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Windows 7: Installation Problems

28 Nov 2008   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Shawn,

Yes, it is interesting.

From Smarteyball's other posts, he used a brand new HD , which he partitioned with Win7 during the Install.

Seems that as he hadn't already created an Active (System) partition, Win7 automatically made a 200mb one as the first partition.

Looks like Smarteyeball is the only person to have done this so far.

It has it's advantages, but surprising we haven't seen this anywhere else - MS have been quiet about it.

SIW2


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28 Nov 2008   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That could be why then SIW2. I installed Windows 7 on a partition that I created from Vista.

I tried this in Virtual PC, but it did not create the other partition in it either. However, it may be just because it was a VHD to.
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28 Nov 2008   #13
johngalt

 

I am working on clearing out a 250 GB HD (I have over 400 GB free on my primary drive - I can use that for storage for now) so I can try W7 on that 250GB HD. Of course, with the news that I got today, I might just buy a pair, because TigerDirect/CompUSA is selling the big brother of my HDs, the 1 TB 32mb Cache drives, for $99.99 and *its* bigger brother the 1.5 TB 32MB Cache HDs for a scant $119.99 each. And with $1.99 shipping to the US....

Either way, though, I need to get a hold of W7 x64 - no sense in going a mere 32 bit, now is there? :P
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29 Nov 2008   #14
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Why not do both, I find 32 is slightly better than 64.


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29 Nov 2008   #15
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

No. I agree. It didn't install any extra partitions for me either. I think I have tried the whole monty. Separate partition. Separate HD etc. Never had that happen!
But Jack, where exactly is your Linus installation sitting, or is it not on that particular computer at all?
It looks suspiciously to me like the linux boot manager is interfering with that of the Windows boot manager??
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30 Nov 2008   #16
jackdelamare

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Linux boot manager? This is a brand new 320GB hard drive, which I just connect to my current PC and unplug the Vista hard drive (also 320GB). I didn't want to destroy my Vista.

How do I wipe the current 7 installation? Boot from XP install XP and delete partition completely? Any suggestions?
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30 Nov 2008   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jack.

Have a look at these tutorial for some ideas; at the links below.

Disk Management - Delete and Extend - Vista Forums

Disk Management - Shrink Partition - Vista Forums











Later Ted
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30 Nov 2008   #18
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdelamare View Post
Linux boot manager? This is a brand new 320GB hard drive, which I just connect to my current PC and unplug the Vista hard drive (also 320GB). I didn't want to destroy my Vista.

How do I wipe the current 7 installation? Boot from XP install XP and delete partition completely? Any suggestions?
OK.Sorry. I was just working on an assumption from your Avatar.
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01 Dec 2008   #19
johngalt

 

Yanno, it could happen if you tell it to use an unformatted drive and don't *manually* create the partition. I manually created the partition on my system as one large 250 GB partition, thus it may have opted not to create that 200MB partition.

Of course, it may also be because I did not disconnect any of my other drives, so it saw my previous Vista install as well. Unfortunately I do not have the time to figure that out as of yet - but that 200MB partition still seems something out of line with the way M$ works....
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01 Dec 2008   #20
jackdelamare

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well when Windows 7 finally downloads I'll burn it to a DVD and boot from the disk to see if this one is any better. Hopefully it'll allow me to just over-write what I currently have on there, the faulty 7.
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