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Windows 7: More than 4 primary partitions?

20 May 2013   #11
koec12

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

Hey, Here is the screenshot we all have been waiting for:

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1. make the C partition a logical partition. You can do that with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Download the .iso from the last box on the website, burn it to CD and boot with that CD.
I don't get what you mean with this. Will I need to boot from a Windows Dvd if I do this?

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..Windows 7 installation DVD or thumbdrive handy. This tutorial explains how to make your own, and provides official Windows 7 download links. Just remeber that your activation code (in the sticker) works only for Home Premium installations.
I Downloaded the Windows 7 USB tool, But could not find an ISO file that suits my PC. And what is the difference of SP1 and SP1 U?


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20 May 2013   #12
koec12

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

Hey, Here is the screenshot we all have been waiting for:

Quote:
1. make the C partition a logical partition. You can do that with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Download the .iso from the last box on the website, burn it to CD and boot with that CD.
I don't get what you mean with this. Will I need to boot from a Windows Dvd if I do this?

Quote:
..Windows 7 installation DVD or thumbdrive handy. This tutorial explains how to make your own, and provides official Windows 7 download links. Just remeber that your activation code (in the sticker) works only for Home Premium installations.
I Downloaded the Windows7 USB tools, But couldn't find any ISO file that suits my PC.
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20 May 2013   #13
koec12

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

There is a nasty bug on my pc/The site. It doesn't show your last post until you post a new one : /
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20 May 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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20 May 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would still opt for the option #1 of my post Nr. 7. That is easy to do and does not change anything in your configuration.
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20 May 2013   #16
koec12

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

Yes, but I don't understand what you mean by that. Please explain more. I am downloading the ISO now.
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20 May 2013   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Once you have the .iso, burn it to CD - e.g. with ImgBurn. Then boot your PC with that CD - you may have to change the BIOS boot order if your CD/DVD reader is not #1 in the boot sequence.

Then highlight the C partition and click on the partition tab above. From there click on 'Modify' where you can change the partition from primary to logical. When all this is done you have to click 'Apply' on the top left.

Here is a picture that shows you how Partition Wizard will look like. For this demo I chose a little test partition that is already logical. That's why 'Set partition as logical' is greyed out.

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20 May 2013   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You are doing a lot of work for nothing. You will hate Windows 8

Windows 7 is the best OS ever made, you should just stick with it.
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20 May 2013   #19
koec12

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Once you have the .iso, burn it to CD - e.g. with ImgBurn. Then boot your PC with that CD - you may have to change the BIOS boot order if your CD/DVD reader is not #1 in the boot sequence.

Then highlight the C partition and click on the partition tab above. From there click on 'Modify' where you can change the partition from primary to logical. When all this is done you have to click 'Apply' on the top left.

Here is a picture that shows you how Partition Wizard will look like. For this demo I chose a little test partition that is already logical. That's why 'Set partition as logical' is greyed out.

Okay, I will try this out. And if something happens, you want me too boot with that DVD, right?

Oh, AddRAM? I believe you, but I want to check how bad it is myself I like windows 7 a lot myself, But I have had it for allmost 3 years, So I want to check how it is like having Windows 8. If I don't like it, I might install Linux on it instead. Do some linux action.
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21 May 2013   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just a thought - for checking Windows 8 (or Linux) out, VMware Player is a much better option and you don't need any additional partition. VMware Player - Install Windows 8 This is how I run Windows 8 and 6 different Linux distros.
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