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Windows 7: 200 Meg hidden System partition


05 Jan 2009   #21
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickDanger View Post
The best way to learn is to break something.
That's the way I learn just about everything; the hard way!......Sometime I learn it more than once.











Later ted


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05 Jan 2009   #22

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
That's the way I learn just about everything; the hard way!......Sometime I learn it more than once.


Later ted

It's the best way! Doing it more than once just strengthens those neural pathways

If your still doing it past the ten mark however....
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05 Jan 2009   #23

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickDanger View Post
The best way to learn is to break something
I generally try to learn something about it before I break it. Then when I break it I learn some more.

Gary
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05 Jan 2009   #24
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Smartey, good point!

Though usually by the 7th or 8th time, I just about have it figured out....


Hello Gary!














Later Ted
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05 Jan 2009   #25

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Smartey, good point!

Though usually by the 7th or 8th time, I just about have it figured out....


Later Ted
LOL "just about" is better than "not at all"
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06 Jan 2009   #26

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi Ted,

Most of what I 'just about' have figured out changes with the next release. I've gotten used to just about having stuff figured out. Reaching the goal is nice, but the real fun is in the journey, IMHO.

Gary
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06 Jan 2009   #27
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Most of what I 'just about' have figured out changes with the next release. I've gotten used to just about having stuff figured out. Reaching the goal is nice, but the real fun is in the journey, IMHO.
Hello Gary....

So true; it's a journey not a destination.









Later Ted
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07 Jan 2009   #28

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

I have some news about this matter, which I came up with yesterday.

I appeared that I needed to see the partition, cause I wanted to write a boot record from BCD into that, so I had to assign a drive letter from DiskManagement. Afterwards, disk management does not allow you to "hide" the drive letter again, but DISKPART does. From within Windows, no boot-from-install-disk required.

So, to unassign the drive letter once you've assigned it, you must enter an elevated CMD and...:

Code:
 
DISKPART {enter}
 
DISKPART> list disk {enter}
 
disk 0 
disk 1 etc. 
 
DISKPART>select disk 0 (where "0" is your hard disk no. with the 200mb partition on it) {enter}
 
DISKPART> list partition (to find your 200mb partition) {enter}
DISKPART> select partition 1 (or your 200mb partition number.) {enter}
DISKPART> remove {enter}
DISKPART> exit {enter}
The drive letter is removed and the partition is hidden again.
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07 Jan 2009   #29

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks limneos,

Good to know.

Gary
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17 Jan 2009   #30

Windows 7
 
 

I noticed that everyone is talkin gabout the system partition, well if you already have a partition larger then 200 megs then it will not set a boot partiton

I have 2 parttitons both 125 gigs
disk 0 part 0 is my vista partiton and the windows 7 system
disk 0 part 1 is my windows 7 partition.

after i installed i just went to disk manager and assigned adrive letter and have access to my vista files.
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