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Windows 7: bad sectors in hard disk, WHAT TO DO

24 Oct 2012   #11
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

Yes, you can partition during install. There are a few ways, try this:

Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

I recommend 100GB for System Reserved + System partition, the rest for Data partition.

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24 Oct 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks,,do you think i need to format the new HardDisk or it comes formatted already..
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24 Oct 2012   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

the way u suggested for partition is for the harddisk which has w7 installed alreday, in my case my harddisk is new and i am going to install to new w7 , can i make a pratition before starting installing the w7
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24 Oct 2012   #14

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

New hard drives are not formatted from the factory.

You won't need to format the Windows partition. It will be done automatically during the Windows installation.

You will need to format any other partitions you may have, but you can do that with Windows Disk Management after you install Windows to C.
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