Did I install Win 7 Incorrectly? 8 replies

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LaughingCheese

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#1 11 years ago

I installed 7 last night but for some reason it didn't tell me I could take out the disc and so it went through the install process again.

At one point the Windows Boot Manager came up with TWO listings of Windows 7 on it but nothing shows up on Disk Management, except a tiny little 100MB Active, Primary partition and the rest of the drive is taken up by another primary partition which has 7 on it and appears to be the actual boot partition.

A note: I was previously dual booting with XP and Ubuntu, but I had gotten some advice from a classmate that Grub doesn't play well with Windows, and that I should format the drive entirely.

I guess I should have formatted from XP or the command line and not from the Win 7 installer?

Anyway, Win 7 is up and running fine I'm just wondering if I should reinstall at some point because of all this partition weirdness.:confused:

Thanks

LC




kow_ciller

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#2 11 years ago

If all is fine, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you feel like you're having problems make both partitions into one.




Yannick

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#3 11 years ago
LaughingCheese;5223667 but I had gotten some advice from a classmate that Grub doesn't play well with Windows, and that I should format the drive entirely.

Tell your friend he's retarded. The only boot manager that doesn't work well with different OS is Microsofts.




Quetron

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#4 11 years ago

I would start over, since you are starting from scratch. IMO




LaughingCheese

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#5 11 years ago

Yannick;5223715Tell your friend he's retarded. The only boot manager that doesn't work well with different OS is Microsofts.[/QUOTE]

Chill. People like you give open source advocates a bad rap. That was completely uncalled for.

Keep in mind this was last night, so I don't exactly remember what he said.

And if you're going to be a jerk about then I don't want help from people like you.

[QUOTE=Quetron;5223725]I would start over, since you are starting from scratch. IMO

Could you clarify a little? lol




*The.Doctor

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#6 11 years ago
Yannick;5223715Tell your friend he's retarded. The only boot manager that doesn't work well with different OS is Microsofts.

That's funny since i've had plenty of problems with GRUB.




LaughingCheese

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#7 11 years ago

Something I don't get, what the heck is this tiny 100MB active partition for:




DarkKrucifix7

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#8 11 years ago
LaughingCheese;5224509Something I don't get, what the heck is this tiny 100MB active partition for:

I think that may be where the bootloader is located and possibly other programs related to start-up.




LaughingCheese

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#9 11 years ago
DarkKrucifix7;5225232I think that may be where the bootloader is located and possibly other programs related to start-up.

Apparently it is, I got some more advice and I was told not to mess with it, so I think I won't. :p