New Windows, new build Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Partition New Build Last response: December 25, 2012 5:23 PM in Windows 7 Share glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:02:41 PM Hi, as I was installing windows 7 it said ''where do you want to install windows?'' Then it gave me the option of Disk 0 Partition 1 or Disk 0 Partition 2 When I try to select either one of them it says ''windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition1/2'' This is a new build and new windows. What should I do? Thanks More about : windows build mcnumpty23 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 4:20:06 PM use the advanced disk options and delete and format the drive glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:30:43 PM Will I lose anything from this? Related resources New Build : Windows 8 OEM vs Full - Forum Windows 8 for a new build . - Forum Transfering windows 7 to a new build - Forum How do I get windows on to a new PC build - Forum New PC Build , Windows 7 Install "No signed device drivers were found." - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mcnumpty23 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 4:34:58 PM yes if you delete both partitions no if you delete one do you have data you need on partition 2 ? glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:37:01 PM I dont think so, I dont see how I could as I have only just bought the PC and I havent put anything on them. So I should be good to delete partition 1 then? mcnumpty23 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 4:40:52 PM if you have no data on it then delete all the partitions then format them to ntfs or just let the setup format them for you bit strange if its a new drive it shouldnt have partitions on it glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:45:35 PM Partition 1 has 5MB on it and Partition 2 has 27.9 GB on it. Which one to delete? mcnumpty23 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 4:49:58 PM thats a very small drive or is there an unallocated space as well? delete ALL the partitions glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:51:41 PM Yeah the total size of partition 1 is 350MB (345MB free) Partition 2 : 931.2GB (903.3GB free) Would this still be ok to delete them both? mcnumpty23 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 4:54:59 PM yes mbreslin1954 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 4:58:29 PM Delete them both, so there is just one, big, unallocated space, then tell Windows to install and it will take care of the rest. glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:59:01 PM Ok, thanks for your help, I'm new to all this stuff so I appreciate it! glenn1212 December 25, 2012 4:59:32 PM mbreslin1954 said:Delete them both, so there is just one, big, unallocated space, then tell Windows to install and it will take care of the rest. Did what you and mcnumpty said, it seems to be working, thanks for the help! mcnumpty23 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 5:04:02 PM no problem and merry xmas glenn1212 December 25, 2012 5:10:42 PM Merry christmas to you too shanky887614 a b $ Windows 7 December 25, 2012 5:23:59 PM glenn1212 said:Partition 1 has 5MB on it and Partition 2 has 27.9 GB on it. Which one to delete? go to create a partition because it should be bigger than 27.9gb total you must have a lot of unpartitioned space best thing to do is. go to advanced/whatever its called delete the whole hard drive with all paritions then it select make new partition and use all the space for 1 partition then install windows on that. it can always be shrunk and another one made with the space later so don't worry about using up all the space now Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Leaving windows 7 on HDD with new ssd ( new build ) Forum Problem Installing Windows 7 On New Build Forum Windows update restart did I harm new build ? Forum Windows 7 disk isn't booting on new build Forum New build , Windows 7 won't recognize hard drive in installation Forum BSOD on new build Windows 7 64-bit Forum Why did Bill Gates invent Windows? Forum Windows 7 OEM Continues to Freeze on New Build Forum Windows 7 OEM Won't Install on New Build Forum New Build - Stuck installing windows 7; freezes or blue screen occurs Forum New PC Build: another Windows 7 install freeze Forum [Solved] New build, Windows wont show hard drive. Help please Forum Windows 7 freezes with weird display - New build. Forum [Solved] New build pc- windows xp 32 bit oem then windows 7 upgrade disc Forum [Solved] OEM Vista ---> Windows 7 Upgrade ---> New Build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !