Wonko -- It is very easy to go line by line, quoting what each of us has said, retorting as we see fit. This does not provide benefit to anyone reading this forum, other than possibly entertaining some of your friends and/or fan boys, or annoying others who might have caught the thread's subject title and was genuinely interested.
I have seen similar type posts elsewhere (as seen in this thread, for example) and often wonder where the moderator is. :-)
Consider this example:
You log into a forum (the appropriate one, of course...), and you post "What is the correct command line to format my drive in 4K clusters?"
There is nothing more annoying to me as a reader, if I joined the thread, interested in hearing the answer, are participants posting replies such as:
"Why do you want to format your drive with 4K clusters?"
"What size drive is it?"
"What are you using the drive for?"
It does not matter what these questions are they are but examples.
Who, aside from those asking, cares? The OP, who asked a specific question, expecting a specific answer, certainly does not care. There is no reason why those questions need be answered, as they are irrelevant to the specific question asked. The OP never asked, "I have this 1T drive and I am not sure how to format it from the command line. Can anyone help me?" Seriously, someone take a 2X4 to those questioners.
You are not innocent, either, Wonko. Review your first response to my OP. I stated the problem as two possible paths I was looking to take, and was looking for thoughts on how I might accomplish one or the other. In both cases, hacking the Windows 7 Install process was involved. Why or how I got to that point was irrelevant. How to accomplish one of my thoughts was all that was asked, not for someone to look over how I might have gotten there and come up with his/her own path to resolve what he/she thinks is the issue.
I will respect the fact that this is your playground and not mine, even though to better you would be no challenge as I am most likely older than you, but more flexible in my
way of being.
What I will do, though, for the benefit of this community, is post my solution when it is resolved, for those who might find it useful.
I wish you all well, and offer thanks to those who helped me.