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: Extended Partition Question

07 Nov 2008   #1
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
Extended Partition Question

Hello all.

I was under the impression that an OS could not be operated from an extended partition; or does it not hold true for a multi (dual) boot? I'm going to use Brink's disk management as an example of what I'm asking.

Extended Partition Question-shawn-disk-management.jpg


Later Ted

My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have done mine more or less the same as Brinks and it works great.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2008   #3


I think its ok as long as the boot loader is on a system partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Nov 2008   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

OK; that makes sense. Thank you both for the replies....

Later Ted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2008   #5

win 7 64 RTM

i have mine setup with

1.5 gig active primary partition
then logical 25gig xp32 /vista64 50 gig/vista32 50 gig/ Windows 7 50gig /2x 50 gig spare for new installs

the one thing i found vista installs on this config no problems but 7 would only install if i started the install from with in one of the existing operating systems

i do this config as its easier to recover if something goes wrong with one of the operating systems or active boot partition

cheers brad
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7

it is ok years ago i was highered to just try to break my friends software he authered

at 1 point i had C:\dos/wfw311 D:\win95 E:\NT3.51 F:\NT40 WS and servers

one 1 HDD the key was keeping the C: drive formated as FAT16 all the other OS's could see it and install their boot loaders oh yeah you had to install in order too
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Extended Partition Question

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Extended Partition Question
Thread Forum
Whats the difference between primary partition and extended partition? General Discussion
Solved Create extended partition General Discussion
Solved Extended partition and lost files on primary partition General Discussion
Extended partition Installation & Setup
primary vs extended partition Installation & Setup
How to Partition a HD into 1 Primary and an Extended Partition ? Installation & Setup
How to create an extended partition? General Discussion

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 05:43 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33