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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

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a b $ Windows 7
December 25, 2012 4:20:06 PM

use the advanced disk options and delete and format the drive
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December 25, 2012 4:30:43 PM

Will I lose anything from this?
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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 ?
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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?
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a b $ Windows 7
December 25, 2012 4:54:59 PM

yes
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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.
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December 25, 2012 4:59:01 PM

Ok, thanks for your help, I'm new to all this stuff so I appreciate it! :D 
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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!
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a b $ Windows 7
December 25, 2012 5:04:02 PM

no problem :) 

and merry xmas :) 
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December 25, 2012 5:10:42 PM

Merry christmas to you too :) 
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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
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