Windows 7

1. Microsoft Windows 7 tutorials 2. Module 1- Installation, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 tutorials 3. Editions of Windows 7 tutorials 4. Hardware Requirements for Installing Windows 7 tutorials 5. You can install Windows 7 in following different ways, including: 6. Consideration for Upgrading v/s Migrating tutorials 7. What is Migration tutorials 8. Migrating User Data and Settings tutorials 9. Performing an Image-Based Installation of Windows 7 tutorials 10.Configuring Disks and Device Drivers tutorials 11. Partitioning Disks in Windows 7 tutorials 12.GUID - GPT Disk tutorials 13.Disk Management tools tutorials 14. Simple Volume tutorials 15. Spanned and Striped Volumes tutorials 16. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes tutorials 17. Disk Quota tutorials 18.Working with VHD Virtual Hard Disk tutorials 19. Device Driver in Windows 7 tutorials 20.System Restore tutorials 21.LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION tutorials 22.Configure and Trouble shoot Network Connections tutorials 23.What is an IPv4 Address tutorials 24. Note - IPV4 25. IPv4 address classes tutorials 26.Default Gateway tutorials 27.Public and Private IPv4 Address tutorials 28.IPv6 Network Connectivity tutorials 29.IPv6 UNICAST ADDRESSES tutorials 30. IPv4 Address can be assigned by following types tutorials 31.Implementing Name Resolution tutorials 32. Trouble Shooting Network Connectivity tutorials 33. Implementing Wireless Security tutorials 34.Wireless network Technologies tutorials 35.What is Wireless Broadband tutorials 36.IEEE 802.11 tutorials 37.Wireless Network Configuration tutorials 38. Security Types tutorials 39. Implementing Network Security tutorials 40.Configuring Windows Firewall tutorials 41.Ports and Application tutorials 42.Important Application, Protocol and Port Number tutorials 43.Configure Inbound and Outbound Rules tutorials 44. Securing Network traffic tutorials

Partitioning Disks in Windows 7 tutorials

In this Module there are two different types of Partitioning Disk

1-MBR Disk

2-GPT Disk


To install a disk in a computer we need to select one of the two partitioning disk. The reasons to partition a disk is

  • Separate operating system files from data and user files.

  • Place applications and data files in the same location.

  • Put cache, log, and paging files in a location separate from other files.

  • Create multiboot setup environments.


  • To do a disk related tasks like creating and formatting partitions, assigning drive letters etc. we can use disk management or converting disks from one partition scheme to the other.


MBR – Master Boot Record


  • The MBR is created when the Hard disks are partitioned.

  • It is written on first sector of the hard disk,

  • It contains the partition table for the disk, how logical partitions are stored, its location, type of File system organized on disk drive and a small amount of executable code known as the master boot code.


Keep following points in mind when you install Operating System using MBR.

  • The concept of MBR was introduced in 1983.

  • It consists of 512 or more bytes located in the first sector of the disk.

  • MBR support maximum 4 partitions on each disk and of 4 partition one could be Active Partition to boot system.

  • Of all 4 partitions, all can be Primary Partitions or maximum 1 Extended Partition.

  • Extended Partition can contain multiple Volume inside.

  • Maximum partition size is 2 Terabytes, that is 2.20 x 1012 bytes.

  • No redundancy, if MBR partition becomes corrupt or incure damage, it leads to single point of failure and operating system might become unbootable.

  • With new operating system demanding more space than 2 terabytes, it became a limiting factor since 2010.

  • Due to above limitations, MBR partitioning system is superseded by GUID (GPT) system. A GUID (GPT) can coexist with MBR in order to provide backward compatibility for older system.


GUID – GPT Disk.

  • In computer hardware GUID Partition Table (GPT), is a standard layout of Partition table on a physical hard disk.

  • It is a part of UEFI (Unified Entensible Firmware Interface) standard. It is Intel’s proposed replacement for PC BIOS.

  • You can implement GPT based disk in Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

  • You cannot use GPT partition on Removable disk.

  • GPT support maximum 128 partitions per disk.

  • Maximum disk volume size is 18 Exabyte. Each Exabyte is equal to one quintillion, that is 10 raised to 18 bytes. You can say 1 Exabyte equals one billion gigabytes or you can also say 1 Exabyte equals one Million Terabytes.

  • As of now we don’t have hardware or disk with such a large volume.

  • GUID GPT disk check for Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) duplicates and protect GPT disk.