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Windows 7: Want to move Boot partition to the beginning of the drive

14 Sep 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

I didn't say you overwrote the Recovery Partition. You overwrote the Data partition which is why it is still labeled Data even though the new install took the C letter for it.

I just explained above how to retain the install you did. So I didn't miss the point at all, did I? You have the steps that just saved you $150 at a shop. Ask back any questions to get them done correctly. They must be followed precisely which is why a video is provided for each step.

You're welcome.


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15 Sep 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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D is totally frees space isn't it? If so delete that partition with Parition Wizard. Delete the 78.13GB parition as well (it's not formatted btw). After that you only have C and system is still bootable.

After that you can extend C on the left size and/or right side. So you can make it larger or smaller. You even can change the position on disk.

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15 Sep 2014   #13
Nolly

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gregrocker, I joined this Forum to ask for help and a number of members have responded. It was never my intention to insult anyone's intelligence. So, it looks like my analysis was wrong and for that I apologise

Thank you once again.
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15 Sep 2014   #14
Nolly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Success

Kaktussoft, If I had followed gregrocker's advice, I would have no doubt resolved the issue that I was trying to fix. It would be defensive of me to go into the reasons why I did not and today is another day.

Looked at you advice and did the following.

a) Deleted the D partition
b) Rebooted
c) Moved/Resized Disk - Beginning of drive/half of available
d) Rebooted
e) Set Label of C partition to Win 7 (Was Data)
f) Rebooted

Thank you hero.

What a fantastic Partition Tool and free as well

Reminds me of the days of Partition Magix which I used with Win98 & XP.
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15 Sep 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Those are the steps and tool I gave you yesterday.

Please post back another screenshot of Disk Mgmt so we can check it over, as about half the times we ask there are problems.
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15 Sep 2014   #16
SIW2

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You could have deleted the first and second partitions, then just copied your windows partition into the unallocated space. PW will be fine for that and several other partition tools. Either way, same result in the end.
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15 Sep 2014   #17
Nolly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
View of Hard Drive using PW

OK, I am attaching a screenshot of what my Hard Drive looks like now when viewed with PW.


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15 Sep 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

300 gb is wasted Unallocated space you can extend C into using Disk Mgmt or create a storage partition there

Many users wanting a smaller C backup image move their User folders to a separate data partition. This way if win7 becomes irreparable one can recover C using backup image and the data is safe and current in its own partition. This is detailed in reinstall tutorial below.
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15 Sep 2014   #19
Nolly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Points understood

Thanks for the link to your article. I have read some of it and will look at it further when I have time.

Your points are understood and I will keep them in mind.

That said, I am happy with the point I am at. The near 300 GB of unallocated space will be used in the future but I have not made up my mind exactly how. I am sure the Laptop is faster since I installed Windows 7.

The way Toshiba partitioned the drive was bad. Why have almost 300 GB (half the space) dedicated to a recovery partition!

Having now solved the issue I am happy that this topic can be marked as solved. Do I mark it as solved or is someone else responsible for doing that?
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15 Sep 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

As explained earlier that was not a Recov partition but your Data partition. I just explained in my last post why this config is popular now that backup imaging is being used widely by consumers.
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