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Windows 7: Help me in partitioning my hard drive :)

01 Mar 2010   #11
Arc

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Fitst, Read the tutorial carefully. Then, if you think, you may delete the two partitions (while you are in step 8, select a partition and press the delete button, one by one; be careful, the 15 gb is the recovery sector, if you dont need it, you may delete it). now you will see the entire hard disk empty.
now press the new button, give the size as per your requirement, press enter to accept it, and proceed upto your partition requirement fullfils, the first partition , that is "c" fprmat it, install windows here. Hope it helps.


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01 Mar 2010   #12
Arc

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For example, you may set c to 50 gb, d to 80 gb, e to 100 gb, and so on......
Let me know what happen, friend.
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01 Mar 2010   #13
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Arc, you are awsome ! ! !

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For example, you may set c to 50 gb, d to 80 gb, e to 100 gb, and so on......
Let me know what happen, friend.

So first I will delete both the partitions. Then I will click new and enter 66560 MB ( That is my C drive of 65 GB ), then again selecting the unallocated space I will click new, and enter 61440MB or 60GB, that is my D drive. Then again I will select the Unallocated space and click new and enter 174080MB or 170GB my E drive. I will repeat the last step again to create my F drive. Then I will format all the drives and install windows in C.
Now Arc, please tell me will C be primary and others logical? What does primary and logical mean. And also how can I avoid making that Windows 7 100MB Partition?
Do correct my method if wrong. Reply soon Arc.
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01 Mar 2010   #14
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I repped you Arc ! ! ! Please answer my last question and I will be ever thankful :-)
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01 Mar 2010   #15
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I Just Want to make C primary, and other 3 Logical partitions avoiding that 100MB Partition that Windows 7 makes :-)
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01 Mar 2010   #16
Arc

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Hi great poster,
thanks, but please dont reveal the rep infos in public in this forum (please see "Reputation and Badge" thread in Chillout room). Sorry for late, I was a bit busy
First, While partitioning using windows 7 installation disc, you will see all the partitions dark blue in disk management, that means all they are primary. I dont know how to make them logical using windows 7 installation dvd, but Acronis disk director does it nicely (I use it to manage my partitions).

About your quarries regarding partitions, please read the links 1.Primary, Extended and Logical Partitions, and 2.Volume Boot Sectors, it is too large to answer here.

Third, there is a nice tutorial regarding not making the system reserved partition while installing windows 7. The link is : How to Avoid 200MB Hidden System Partition From Been Created During Windows 7 Installation My Digital Life. Though I maintain the 100mb system reserved partition.
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01 Mar 2010   #17
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hi great poster,
thanks, but please dont reveal the rep infos in public in this forum (please see "Reputation and Badge" thread in Chillout room). Sorry for late, I was a bit busy
First, While partitioning using windows 7 installation disc, you will see all the partitions dark blue in disk management, that means all they are primary. I dont know how to make them logical using windows 7 installation dvd, but Acronis disk director does it nicely (I use it to manage my partitions).

About your quarries regarding partitions, please read the links 1.Primary, Extended and Logical Partitions, and 2.Volume Boot Sectors, it is too large to answer here.

Third, there is a nice tutorial regarding not making the system reserved partition while installing windows 7. The link is : How to Avoid 200MB Hidden System Partition From Been Created During Windows 7 Installation My Digital Life. Though I maintain the 100mb system reserved partition.
Sorry Arc, I did not know the rules. However, you did a great job !!!
I have planned my way, I will first make the C partition with all 465 GB and then after installing Windows, use the disk management tool to partition it logically. I read the links and they are so informative. THANKS A LOOO.....infinite loop.......T Arc.
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01 Mar 2010   #18
Arc

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At least create the c partition (65 gb, as per your need). Otherwise (I think) the disk management does not have any option to create new partitions. After installing Windows in c, you may create partitions in the rest part of the unpartitioned disk.

If a partition is formatted disk management fails to create a new partition from it. So as per your plan, you will not be able to do do partitions after installations. Then you may follow one of the two alternatives :
1. Create C partition(65 gb, as per your need), Install windows in it, after installation make partition in the unpartitioned place using disk management.

2.Proceed as per your plan, Download free partition wizard live cd (a small .iso will be downloaded, you are to burn it in a disk) , make partitions booting from the partition wizard cd.

Have success ..... best of luck
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01 Mar 2010   #19
rider68

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Slow Down and read what's being said to you

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Thanks, but can't I do it during fresh Windows Installation? I will prefer that method
Plese help Arc see my above reply. I will be relly greatful dude

Mate you need to slow down abit and read up a little, there is a wealth of informatation available to you,
Like everything in life, you need to understand what you want and need, so i'd suggest that prior to formatting your harddrive, be sure that you understand what you need to do,

When carrying out a clean install you will be given the option of where you want that instillation to go, this is where you can delete and partition your hard drive,

You say currently that you have 2 partitions / so delete them / then it will allow you to create new partition for you system install,

At this point you may not be given a choice to partition further with wins 7? - If that being the case, you can partition further once you have installed the new opps software, then from windows management console, which can be found via start/control panel/ administrative tools/computer managent/storage.

Unlike previous versions of windows, wins 7 create's a hidden partition which is 100mbs - so leave this alone,

Arc has given you some software and sound advice - be sure that you are clear in what needs to be done before atemping and print off the tutorial on clean install with the link that he gave you,

And good luck,
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01 Mar 2010   #20
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Plese help Arc see my above reply. I will be relly greatful dude

Mate you need to slow down abit and read up a little, there is a wealth of informatation available to you,
Like everything in life, you need to understand what you want and need, so i'd suggest that prior to formatting your harddrive, be sure that you understand what you need to do,

When carrying out a clean install you will be given the option of where you want that instillation to go, this is where you can delete and partition your hard drive,

You say currently that you have 2 partitions / so delete them / then it will allow you to create new partition for you system install,

At this point you may not be given a choice to partition further with wins 7? - If that being the case, you can partition further once you have installed the new opps software, then from windows management console, which can be found via start/control panel/ administrative tools/computer managent/storage.

Unlike previous versions of windows, wins 7 create's a hidden partition which is 100mbs - so leave this alone,

Arc has given you some software and sound advice - be sure that you are clear in what needs to be done before atemping and print off the tutorial on clean install with the link that he gave you,

And good luck,
Hey Guys, I think I read in PC World that even after I use the whole space I can still shrink the partition and make one extended partition in which I can go with my idea of creating 3 logical partitions. Correct me if I am wrong dude. Also do tell me does the partitions created during Win7 installations are primary or Logical, if I create them?
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