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Windows 7: Installation Problems

01 Dec 2008   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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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01 Dec 2008   #22
johngalt

 

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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01 Dec 2008   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

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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02 Dec 2008   #24
jackdelamare

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
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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02 Dec 2008   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jack.

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdelamare
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.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdelamare
How would you recommend doing this?

Later Ted
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02 Dec 2008   #26
linuzo

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

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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03 Dec 2008   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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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03 Dec 2008   #28
jackdelamare

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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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03 Dec 2008   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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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04 Dec 2008   #30
jackdelamare

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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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