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Windows 7: Want to login using icons, not entering names

06 Jul 2015   #11
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's not a data partition, it's a 500MB System partition where the boot files are located (System, Active).


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06 Jul 2015   #12
tgm1024

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Your partitions are backwards. The data partition should after the system partition not before it. It looks like that's preventing Windows from creating the partitions it wants where it wants.
Usually there is a small 350 MB or so System Reserved partition ( may also be called recovery), then the Windows partition, then the EFI partition, then the data partition. I would copy all you files to external media and then redo all the partitions on the drive during the install process.
I'm missing something. Why do I need windows to create more partitions? I'm fine with a single partition on this. Is this related to the problems I mentioned above (grayed out options, etc.)?
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06 Jul 2015   #13
tgm1024

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
That's not a data partition, it's a 500MB System partition where the boot files are located (System, Active).
Yeah, that's what I thought. Does Dell typically ship only diagnostics on this partition, or is there a way to boot to it and turn *off* the diagnostic that automatically runs?

I suspect that this partition was also set up by the IT department. I may have to plead for the dvd if I don't understand the tutorial posted a few messages above.
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06 Jul 2015   #14
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management Window:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen. Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

Once you have the image saved, click the Go Advanced button then click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.
When I boot to it via F12, a diagnostic runs. {shrug} What can you tell from disk management?
Your partitions are backwards. The data partition should after the system partition not before it. It looks like that's preventing Windows from creating the partitions it wants where it wants.
Usually there is a small 350 MB or so System Reserved partition ( may also be called recovery), then the Windows partition, then the EFI partition, then the data partition. I would copy all you files to external media and then redo all the partitions on the drive during the install process.
There's nothing wrong with that setup, it is a system reserved partition, somewhat larger than normal but no big deal.

It's also not a UEFI install.
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06 Jul 2015   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Missed the MB some how and was thinking it was 400 GB.
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06 Jul 2015   #16
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Missed the MB some how and was thinking it was 400 GB.
Happens to all of us, no big deal.
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06 Jul 2015   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Isn't the first time I've missed something like that, and likely won't be the last. I had multiple threads open on the go at the same time. I try not to goof up but it happens.
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