Windows 7 200MB Partition

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  1. Posts : 15,914
    7 X64
       #31

    Hi Californina,

    Not sure what you are asking.

    There is always at least one partition - it may appear to be none if it takes up the whole drive.

    If you installed Win 7 onto unallocated space, it will partition the drive during installation.

    Hope that helps

    SIW2
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  2. Posts : 21
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Chrome (soon)
       #32

    SIW2 said:
    Hi Californina,

    Not sure what you are asking.

    There is always at least one partition - it may appear to be none if it takes up the whole drive.

    If you installed Win 7 onto unallocated space, it will partition the drive during installation.

    Hope that helps

    SIW2
    Well, it must have partitioned it during the installation then, because I left it as all unallocated space, and yet the 200MB partition was still there! I'm trying it again, but (and I'll ask this in the other thread in this forum in which I'm posting and update if I find out there first) I want to install without it, but it won't let me! Do you know how to do this?
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  3. Posts : 15,914
    7 X64
       #33

    Hi,

    1. Partition the disk before installing 7. If it detects an active partition, it will not try to create it's own 200mb one.

    In other words, do not install 7 onto unallocated space.

    Not sure of your current setup - you can partition with Vista Disk management and format it as NTFS, before installing 7.

    Once you have a formatted partition, just click on during install to select it for 7 to install onto. ( Step 7 of the tutorial - do not select drive options advanced - click on the partition you see at that step and it will install there)

    2. If you need to repartition during install , as you feel you have not set up the partitions to your liking in advance, select Drive options advanced, and recreate the partitions as you wish - make sure you format them before selecting one to install 7 on.

    If you make a mistake and a box pops up asking about additional partitions for System files, click the Cancel button.

    Clean Install Windows 7

    Hope it helps

    SIW2
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