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Windows 7: Installing Windows 8 doesn't dual boot with Windows 7

02 Jan 2013   #11
abbasmohd56

Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Before installing windows 8 I didn't make the recovery disks, so I used EaseUS Recovery Wizard to recover the HP Recovery Manager to create some Recovery discs that can restore my laptop back to factory conditions.
After that I'll recover Windows 7 partition using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard. But I'll make the win 7 partition active and use the Startup repair.
well should I make a bootable disk of Mini tool Partition Wizard?


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02 Jan 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

It's best to have the PW disk for rescue purposes if needed.

I'd also cue up to see if Recovery wants to run from boot because if not you can delete it and Tools for more space, especially since you now have the disks which will re-create the entire HD as it came from Factory.
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02 Jan 2013   #13
abbasmohd56

Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Okay then! I will go ahead and Create a Partition Wizard Disk.
You asked me before that where did I find the partition is logical, I see that in Reply #5 Case 1 Screenshot the color of the NTFS partition in which the Win 7 is installed is different from the color of the partitions 'RECOVERY' and 'HP_TOOLS'.
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02 Jan 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Pay attention to the label once C is restored.

I would consider creating the 200mb System Reserved using steps I gave you earlier, so that C can be Logical if it has become that.

But to mark C Active to write the System boot files to is using three Startup Repairs it must first be converted to Primary.
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02 Jan 2013   #15
abbasmohd56

Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Then I'll first create a System Reserved Partition and write the boot files to it.
Thanks for the Reply.
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05 Jan 2013   #16
abbasmohd56

Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you very much gregrocker, I've got my Windows 7 back.
The things I did
1. I Used the Partition Wizard partition Recovery Wizard to recover my lost/deleted Partition.
2. Labelled the Lost partition 'Local Disc' and gave it the drive letter (C and also marked it as active.

After this my laptop rebooted and the Partition wizard was applying the changes
After the 2nd reboot the win 7 repair utility started itself (without inserting the disc) and repaired the startup.
After the 3rd reboot the chkdsk utility started and checked for errors.
and finally the computer started with Windows 7 Home Basic x64.

Here is the Screenshot of my Disk management



Here is the Screenshot of the properties of the unallocated space



last time I used partition wizard to extend the C: partition from the 200MB unallocated space and created a new partition labelled windows 8 pro
How can I create a new partition so that Windows 8 Installs with dual boot without converting the C: partition into RAW
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05 Jan 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should be able to just shrink C and make yourself a 100 GB partition to install W8 on. Use the PW disc to do it, it never fails.

I don`t know why you bother, Windows 8 is Garbage.

Do you still have the 200 MB unallocated partition ? If windows is booting ok you should add that to C with PW before you start.
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05 Jan 2013   #18
abbasmohd56

Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What if I just create a new simple volume of the 200 MB unallocated space labelled 'Windows 8 pro'
then shrink C: and extend the the 'Windows 8 Pro' partition
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05 Jan 2013   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then it would have to move ALL the windows 7 files as they are on that part of the hard drive. I personally, would not do it that way. I would make the new partition between C and D.

Greg will advise you further.
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05 Jan 2013   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would partition the HDD on lines of the screenshot below.

Installing Windows 8 doesn't dual boot with Windows 7-delete-win-7-003.png


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