Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Partitioning with Windows 7

04 Nov 2009   #11

Vista Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esteban View Post
What did you not like about Disk Management?
I haven't used any similar software for many years, so I found it a tad tricky to understand how to use it. The online videos helped. I used Partition Magic years ago and, from memory anyway, found it much simpler to use. However, this does most of the same when you've worked it out.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #12

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

Easus has a Home Edition FREE partitioning tool that works rather well...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 8 Pro

Thanks to all for your responses and comments. I just prefer a graphic interface as that is what I am accustomed to. Much quicker for me. I did my desktop that was just upgraded to 7, as well as a new HP '7' laptop and it was all done without a hitch, so the Wizard did just as it said it would.

It is certainly nice to have this great forum just a click away. A real help to me on occasion. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Nov 2009   #14


Over in the Installation & Setup trenches, we are finding Partition Wizard the best app for extricating from Dual Boots:

1)Back up all files and create an image backup stored externally in case u need to start over.

1) boot using PW disk and mark Win7 partition active if it is not already

2) delete the XP/Vista partition

3) if you want to move Win7 onto the deleted OS space, right click 7> Move/Resize and drag border over to encompass deleted space

4) After operations finish, boot into Win7 installer and run Startup Repair 3 times, as there are multiple issues to fix.

When finished, create a Win7 backup image so reinstalls are never again necessary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Partitioning with Windows 7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Partitioning External HDD for Windows Installation
Hello, I am using Lenovo Y460, and I found that my internal SATA HDD has spoilt. Since I have a unused portable HDD, I decided to use that to run my laptop from. What I'm planning to do is to install my Windows there, and then boot from that portable HDD each time I want to use my laptop. But...
Installation & Setup
Still need help partitioning during clean install of Windows 7 64-bit
I want to do a clean install with my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit disc. Here's what I wanting to do. I want a partition that I can install the just operating system on. It is important to me that this be a "recovery" partition...something I can use for a complete reinstall should I ever lose my...
Installation & Setup
Partitioning Windows 7 and games
Hello I partitioned my hardrive C: 100 GB D: 1.2TB I want to know how to setup C:100 GB for ONLY operating system and what not. and D:1.2 TB for everything else, pics music GAMES (from steam and origin) etc. Whats the setup how to do this? its already partitioned but when i install...
Installation & Setup
Disk Partitioning in windows 7?
I want to extend my C:\ drive and make another primary partition to install Ubuntu on. But when I open up the diskpart manager, I see that I already have 4 primary partitions (max)..., can anyone tell me what the purpose of the last 2 partitions is, and if I can delete them?: ...
Hardware & Devices
Reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit after Partitioning HD
I reinstalled windows 7 64 bit into a different partition and formatted original drive that windows was in. The install went fine and I am able to use the computer without issue. However, now after the BIOS screen it goes to a black & white screen where it asks which OS I want to use. There are 2...
Installation & Setup
Installing Windows 7 and partitioning a 1TB drive
I am looking to use my 1TB seagate SATA II drive for my Windows 7 installation, and was wondering how I should go about partitioning it and how large each partition should be or what I sould put on each partition. My system will be used for the following: Computer Games that take up a lot...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App