Sorry this is on one of my old desktops where I still have BING and Windows 7.
The current Windows 7 is installed on the 1st (the only partition on HD0, other than the EMBR) partition on HD0.
I want to install a 2nd Windows 7 in the 1st partition of HD3.
I created the new partition for the new Windows on HD3, and I hid or cleared every other partition on every other drive.
I set a new boot item with only the new Windows partition.
Then I boot to that partition and it does ask for a CD then I ctrl-alt-del (the Win7 DVD is in the DVD drive).
After it reboots and asks to press a key, I do that, and it does the Windows installation.
Then I can boot to the new Win7.
Then I re-install BING and I get a message that there is an overlapping partition on HD0... when I look it has a 100mb partition that appears to have been created overlapping the original Win7 on HD0 1st partition
I tried the same thing, but with the new Windows partition on HD3 already formatted NTFS, but it still did the same thing, or at least, during the install, it gave the popup saying it might create additional partitions.
I thought that that popup means that it will create the 100mb partition and I also thought that if the new partition was pre-formatted, that the installer would not create the 100mb partition?