Problems post-install

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by CelestialSaiyan, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. CelestialSaiyan

    CelestialSaiyan MDL Novice

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    Hello people,

    I just downloaded and installed Windows 7 with SP1 on my laptop but I encountered three problems, I hope you guys can help me with them.


    1) At the beginning of the installation it asks me to download important updates for the installation. What do I have to answer Install updates or not install updates?

    2)After the install was completed I got a new partition in 'My computer' its called "WinRe (E: )" what is it and how did it
    appear?

    3) I did an custom install because I wanted to format my drive but I couldt because there was no Drive options (advanced) available, how is this possible?

    Methode of install: I just extracted the iso with winrar and opened the setup file.



    Thanks in advance :hug2:
     
  2. anima

    anima MDL Junior Member

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    about the method of install.....i didnt understand what you did......did you burn the iso to a dvd or you just got all the files out of the iso(cant be done as far as i know with winrar) and the run setup or you mounted the iso?
     
  3. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

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    1: No
    2: Is the System partition (100MB), I guess
    3:Because you didn't install from bootable media (dvd or usb)

    There are threads on this forum if you don't know how to install from usb.
     
  4. CelestialSaiyan

    CelestialSaiyan MDL Novice

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    I extracted the iso with winrar and that opened the setup file.

    @woebetide

    So I have to ignore the update question?
     
  5. jamezb3

    jamezb3 MDL Novice

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    That sounds like you did an upgrade, clean install is always best.
     
  6. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

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    @CelestialSaiyan

    After installation is complete, you can set the auto update!
     
  7. CelestialSaiyan

    CelestialSaiyan MDL Novice

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    I did a custom install= clean install? Anyway any one knows what the new partition is "WinRe"?
     
  8. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    WinRe is supposed to be Windows recovery environment.
    It replaces the Recovery Console that was used in Win XP
     
  9. Taser

    Taser MDL Junior Member

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    Recovery partition.

    Will come in handy when system files get corrupt and system wont boot
     
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  10. CelestialSaiyan

    CelestialSaiyan MDL Novice

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    Is this something that comes with SP1 by default? Because I didnt choose to get it when I was installing windows 7 SP1
     
  11. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

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    #11 woebetide, Mar 7, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  12. CelestialSaiyan

    CelestialSaiyan MDL Novice

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    If I follow that guide will the partition 'winRE' get erased?

    I just bought some blank dvd+r's so I am able to do a proper clean install.
     
  13. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Why don't you just delete the partition since windows is installed then you can re-partition the drive to re gain space or just do a custom install.
     
  14. CelestialSaiyan

    CelestialSaiyan MDL Novice

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    I think the best thing to do is to start all over and do a clean install.

    Thanks for the help guys.;)