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Windows 7: need help partitioning hard drive....

27 May 2010   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

If you've got the Windows 7 install CDs you can format your all drive, then install XP and then reinstall 7 as dual boot....long work if you really need to!

PS: I saw you're on notebook...you can create your proper W7 install CDs.


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27 May 2010   #12
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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here are the screen shots.....


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27 May 2010   #13
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

no i dont have the win 7 cd...can i use any win7 cd or does it have to be an OEM version...
i have 1 that i had downloaded of the net for my old laptop
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27 May 2010   #14
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rome View Post
no i dont have the win 7 cd...can i use any win7 cd or does it have to be an OEM version...
i have 1 that i had downloaded of the net for my old laptop
I don't think it should be an OEM Version...
Just use the key from your sticker at the back of your computer to reactivate W7...

Mind to create your own "Driver & Apps" CD First, after you burned an ISO file to Boot 7 on CD and before formating/partitionning your drive..
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27 May 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

rome,

When you post that snip, then also let us know what you plan for partition sizes.

As has been indicated to you, if you really want a dual-boot system, then the best approach is to install XP first but this is not a necessity.

After we've got more info, then GregRocker will probably have more advise for you since he is knowledgeable in this area. Myself, I'm strongly opposed to dual-boot systems. Just cut the umbilical cord and live in a Win 7 world.
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27 May 2010   #16
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

here is the snap shots.....
need help partitioning hard drive....-disk-management-1.png

need help partitioning hard drive....-disk-management-2.png


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27 May 2010   #17
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Dual booting is fine as long you let the 2 OS on your system drive...uninstall a dual boot can left markers (bad sectors) on a drive forever or after a hard repairing.
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27 May 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

rome,
Excellent.

Now as you have been informed from a knowledgeable source, you can install Win 7 first.

What size partition do you need for Win 7 and all the apps you will be installing and all of the music, videos, or whatever you want on that drive?

I'm not a big video collector myself but do have a small music collection and a small picture collection and numerous documents.

The drive I'm using in this laptop is 119 GB of which I'm presently only using 34 GB. As time goes on that will grow but I won't even come close to 100 GB. True is that you want a 10 % "buffer".
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27 May 2010   #19
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
rome,

When you post that snip, then also let us know what you plan for partition sizes.

As has been indicated to you, if you really want a dual-boot system, then the best approach is to install XP first but this is not a necessity.

After we've got more info, then GregRocker will probably have more advise for you since he is knowledgeable in this area. Myself, I'm strongly opposed to dual-boot systems. Just cut the umbilical cord and live in a Win 7 world.

i was planing to keep C drive for win 7 and couple of programs and downloads etc. i was contemplating if i should make a seprate drive for win xp of like 5-6GB...(is that sensible at all????) and keep the rest of it as a complete drive of like 350GB
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27 May 2010   #20
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Dual booting is fine as long you let the 2 OS on your system drive...uninstall a dual boot can left markers (bad sectors) on a drive forever or after a hard repairing.
is it possible to have more than 1 OS on the same drive?????? i thought that was not possible
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