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  1. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #21

    Bare Foot Kid said:
    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
    Hello Jack.

    You didn't have a go at these?





    Later Ted
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  2. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #22

    Just format that drive and start over - don't install over it as you may not get rid of the problem.
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  3. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #23

    I really wish I paid more attention during the W7 setup now.... I was just keen to discover if my new build actually worked
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  4. Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #24

    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Hello Jack.

    You didn't have a go at these?
    Ted, I can't actually boot into 7, and since it's not a partition with Vista there's no way of me getting in there.

    johngalt said:
    Just format that drive and start over - don't install over it as you may not get rid of the problem.
    How would you recommend doing this?

    Oh and I'm still waiting for Windows 7 to download...
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  5. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #25

    Hello Jack.

    If it's on the same HDD as Vista; use Vista's partition manager....

    jackdelamare said:
    Ted, I can't actually boot into 7, and since it's not a partition with Vista there's no way of me getting in there.
    jackdelamare said:
    How would you recommend doing this?

    Later Ted
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  6. Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Build 7100
       #26

    Well, as for the Wing Dings I had those same things show up for me. I thought it was weird but what happened is in Windows 7 when I installed it it made my secondary hard disk c: and my primary disk something like J:. When I deleted everything on J: I guess it uses the Vista bootloader from that drive to load the menu. Which would explain why I was missing the bootloader but don't understand the Wing Dings either.

    Either way I just reformatted the HD and then installed Win7 64bit and it did ask me for a 200MB partition for some reason. I tried to delete the partition and do it again and it said some message saying to ensure that Windows runs effectively we require to place a 200MB partition at the beginning of your drive.

    I have heard of this on a Linux machine when you put like 50MB before the boot partition just to ensure that it boots without any errors or something. I never really did that but I have heard of some developers and other more savy Linux users doing this. Perhaps is Windows learning from Open Source and doing the same thing??

    I am sure there is a reason for all of that. I just wanted to let you guys know it's not just happening with you.
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  7. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #27

    Hello linuzo.

    Not to continue off topic.
    No we're not the only ones. This is the earliest mention of it "I" can find.

    200MB partition in Windows 7 | Gigle.net












    Later Ted
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  8. Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Hello Jack.

    If it's on the same HDD as Vista; use Vista's partition manager....
    It's not though, it's on a completely different hard drive. How would I wipe this?
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  9. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #29

    Hello Jack.

    Have a look at this, r click on the partition you want to re-format.

    Installation Problems-format2.jpg

    Keep us informed!


    Later Ted
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  10. Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #30

    But the hard drive isn't in, I have to switch it with my Vista hard drive as I don't have spare cabled. What I'm going to do is just run the XP setup DVD and delete the partition in there, then exit the XP setup.

    Right, Windows 7 downloaded and I have a huge load of RAR files, name like ".r01" and such. The NFO file says to "unpack"... how do I do this with all of them? I'm confused, do they all make an ISO or something?

    Please help, thanks.

    EDIT: I found an actual .rar file and inside it contains an ISO, so I'm extracting it now. Please could someone confirm that the .r01 etc files are just part of the .rar files to help make up the .iso?
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