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I want to do a reinstall of windows... I only have one HDD So I was thinking about just backing up everything I want to keep and setting a partition for windows 7 only because later I am going to upgrade to an SSD and also so every time I do this I do not have to back everything up.

How do I go about doing this on initial setup
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You can't do it with the windows disk. Do it under disk management before you reinstall. Shrink it to what you want and you will get unallocated space then partition that with the disk.
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You can't do it with the windows disk. Do it under disk management before you reinstall. Shrink it to what you want and you will get unallocated space then partition that with the disk.
So doing it this way would I still have to backup everything that I didn't want to lose?

I do have the disk I wasn't trying to do it without it
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