Install Windows 7 to the end of HDD, keeping other partititions
I have the following configuration on my HDD right now:
[Free space] [Data partition - NTFS (No system)] [Free space]
I want to install Windows 7 to the end of the HDD and get the following configuration:
[Free space] [Data partition - NTFS (No system)] [Less free space] [Reserved by system] [System partition - NTFS - 200GB]
I've tried different tricks but it just ends up creating the "reserved" partition at the very beginning of the drive.
I found out that the "reserved" partition is not necessary. So I filled all the unused empty space with "dummy" partitions, and the installation is now in progress. I will remove the unneeded partitions afterwards.
The thread may be removed if it isn't helpful for anyone... But I couldn't find such a function.
Mark the Windows 7 partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times. until the System Active flags appear in Disk Mgmt on the Windows 7 partition itself. You can then delete and recreate the first partition, or format.