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Windows 7: Dynamic and Basic Partitions?!?!

26 May 2013   #31
maxell505

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, good work.

If you want to add another partition now, you'd use PW CD for safest resize of C from the right or D from the left to create another Logical adjacent to the Windows 8 partition. You can have as many Logicals as you want but they must be together.

Did you understand what I wrote about your Recovery partition several posts back? You didn't say.
No I didn't really understand. If I boot into the HP Recovery Manager thing, then can I atleast create a recovery disc?


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26 May 2013   #32
gregrocker

 

As stated you should try making your Recovery Disks now to see if the partition will work without the OEM Tools partition you deleted. If it makes the disks it still might not run from boot, although you can queue it up to see, then bail out before actually running the Recovery if it will respond.

If it will do neither then you can either delete the partition to reclaim the space, or keep it on the chance it might later be made to run by marking it Active first, then rebooting into HP System Recovery.

A better choice with all of the preinstalled HP bloatware which smothers Win7 native performance is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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26 May 2013   #33
maxell505

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Ok thanks. I'll look more into it later. Thank you gregrocker for ALL of your help and I would REALLY like to donate because I know it is hard work to research and find a solution to people's various problems. I just simply can not donate because I am only in the 10th grade and I don't have a credit card. All I can do is Thank You for all of your help because we posted in this forum all day and finally my problem got fixed. Thank You gregrocker!
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26 May 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

That's OK Maxwell, we are volunteers and don't work for anything but experience and appreciation here.

Let us know how that Dual Boot works out, and visit our sister forums Windows 8 Forums for any help on Windows 8 you need.
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26 May 2013   #35
maxell505

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Ok. Thanks again gregrocker
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27 May 2013   #36
maxell505

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Ok so last night I actually installed Windows 8 on that partition and I successfully installed it but then at the dual boot menu where I select which operating system I want to continue with, I picked Windows 7 and the system started performing an automatic repair and now Windows 7 will not boot! I decided to perform a full system restore back to its original factory condition. I really want to try this again gregrocker so can you please help me today in installing Windows 8. I still have the boot cd and there is no problem in that but I just need help in dual booting. Do you think I should start another thread instead of posting it in this one?
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27 May 2013   #37
maxell505

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Ok since I had no reply quick enough I went ahead and started a new thread. If anybody experienced is reading this thread, can you please help me fix my problem. Here's the link to the new thread with my problem: Dual Boot with Windows 7 and 8! Windows 7 not working!
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