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#1 nickautomatic

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

I was trying to install a windows 7 to my computer. Upon the process, it had options to upgrade or custom. I chose custom so I could reformat it but it only gave me an option to 'refresh' and 'load driver'. I wish to reformat my disk and partition it again. Have I done wrong?

 



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

The Windows does not show an advanced option as shown here? See step 10



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

I am sorry John but I cannot open the link as I am in the office right now. Some sites are being blocked. Can you possibly post an image here?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

Sure, click on the Drive Options, Advanced. This will let you delete any partitions. I would delete any partitions and then let Windows continue the install. In other words let Windows install to the unallocatted space. This will automatically create the 100MB system reserved partition.

 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:44 PM

Drive Options (advanced) did not appear. Only options show in the left part of the window.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:01 AM

Interesting. I would delete all partitions offline using either Gparted Live or the bootable version of Partition Wizard. Then start the install.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:38 PM

Thank you. Let me try this.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:34 AM

Click Drive Options>Format. And then install it.






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