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Windows 7: Need to Resize or Remove System Reserved Partition

09 Dec 2011   #11
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

okay going to burn the dvd and do this.


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09 Dec 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I hope it helps solve your problem - please keep us posted.
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09 Dec 2011   #13
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

well, well, just finished installing windows 7.

Booted with Partition Wizard DVD Converted the DIsk To Basic - took few secs

Resized C Drive to Reduce 500+ MB -took near 45 mins to move data

Now I have unallocated space of 700+ MB (I don't care)

Set C Drive to Active

Tried to Convert All 3 Primary Partitions to Logical Drives but Only D and E could be done , Why not F ?

When I restarted I got BootMGR error , so I didn't know how to solve that so I think of reinstalling windows 7 by formatting c drive (I lost my assassin's creed revelations) save files :S

Now installing ton of apps , games and doing windows 7 x64 settings.

Thanks alot guys, Express Gate is now working pretty smooth, I will merge that remaining 700+ MB someday to my C drive but it will take some Time I guess.
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09 Dec 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

When I posted up the zip file to older PW version 4.2 saying that it Basic Conversion is still a free function in that version, why would you think you have to pay for it? Hello?

Post up a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mmgt drive map with listings showing all columns. Use Snipping TOol in Start Menu. We'll give you easy steps to recover the 700 mb - where do you want it?

Win7 needs a Primary boot partition. Use Logical for data only. YOu can have up 3 Primary + unlimited Logical sub-partitions.
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09 Dec 2011   #15
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

well I did convert the F drive to Logical and resized the c drive (restarted pc for operation) to Merge that 700MB space into c drive, screenshot attached.

On a side note how was it possible to fix boot manager co'z when I inserted the Win7 dvd it started the installation after partitioning, I mean there was even no option to repair windows


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09 Dec 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evil nemesis View Post

On a side note how was it possible to fix boot manager co'z when I inserted the Win7 dvd it started the installation after partitioning, I mean there was even no option to repair windows
Please restate this question as I cannot understand it.

If you boot Win7 DVD there should be a Repair My Computer choice on second screen as shown in Option Two here: System Recovery Options .

But repair might be impossible with a Dynamic Disk, which is meant to span partitions across multiple HD's.

Is everything working fine now?
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09 Dec 2011   #17
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I was trying to ask how can you fix your boot manager ? for example if you just deleted your system reserved partition , how you're gonna copy boot files into c drive ?

and no the repair screen never showed up , it just went auto installing and copying files then come to a halt on partitioning window !

and yeah thanks, everything is in it's place now.
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09 Dec 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evil nemesis View Post
I was trying to ask how can you fix your boot manager ? for example if you just deleted your system reserved partition , how you're gonna copy boot files into c drive ?
In that case you'd mark the Win7 partition Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 boots on its own.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evil nemesis View Post
and no the repair screen never showed up , it just went auto installing and copying files then come to a halt on partitioning window !
Is it possible you're using Factory OEM Recovery disk instead of WIn7 installation DVD?

I've not heard of a booted Win7 DVD not having Repair console on second screen unless it's modded somehow by OEM.

I would make a System Repair Disk
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09 Dec 2011   #19
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

well i'll check it out again, and thanks for your step by step help.
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