Install Win7 without the 100mb system reserved parition

Before the Windows setup program starts to copy files (the last chance is at the step where it asks you “Where do you want to install Windows?”), click Shift+F10 to open command line.

# Launch diskpart
# List all current disks
list disk
# Select the correct disk (assuming first disk 0 is the main hard disk)
select disk 0
# Wipe it clean
# Create partition (omit size parameter to use all space)
create partition primary size=10000000
# Choose the new created partition
select partition 1
# Activate and format it
format fs=ntfs quick
# Done


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