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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

27 Oct 2009   #120
ssteve

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Great tutorial. Thank you so much.

I have one question though. regarding step 8


My computer came with 3 partitions. 1 C drive and the other 2 are Utilities and recovery backups. I've made a recovery discs already and want to get rid of these 2 drives and have just one C drive with windows 7.

At step 8 do I just highlight those drives and click delete and that space will transfer over to my C drive? Or do I press Format? What does the Extend button do?


I have a vista 32 bit doing a clean install using windows 7 upgrade disc.

thanks for the help and tutorial.


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27 Oct 2009   #121
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Steve, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Correct, you would select each partition on the C: disk and click on delete to have one unallocated space at the end.
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27 Oct 2009   #122
ssteve

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Steve, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Correct, you would select each partition on the C: disk and click on delete to have one unallocated space at the end.
thanks Brink, appreciate the welcome and the effort you put into making these tutorials.

can't wait to start windows7

edit: sorry forgot to ask. after i delete the unwanted partitions, i highlight my C drive to install it, but do i first click format then "next".
sorry about such basic questions, never installed an OS before.
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27 Oct 2009   #123
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's fine to just leave it selected for the unallocated disk, and click Next.
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27 Oct 2009   #124
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Is it normal that the Win7 Clean Install required me to create a 100MB System Reserved partition prior to installing Win7?

This happened right after I deleted all of my old partitions and reformatted.
Thanks!
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27 Oct 2009   #125
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpzbc View Post
Is it normal that the Win7 Clean Install required me to create a 100MB System Reserved partition prior to installing Win7?

This happened right after I deleted all of my old partitions and reformatted.
Thanks!
Yes, it's perfectly normal. This is Windows 7 System Reserved partition used for BitLocker and for recovery options.
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27 Oct 2009   #126
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah yes, Thank you! And thanks so much for this tutorial. It was right by my side throughout my fresh install of Win7 64-bit.
And the whole process was a success.... and painless!!
Thanks.
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27 Oct 2009   #127
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It's fine to just leave it selected for the unallocated disk, and click Next.
Does Win7 format unallocated space by default? Just askin.
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27 Oct 2009   #128
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpzbc View Post
Ah yes, Thank you! And thanks so much for this tutorial. It was right by my side throughout my fresh install of Win7 64-bit.
And the whole process was a success.... and painless!!
Thanks.
You're welcome Gpzbc.
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27 Oct 2009   #129
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It's fine to just leave it selected for the unallocated disk, and click Next.
Does Win7 format unallocated space by default? Just askin.
Hi Greg,

Yep, during a clean or custom installation Windows 7 will automatically format a unallocated space during the installation process if it was selected to install Windows 7 on.
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