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Windows 7: creating partiton for w7 install help


01 Jul 2009   #1

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
creating partiton for w7 install help

ok currently on my system i have a 320gb hdd with just 1 partion that is 298gb with vista ultimate installed on it, is there any way i can split this into 2 partitions both 149gb so i can install Windows 7 on the other? i tried using the vista disk management thing but the maximum it will let me shrink is like 84gb....

any help wld be greatly appreciated.

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01 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
shrinking part

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
ok currently on my system i have a 320gb hdd with just 1 partion that is 298gb with vista ultimate installed on it, is there any way i can split this into 2 partitions both 149gb so i can install Windows 7 on the other? i tried using the vista disk management thing but the maximum it will let me shrink is like 84gb....

any help wld be greatly appreciated.
If win 7 will not let you do it, paragon disk suite 2009 will.

BTW the trial (30 days) if free.

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #3

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
If win 7 will not let you do it, paragon disk suite 2009 will.

BTW the trial (30 days) if free.

Ken
i forgot to mention its vista x64 im using, will this program work on x64? i tried partition magic but when i tried to install it came up that it cldnt install on x64.
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01 Jul 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
part issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
i forgot to mention its vista x64 im using, will this program work on x64? i tried partition magic but when i tried to install it came up that it cldnt install on x64.

I used Partition magic as well but it doesnt work in either vista or win 7. Paragon may be 32 bit but there may be a 64bit version. If not you could try the 32 on it anyway

Let us know how it works

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #5

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
I used Partition magic as well but it doesnt work in either vista or win 7. Paragon may be 32 bit but there may be a 64bit version. If not you could try the 32 on it anyway

Let us know how it works

Ken
ok i just tried paragon and it gave me the message paragon cannot install on this OS

it appears that they do have an x64 version of theyre partition manager but only the 32 bit version has a free trial.
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01 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

just shrink volume and create an extended partition with disk manager...

right click computer>manage>under storage click disk manager>right click c:\ >shrink (u'll want a size of about 20gb or greater) then search download easybcd from neosmart.net (how to use is explained on there somewhere as well).
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01 Jul 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
part issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
ok i just tried paragon and it gave me the message paragon cannot install on this OS

it appears that they do have an x64 version of theyre partition manager but only the 32 bit version has a free trial.
Now that stinks

Almost any good disk suite will do the same just do a google on 64 bit disk managers. Hope this helps a little

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #8

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

ok will give both methods a try,thanks again for the input guys.
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01 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

anybody recommend a free hdd cloner for my laptop? i got a 500gig seagate freeagent desktop drive to store my image, haven't as yet got my new sata harddrive.
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01 Jul 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
ok currently on my system i have a 320gb hdd with just 1 partion that is 298gb with vista ultimate installed on it, is there any way i can split this into 2 partitions both 149gb so i can install Windows 7 on the other? i tried using the vista disk management thing but the maximum it will let me shrink is like 84gb....

any help wld be greatly appreciated.
You will need to defrag your drive

You will find that there are so many fragments taking up space all over your hard drive that you will get small shrinkage. I've done this on a Vista lappy i fixed & almost doubled the space available to shrink.

Hope this helps




Jeff
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