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Windows 7: How to make more partitions so that every partition has its own OS?

20 Jul 2012   #1
Barca4Life

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to make more partitions so that every partition has its own OS?

I want to make 3 partitions. The first one will contain win7, the seond one xp, and the third ubuntu.


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20 Jul 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

That's normally done in Windows Disk Management, but third party applications can be used also.

There is a limit of 4 primary partitions.

Do not use dynamic partitions. Say no if they are offered to you.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management if possible.
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20 Jul 2012   #3
Barca4Life

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Jul 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You already have 4 primary partitions.

I assume you want to keep D and U as is?

You can't make more partitions if you keep 4 primary.

You could convert the current C drive to a logical partition with Partition Wizard.

And then shrink C to provide some free space. Then make new partitions from that free space.

But I'd wait for more comments and how to turn that into a triple boot situation with XP and Linux.

Is C now a Windows 7 installation?
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20 Jul 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Depends on whether you want to shrink C or D to make the extra partition(s). Whichever you decide then you need to convert that partition to Logical first so that the new partition can be a Logical sub-partition.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD: How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.
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20 Jul 2012   #6
Barca4Life

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Forget about size and so. Ill do it when Ill have to. Just to make sure you understand what I want. I want on every partition I make to have one OS. And when I log into win7 I want be able to see Ubuntu. They cant be connected. If I screw windows, Ubuntu has to stay untouched.
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20 Jul 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just as a suggestion, considering your hardware specs, you could easily virtualize XP and Ubuntu, to keep your primary, host system simplified. I consider dual-booting an old and dead technology, and it can lead to system instability if one OS has an issue. The others could be affected. You have 16 GB of memory, so you could run several virtual OSes, even at the same time.
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20 Jul 2012   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barca4Life View Post
Forget about size and so. Ill do it when Ill have to. Just to make sure you understand what I want. I want on every partition I make to have one OS. And when I log into win7 I want be able to see Ubuntu. They cant be connected. If I screw windows, Ubuntu has to stay untouched.

In that case use the Primary partitions you have now.

Install XP and Linux. Then repair WIn7 boot by marking System Reserved partition Active, running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
Mark Partition Active

Now install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP and Ubuntu to Boot menu.
Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7
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