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Windows 7: Changing primary partitions to logical

03 Mar 2011   #51

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benja8151 View Post
Yeah, but with Partition Wizard i can't create partition. It says there aren't any free slots or something like that.
Then it's not unallocated space, because you would be able to create a logical partition if it were. So you have to go back where you started with Arc and creating some free space first.

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03 Mar 2011   #52

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
The boot files in this case are in system reserve, so just the information in them will just be updated.
Except, if XP would go on first, there'd be no system reserved area. That was a neat little invention of Windows 7. I also don't ever have a System Reserved area on my Windows 7 installs (on purpose).
First of all, sorry I can't keep up with your keyboarding and posting, so I'll have to come in a bit late, but I wan't to respond to a couple of your comments if you have the patience!
This may not be on topic, as it's not clear if the OP wants to install XP but you can certainly have a system reserve partition with XP: mark the system reserve active and put XP on a logical partition. You can't do that with Windows installation procedures, but you can by formatting in advance with PW.
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03 Mar 2011   #53

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You have four partitions already, if I remember correctly, I think that's a limit of some kind.
The limit is 4 Primary, but you can have 20+ Logical as well (that will give the Deacon nightmares...)
You also don't want to be messing around with partitioning, even with quality software like Partition Wizard, without having your data backed up.
Amen to that.
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