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Windows 7: Extended partition

04 Feb 2011   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Extended partition

An Extended partition can be created using diskpart from within Windows wherever you like.

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04 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Or you could do this if you wanted to.

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04 Feb 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think without a picture of his Disk Management, we are going nowhere.
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05 Feb 2011   #4
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We see so many cases of the System boot files being derailed to a primary data partition that it's easier to advise Logical for data partitions to avoid problems during partitioning, installs or repair operations.
Agreed. As long as we don't perpetuate the myth that Logical-volumes-in-extended-partitions are in any way unsuitable for Operating systems,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Logicals are for data, not an OS.
so I would like to edit your statement 180 to: Data is for Logicals, not Primaries.

BFK - very useful info on partitioning with diskpart. Partition Wizard is more comfortable for folks who like a friendly UI, and does the same job, also free of charge.
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05 Feb 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post



BFK - very useful info on partitioning with diskpart. Partition Wizard is more comfortable for folks who like a friendly UI, and does the same job, also free of charge.

I don't know if you've seen it yet, have a look at this one mate, thanks!


System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions
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05 Feb 2011   #6
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I don't know if you've seen it yet, have a look at this one mate, thanks!
System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions
That's more or less how I've been doing it since way before you wrote the tutorial - you must've got the idea from me. (Lol) Seriously, I figured this out thanks to this forum, and about Partition Wizard. Before, I wiped out a lot of systems in multiboots trying to figure out what Windows 7 was doing. Once you realize that it puts boot files on the first active primary partition it can find, you begin to appreciate system reserve and logical volumes - you always know where the boot files will be.

I almost never have to do more than one startup repair to get Windows 7 back after installing XP after 7, so I'm missing out on the 3x fun.

The risky things are moving boot files around between partitions, or resizing or moving partitions - can be done, and then it seems easy, but if you don't have data backups you're mad. Not unsympathetic to the OP, losing data hurts, enough that you get serious about backups.
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05 Feb 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm still trying to sort a way to get XPired to install as C: in such a setup, any ideas?

If I move the SysResv after the Extended XP marks the SysResv as C: and tries to in stall there and I still lose the drive letter C: to the SysResv.
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05 Feb 2011   #8
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Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
I'm still trying to sort a way to get XPired to install as C: in such a setup, any ideas?
Really not. If you want XP to be C: you have to install it as the first active primary, and I don't see a way around that.
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