Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
You've repartitioned correctly to preserved the 100mb System Reserved partition which holds the System boot files and the OEM partition which holds onboard tools and diagnostics.
To add any more partitions you need to convert C to Logical to shrink it and add as many adjacent Logicals as you want: How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Use only the Partition Wizard bootable CD which is the only partitioning program besides Disk Mgmt which will not fail with data loss.
I gave you the correct steps to access Gadgets by typing it into Start Search box, not Control Panel search.
If they won't open then run SFC -SCANNOW Command
Have tried SFC SCANNOW to no avail.
I missed the Search Box as you suggested. Not paying attention!
Have downloaded a gadget pack as an altyernative but need to get on-line to install.
They have a .gadget.exe double extension.
I will let you know how it all works out.
This is all in preparation for the Windows 8 €14.95 upgrade for purchasers of Windows 7.
There is a docking station on the top of this machine for a 2 TB hard drive and what I am hoping to do is to produce a:
(F: OEM Recovery re-sized back to 50 GB)
H: Drive images of the primary (system) (Terabyte Unlimited Image for Windows .TBI files)
... and, hopefully, move the respective folders to their new destinations.
Have downloaded Partition Wizard and hopefully it will burn to a 60mm Sony Mini-CD to add to my toolkit.
Windows 7 is a bit new to me after only 8 days of use but it is certainly a huge advance on XP SP3.
I tried the MS offer of Vista for a year but my old machine was not really up to it.
Many thanks for your invaluable assistance.