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Windows 7: Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

29 Sep 2011   #20
DoubleZ

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, thank you very much for all your help kind people!


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29 Sep 2011   #21
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Don't hesitate to post back if you need further help.
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29 Sep 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help.
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15 Oct 2011   #23
highbreak

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Hi,

May I know is it must to create an additional 100mb(system reserved) partition during windows installation?
Can I proceed with the installation without creating?

What is the purpose for creating an additional system reserved partition?

Thanks
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15 Oct 2011   #24
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by highbreak View Post
Hi,

May I know is it must to create an additional 100mb(system reserved) partition during windows installation?
Can I proceed with the installation without creating?

What is the purpose for creating an additional system reserved partition?

Thanks
Hello highbreak and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

The Windows 7 installer will automatically create partitions on an unpartitioned hard drive. Best results when only one hard drive is connected during the install.

The 100MB System Reserved partition holds some advantages, like helpful recovery utilities, and adds some security to your system. It also makes it easier to boot to more than one Operating System (as in dual booting).

However, you can install Windows 7 without the System Reserved partition and the advantages. Just create the Primary partition you want to install Windows 7 into and then install it there. The Windows 7 installer will skip the System Reserved partition.

See also this: Repair CD - System Repair Disk

Cheers!
Robert
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16 Oct 2011   #25
highbreak

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Hi Robet, thanks a million.. i had been trying to figure this out for the past 1 week.

However, I'm still unable to get my new system that i bought a week ago to work successfully even after a series of troubleshooting (etc. windows update issues that slow down the system, keyboard & mouse freeze for couple of secs, system unable to detect primary drive once in a while)

Its driving me nuts!!
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17 Oct 2011   #26
highbreak

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Hi Robort,

Is there any alternative ways to boot W7 in safe mode? From MS official website, it says that by pressing F8 before the Windows logo appears, it will prompt you with windows advance boot options.
However, it prompt me with Bios advance options instead of windows boot options after depressing F8.

I'm on Asus P8H67-M MB with UEFI BIOS interface.

Thanks
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17 Oct 2011   #27
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by highbreak View Post
Hi Robort,

Is there any alternative ways to boot W7 in safe mode? From MS official website, it says that by pressing F8 before the Windows logo appears, it will prompt you with windows advance boot options.
However, it prompt me with Bios advance options instead of windows boot options after depressing F8.

I'm on Asus P8H67-M MB with UEFI BIOS interface.

Thanks
You get to Safe Mode after the BIOS boots but before Windows loads. I would suggest you enter the BIOS and disable the "quick boot" or what ever it is called on your system to make it easier for you to follow the boot process and know when to tap the F8 key to enter Safe Mode. You can always go back later and enable the quick boot again.

You should get a screen like the 6th image in this thread with the option to enter Safe Mode:

Repair CD - System Repair Disk

Cheers!
Robert
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20 Oct 2011   #28
Bprunner51

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Is it really this simple?

Hi,

Helping my daughter. Her primary hard drive died. We got a replacement from Best Buy. She has ordered a Windows 7 recovery disk from HP. She is not a heavy user or does anything fancy. So.......

We should be able to just 1) install the new drive, 2)boot the recovery disk 3) and just do a Windows 7 install and use the default settings to let it partition the new drive and install. No real need to do any of our partitioning etc.

It sounds too simple???

jim
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20 Oct 2011   #29
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bprunner51 View Post
Hi,

Helping my daughter. Her primary hard drive died. We got a replacement from Best Buy. She has ordered a Windows 7 recovery disk from HP. She is not a heavy user or does anything fancy. So.......

We should be able to just 1) install the new drive, 2)boot the recovery disk 3) and just do a Windows 7 install and use the default settings to let it partition the new drive and install. No real need to do any of our partitioning etc.

It sounds too simple???

jim
Hello Jim, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

You just described a project I finished tonight. A client brought me a HP computer with Vista that would not boot into Windows. Found the hard drive dead so I replaced it with a new one, ordered HP recovery disks, and restored the computer to its original condition. Just boot the recovery disk and let it do its thing! Simple enough.

Of course if anything does come up, we are here to help!

Cheers!
Robert
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