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Windows 7: I cannot create a Windows 8 partition as I already have four partition

01 Mar 2012   #11
zabih

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkEddy View Post
Which program should I use to shrink my C drive and extend the logical drive?

Also, would I need to reformat anything?

Thank you so much for your help
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I installed windows 8 just now on a PC with 4 partitions maze by windows 7. It is so good looking and Smooth. I hope it succeeds as it is a game changer


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01 Mar 2012   #12
DarkEddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Alternatively, can I somehow delete the 29GB Logical Drive and then create another partition off my 550GB hard drive???

I hope this works
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01 Mar 2012   #13
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is why I said wait for confimation. I just looked at diskpart and you can only extend a volume the problem is you need to extend a partition. I would now suggest trying Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online. But I don't know if you will be able to extend a Extended Partition.

As for deleting the Logical Drive you can if you don't need what's on it then you will need to delete the Extended Partition then create a new one. Make sure you have hidden and system files shown before inspecting whats on it.
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01 Mar 2012   #14
DarkEddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The 29GB Logical Drive and the 15GB drive contain the drivers and the Lenovo Recovery Software. Is it okay if I delete the one containing in the Recovery OS? THen will I be able to partition the 550GB hard drive, and create a new partition which I can install Windows 8 on?
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01 Mar 2012   #15
theog

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
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Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
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01 Mar 2012   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

do you by any chance have an "Old/Unused/extra" HD laying around?

I'm thinking of trying Win8, and that is the approach I would take...

I would disconnect my current HD, then install Win8 on a "Spare/unused" HD.
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01 Mar 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

You can rightclick C in Disk mgmt to Shrink it by as much as you want. If you need more, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD Resize function.

Next use PW CD to rightclick on the Unallocated Space that you made to Create a New Logical partition, name it Windows 8, no need to assign a letter, click OK, Apply both steps.

Boot the Win8 installer, choose your new partition and install.
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01 Mar 2012   #18
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

There is also the option to create a virtual machine and install to that, no it's not the same you wont get any performance out of it however you can try the new OS, if you like it, re-arrange your partitions and install to that. If you don't like it, delete the VM.
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02 Mar 2012   #19
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can rightclick C in Disk mgmt to Shrink it by as much as you want. If you need more, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD Resize function.

Next use PW CD to rightclick on the Unallocated Space that you made to Create a New Logical partition, name it Windows 8, no need to assign a letter, click OK, Apply both steps.

Boot the Win8 installer, choose your new partition and install.
He has alreay shrunk the C: drive and as you have used the PW CD I was going to pm you today to ask you if PW can resize a Extended Partition?

He already has 4 partitions so he can't create a new one but if he could extend the Extended Partition then he could create a new Logical Drive in it, unless he deletes the current Logical Drive and Extended Partition then he can use all the Unallocated Space to create a new Extended Partition.
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02 Mar 2012   #20
DarkEddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I managed to delete one of my partitions, and create another one. However, when I try to install Windows 8, I get this error message 'The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems Windows can only be installed to GPT disks' Should I use something called MDT 2010 to install Windows 8?
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