Windows 7 on Extended partition - D:

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  1. acc

    acc New Member

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    Hi

    My HDD has the following partitions (all NTFS):

    Primary (Active) 50G
    Extended 200 G
    50G
    100G
    50

    I would like to install Windows 7 on the first Extended partition and have the drive letter as D:
    Although I am able to install Windows 7 on the above mentioned partition the OS partition becomes C: and the primary partition which I want as C: is initially hidden.
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    Boot into the o/s on your first partition ( Vista - I assume) - use a virtual drive to install 7 to the partition of your choice - give it the letter you want first.

    The C is already taken by the o/s you are booted into - install 7 from within that and it can't use C - it will accept the letter you have assigned for the partition you are pointing 7 installer at.

    The free ( unregistered ) version of Power Iso is good to use for that.

    PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive
     
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    acc New Member

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    Thanks for replying SIW2.

    There is no other OS on this PC/HDD.
     

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