done in his screenshot. If I understand correctly, all I need to do on a new drive is install? But if I remember correctly, there is a question at some point asking if the 100mb Boot Partition is wanted, is this true?
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14 Jun 2017   #33
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, I'm into it further now and don't see how to do this, here is the Instructions from the Seven Forums Instructions, but I find them a little unclear. This is a brand new Drive so there are no Partitions yet but it won't let me install without the 100MB System Reserved. Does this mean I need to "Format" the Drive to get this to work?:

"If you do not want to have the 100 MB System Reserved partition and only the Windows 7 C: partition on a HDD or SSD after installation, then select a formatted partition or drive to install Windows 7 on. If there are any partitions on the disk, you won't get the 100 MB System Reserved."

Thanks, Nasty
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14 Jun 2017   #34
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you still want your install to be UEFI then you can do nothing about the extra partitions that it creates. The installer even tells you this before it moves on and creates the necessary partitions.

If you want to install in Legacy mode then......

It`s simple, if you create a partition to install windows on you won`t get a 100 MB System Reserved partition, if you install to unallocated space you`ll get a SR partition.

I always use my Partition Wizard Boot CD to setup a drive, but Diskpart can also be used.

1) Create a Primary partition
2) Format NTFS
3) Set Active
4) Align

SSD Alignment - Windows 7 Help Forums

DISKPART : At PC Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums


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15 Jun 2017   #35
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't have good patience AddRAM Haha, so went ahead and installed with the SR Partition. I did do some reading while I was banging my head against my desk LOL and found the info you are telling me. I also saw that Bitlocker will not work if there is no SR Partition, so maybe this was a good thing...I don't know. I was really wanting to Triple Boot, and not having that Partition would have been nice, but now am thinking only to Dual or Single Boot to keep things simple. And could still run an Extended I guess and more Logicals?

I wanted to save space and only use one pc, but think I may have to use two. Have windows 10 on the other, so will dual boot that with Linux I think, and keep this one just Windows 7 Pro.

Live and learn, I'm still young in my Tech foray.
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15 Jun 2017   #36
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is no reason to ever use Bitlocker, and it`s only available with Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise.

A System Reserved partition is no big deal, it`s only 100 MB.
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15 Jun 2017   #37
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Gotcha, I was at one time contemplating a Triple Boot, so it would have been nice (in my mind) to have all three OS's each on their Own Single Partition, and all Primary. This is why I was thinking it would be really good to have the one partition for this install.
Would really be nice to have all three os's on this one small from factor pc, would save me lot's of space in my room.

Thanks for the reminder about the Bitlocker and Ultimate, because I was getting tired last night, my health is not very good. When I get tired start loosing mental functions LOL.

Wish I had two of these bad boys side by side in the same space I usually have one normal size Tower. It's so small and compact, it's great!

Thanks a lot, this was a great learning experience. You've helped me many times AddRAM, along with other long time members here, and I look forward to when I can help folks one day also.

Nasty7
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29 Jun 2017   #38
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I want to install Windows 10 in Dual Boot with Windows 7 PRO now. Should I start another Thread or continue here?

I would like to do this with Windows 10 on One Partition, BootLoader and all, both on the same drive. Then use one of the Popular Bootloaders to load either of the two OS's.

Would like to have a simple layout in case I want to remove Windows 10 at some point, or if there are any issues with windows 10 that breaks Chainloading with the Windows 7 PRO Boot-files. Sorry for my lack of proper Terminology.

I like Windows 10, have an Image with the CU in it already. I need to be using it for work, but at home to learn it better. I am limited on space so really thinking about doing this Dual Boot!

I think also to put them both on smallish Partitions, and then allocate another for Storage, so any advice on how to proceed properly would be very welcome.
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29 Jun 2017   #39
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of Disk Management, we`ll go from there.
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29 Jun 2017   #40
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

- Open disk management.
- Shrink the Win 7 right side partition. Leave 85G for Win 7
- On the un allocated right partition, make two more partition. A big one and a 120 G at the right. Format them as NTFS
- From left to right
- (MS reserved - 120M) + (Win 7 - 85G) + (Data - Big NTFS) + Win 10 - 120G)
- Boot from Win 10 and install it at the last partition = 120G
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