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Windows 7: Merge or create partition & Dual Boot

03 Dec 2010   #1
evil c

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Merge or create partition & Dual Boot

I have 290GB free space on my Logical Drive c: (wherein resides my W7 OS). Can I:
a) merge the free space into c: or
b) create another partition, add another OS and then dual boot

I have been reading other posts and tutorials about partitioning but have not seen a similar issue.
Please can you help me?

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04 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi Evil Yes you can. Try this : Partition or Volume - Extend or this: Partition or Volume - Create New

Alternatively you could download something like gparted :GParted -- About and burn it to a live CD.

If you boot from the live disk you can arrange your partitions as you want them. A version of this comes with most Linux distros so if you're intending a dual boot with, say, Linux Mint you can just burn the image to disk and go ahead with the install.

Back everything important up before trying any of this
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04 Dec 2010   #3
evil c

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you for your help. Us northerners have got to stick together! Now if I could just persuade my Hitachi external drive to backup a system image.....
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