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Windows 7: Imaging Partitions

17 Aug 2012   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Working with partitions is very easy - if you understand what you are doing. But if the OP does not feel comfortable doing that, I think we should not push him. He seems to be happy with what he got now.


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17 Aug 2012   #22
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Working with partitions is very easy - if you understand what you are doing. But if the OP does not feel comfortable doing that, I think we should not push him. He seems to be happy with what he got now.
I would agree with that. From reading the last few posts, I think he has very politely been saying how very much he appreciates all the response, but has gone as far as he wishes. That's the way I have been reading it.
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17 Aug 2012   #23
Montmorency

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi whs and Frank1.
Thanks for your posts, any feedback is welcome.

Yes, I decided not to try partitioning again for three reasons:
1 The convenience it would give me is not really important.
2 Without Recovery DVDs I don't feel like being adventurous.
3 I had a few scares this last days (I forgot to mention a couple of BSODs).

I hope someone with similar experiences can shed some light, but probably it has something to do with this particular machine.

Regards.
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17 Aug 2012   #24
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You're welcome--I hope thing go well for you.
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17 Aug 2012   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
Hi whs and Frank1.
Thanks for your posts, any feedback is welcome.

Yes, I decided not to try partitioning again for three reasons:
1 The convenience it would give me is not really important.
2 Without Recovery DVDs I don't feel like being adventurous.
3 I had a few scares this last days (I forgot to mention a couple of BSODs).

I hope someone with similar experiences can shed some light, but probably it has something to do with this particular machine.

Regards.
In order to be safe, I suggest you make frequent images. But do not use Windows imaging - that sucks. Use this: Imaging with free Macrium

In many years of operation I never had any problems with Macrium. Study the tutorial carefully and download (and burn) the WinPE recover disc .iso from my link in the tutorial. It saves you a lot of time.
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17 Aug 2012   #26
Montmorency

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But do not use Windows imaging - that sucks. Use this: Imaging with free Macrium
I followed your advice, thanks.
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17 Aug 2012   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good deal. Wish you lots of luck.
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17 Aug 2012   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Correct me if I`m wrong but... you did this to gain 16 GBs ? That`s not even close to what you need to start storing images on. If you needed more space you could have just bought an external drive.
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17 Aug 2012   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are not comfortable with partitioning operations then the best way to become comfortable is to buy an external HDD and play with it using say Partition Wizard. Don't learn using your main OS HDD. You can then put the ext HDD to practical use such as storing images.

As I keep saying you will never get Recovery to work because you deleted the Recovery Partition. This is were the Recovery software was stored.
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17 Aug 2012   #30
Montmorency

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Correct me if I`m wrong but... you did this to gain 16 GBs ?
Not to gain 16 GB but to gain a new partition.
I explained everything in the first post of this thread.
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