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Windows 7: Dual boot problems


16 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Dual boot problems

I currently have Vista Home 64 bit installed on a 500gb hard drive and would like to test out Windows 7 . I've tried the partition shrink in Vista and keep getting an Error saying Logical Disk Manager access denied. I 've tried this after defraging the drive and in safe mode and nothing works. Does anyone have some suggestions?

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16 Jan 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Colt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window? This may help us determine what may be the issue better.
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16 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Brink for replying here's the screenshot
hope it works.
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16 Jan 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello colt1911, welcome to Windows 7 Forums!

Have a look at this, for adding it to your Vista; maybe this will resolve the issue.

Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums

Keep us informed!












Later Ted
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16 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Don't think this will work . Under the manual instructions it says not to try this with the hard drive that vista is installed on, or maybe I'm not understanding correctly.

A) Right click on the file, folder, or drive and click on Properties.
EX. File: winload.exe.mui
WARNING: Do not do this to the hard drive partition that Vista is installed on. It can mess up the boot files.
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16 Jan 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Have you partitioned successfully before?

Try right clicking the Vista drive and check under Security tab - make sure the account you are in has Full Control.

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16 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Not with Vista but I have on XP using Partition magic 8.0 and I do have full control and access.
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16 Jan 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Colt,

If you do not want anything that is on the D: Drive, then you can use the Drive option (advanced) option during the installation of Windows 7 from boot to delete and format the D: drive partition before continuing to install Windows 7.

You could also use it to Extend the C: drive by how many MB you want for a new partition for Windows 7.

See step 8 here to help get a better idea of this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ws-7-beta.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jan 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

That may be the problem - partition magic uses the old partitioning system.

Vista and Win 7 begin and end their partitions with different positions from the old way of doing it.

Could well be causing that odd error.

If you use a partition manager ( you may need to use it's bootable disc ) that is compatible with the new partitioning rules, you may find that fixes it.

Simply shrink the Vista partition a small amount, and hopefully the partition "markers" will be recognised.

Do you have one of those ?

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16 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have Partition Magic 8 but it does not work with Vista . If I move my files from my D : drive and format it then install Windows 7 will I need a boot loader to choose which OS to use or can it be done from when I start up the pc where it would give me the option to choose Windows 7 or an earlier version of Windows.
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