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10 Dec 2013   #21
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am not going to answer that. You do some more reading and find out yourself.
I hope I didn't offend you. What I was trying to understand is that maybe there is a bootmgr in both partitions. And if so, I won't have to move the bootmgr. I'm still learning as we go.


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10 Dec 2013   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

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You Google windows 7 boot sequence and you will find a lot of interesting articles that will explain that. It took me 52 years - 35 years as a professional programmer - to learn this stuff - so don't expect to know it all tomorrow.
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10 Dec 2013   #23
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am not going to answer that. You do some more reading and find out yourself.
OK. Thanks to your patience I succeeded in having only one partition. I used Easy BCD software to move the bootmgr to my c drive partition and the I used Partition Wizard software to extend my c drive partition to the full 119GB SSD drive. Didn't have to burn anything.

Thanks again for your patience and information.

Brent
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10 Dec 2013   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Very good. You apparently took some shortcuts. That's OK as long as nothing happens - and you were lucky. But you missed a few opportunities to learn some more.
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11 Dec 2013   #25
Rus2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Very good. You apparently took some shortcuts. That's OK as long as nothing happens - and you were lucky. But you missed a few opportunities to learn some more.
True. But at 76 I think we tend to make things more complicated then they need to be. Anyway I got to where I was going and accident free!!! LOL Thanks again.
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11 Dec 2013   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

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It was not to make things complicated but to make things safe. If Partition Wizard would have screwed up your C partition, you would have sceemed and blamed me for poor guidance. Now that you took your own chances, you could have only blamed yourself. I have learned these lessons the hard way.

Anyhow, I highly recommend you make weekly images. You will be glad you did when your OS got screwed up due to a virus, an update or a false manipulation. Recovering from an image is a matter of 20 minutes - reinstalling from an old recovery disc takes days. And don't rely on System Restore - it does not always work.
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11 Dec 2013   #27
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win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It was not to make things complicated but to make things safe. If Partition Wizard would have screwed up your C partition, you would have sceemed and blamed me for poor guidance. Now that you took your own chances, you could have only blamed yourself. I have learned these lessons the hard way.

Anyhow, I highly recommend you make weekly images. You will be glad you did when your OS got screwed up due to a virus, an update or a false manipulation. Recovering from an image is a matter of 20 minutes - reinstalling from an old recovery disc takes days. And don't rely on System Restore - it does not always work.


I have a HDD with everything as it was before I extended my SSD. I can always clone the HDD to my SDD using EaseUS cloning software.

That should provide me with a good, clean C drive partition although I would again have the 31GB partition back again, right?
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11 Dec 2013   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

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At worst, you would have a 31GB partition. The rest would be unallocated space which you can easily add to C via Disk Management.

But that image will do you little good in a year from now. That's why I suggest to make an image on a regular schedule.
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13 Dec 2013   #29
Rus2

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
At worst, you would have a 31GB partition. The rest would be unallocated space which you can easily add to C via Disk Management.

But that image will do you little good in a year from now. That's why I suggest to make an image on a regular schedule.
To give you an update on my situation, after I finished with a c drive partition on my SSD with all the space I expected I attempted to clone the SSD to a backup HDD and at the point of transfer my computer would shut down.

I then installed my Win 7, using the recovery disks, on the original 500 GB HDD that came with my computer. I have it set up exactly like I want it with all my added software installed.

I quite enjoyed the experience. The HDD now has a 1.46 GB Recovery Partition and the rest is on the C Partition.

If, after a few more days of using the new HDD setup, I'll clone it back to my 124 GB SSD using EaseToDo software.

I'll keep the 500 GB HDD as a backup to my 124 GB SSD. I can always clone back.

Wish me luck. Thanks again for the experience and knowledge I've gained.

Brent
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