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

01 Mar 2010   #31
Arc

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Let it be started. Create partitions according to your own need, but please please get and burn the Free Download Partition Wizard. Otherwise it will be troublesome to create logical partitions. First, delete all existing partitions, to get 465 GB free, create a primary partition of 65 GB using windows installation dvd (automatically it wii be primary) take the rest unformatted. After installation, the rest will be partitioned using Free Download Partition Wizard.
So at first, start the download and burn it. It is an asset.
Edit : Download the bootable cd (38 MB).


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01 Mar 2010   #32
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just boot your install Cd.
At the install screen press Ctrl+F10 to open cmd prompt

Type:
diskpart
List disk ((This will show you all disks with a number. if only 1 HD, it will likely be numbered as Disk 0))

Select Disk 0
clean
create partition primary = ((size you want)) I/E if you want a 60G partition the line would be ... Create Partition Primary = 61440 --- For 65Gb=65560))
format fs = ntfs quick
exit

>>>If you want you can continue creating parttions here if you choose to. Or move on and create rest in windows <<

Continue with instal. When you select Where to Instal windows, select aprtition you just made and press next. Do not Format again.

When in windows, go to disk management and create all the other partitions (whatever type you want) from the unallocated space.
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01 Mar 2010   #33
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Just boot your install Cd.
At the install screen press Ctrl+F10 to open cmd prompt

Type:
diskpart
List disk ((This will show you all disks with a number. if only 1 HD, it will likely be numbered as Disk 0))

Select Disk 0
clean
create partition primary = ((size you want)) I/E if you want a 60G partition the line would be ... Create Partition Primary = 61440 --- For 65Gb=65560))
format fs = ntfs quick
exit

>>>If you want you can continue creating parttions here if you choose to. Or move on and create rest in windows <<

Continue with instal. When you select Where to Instal windows, select aprtition you just made and press next. Do not Format again.

When in windows, go to disk management and create all the other partitions (whatever type you want) from the unallocated space.
Hi Wishmaster!
How to create logical partitions using diskpart command ?
Is it create partition logical = ((size))?
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01 Mar 2010   #34
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, if you want to create them all through disk part you can.
After creating the Os partition the command would look like:

create partition logical size=
assign letter=D (or whatever letter)

I find it a bit easier just to do the rest in Windows with Disk management, but you can do it this way
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01 Mar 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

Free Partition Wizard bootable CD has an easier interface for creating logical partitions and doing most anything else you need.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
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01 Mar 2010   #36
zap

Windows 7
 
 

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01 Mar 2010   #37
Great Poster

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit English
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Yes, if you want to create them all through disk part you can.
After creating the Os partition the command would look like:

create partition logical size=
assign letter=D (or whatever letter)

I find it a bit easier just to do the rest in Windows with Disk management, but you can do it this way
Wishmaster you are extremely helpful. Can you read my necessities from my primary thread in Page 1, and spare some of your most valuable time to write the full code for diskpart cmdline. I am mentioning agian, I want C Primary 65GB, D 60GB Logical, E 170GB Logical and F 170GB Logical.
I know you are busy but it will be great of you to help me.
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01 Mar 2010   #38
Great Poster

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit English
 
 
Partition Wizard Help ! ! !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Free Partition Wizard bootable CD has an easier interface for creating logical partitions and doing most anything else you need.

Free Download Partition Wizard
Greg, I went to the Partition Wizard page. Everthings now really seems easy except for 1 thing. Can you tell me what to Put in the PARTITION LABEL and Location space while using Partition Wizard? Can you just give me a walkthru? It will surely be great of you !
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01 Mar 2010   #39
gregrocker

 

Make your recovery disks and back up files.

Download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Boot CD, select 1 for Screen Resolution and press enter, let it load.

Rightclick on each existing partition and Delete.

Next rightclick in empty space and create each partition you want. The first partition should be Primary for Windows 7, assign letter C, label Win7. The remaining partitions used for data should be Logical and assigned subsequent letters, labeled if you wish with what you want to store there.

After each step, click OK. When finished, before Applying all steps look over everything to make sure you have it correct.

After steps are applied, boot Win7 DVD, select Custom install, highlight the partition you created for Win7 and install.
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01 Mar 2010   #40
Great Poster

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit English
 
 
Gregrocker You Are Awsome !!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make your recovery disks and back up files.

Download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Boot CD, select 1 for Screen Resolution and press enter, let it load.

Rightclick on each existing partition and Delete.

Next rightclick in empty space and create each partition you want. The first partition should be Primary for Windows 7, assign letter C, label Win7. The remaining partitions used for data should be Logical and assigned subsequent letters, labeled if you wish with what you want to store there.

After each step, click OK. When finished, before Applying all steps look over everything to make sure you have it correct.

After steps are applied, boot Win7 DVD, select Custom install, highlight the partition you created for Win7 and install.
Arc was right Greg, you are OMG OSM

Just on a last question, I think partition is irrelevant of 32 BIT or 64 BIT is not it? So Will I have any problem installing 64 BIT Win7?
Also can I leave volume label blank?
Thanks in advance
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