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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation on an older desktop with xp pro s/p 3

10 Jan 2015   #31
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

FYI...

My buddy's system has a half-terabyte HD (C, of which only 56.9GB are used, so still plenty of space. Watching a tutorial, I was going through the steps presented and got to Shrink, but there was no selection to do so after:

right-click Computer desktop icon
select Manage
select Disk Management
C: appears, as follows:

(C Partition Basic NTFS Healthy (System) 465.76 408.84

The vid tutorial mentions a selection at step, "C: appears, as follows:" for "Shrink" in the dropdown mennu, though I don't see that choice, but that's probably b/c this is XP and the vid is not. I'm just practicing to become familiar with some of the terms, until I get further info


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10 Jan 2015   #32
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I suggest using bootable Partition Wizard to shrink the partition.
Then Windows won't be running when you shrink the partition.

See Greg's Post #8 about this.
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10 Jan 2015   #33
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Things have gone almost exactly according to the tutorial, and I've reached the command prompt and elevated command prompt and have DISKPART displaying per the instructions. But the rest that I see is different from the tutorial, especially the last line. My system says, "On computer MININT-LMC8SBR. But the example shows, "On computer WINDOWS 7"...I just hope I'm not working in the wrong area!

I didn't know how to use screenshot and "save as" (jpeg) when in command prompt! Didn't think I could do that with restarting

Here's exactly what I'm seeing now:

DISKPART> list volume

volume 0 D GSP1RMCHPFR UDF DVD-ROM 2445 MB Healthy
volume 1 C Removable NTFS Partition 465 GB Healthy
volume 2 E Removable 0 B No Media
volume 3 F Removable 0 B No Media
volume 4 G Removable 0 B No Media
volume 5 H Removable 0 B No Media

DISKPART>

That's where I am so far. Should I proceed with "select volume" Which one?
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10 Jan 2015   #34
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I'm not sure why you see so many volumes.
Do you have several USB drives attached ?

What people often do is a take a picture of the screen with a camera and attach that image to a post.

Can you reboot into Windows and post a screen shot of Disk Management from there?
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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10 Jan 2015   #35
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm definitely not working with an elevated command prompt b/c the tutorial link to do that shows the prompt as:

C:\Windows\system32\DISKPART

but my screen only shows:

DISKPART>

which I reached from:

X:\Sources>diskpart

Am I OK?
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10 Jan 2015   #36
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, my buddy has lots of extra, smaller USB drives.

I'll reboot now and capture a disk management shot, save it and post it right back as a jpeg.
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10 Jan 2015   #37
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I would remove all extra USB drives for operations such as this.
It makes it less confusing and less chance for error.

Based on that, I'm sure Volume 1 is the 500 GB Hard Drive.
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10 Jan 2015   #38
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here's the uploaded Disk Management file:


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10 Jan 2015   #39
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That looks ok, no extra hidden partitions on the HD.
I would remove all the extra USB drives so it's less confusing.

If you have a blank CD you could burn a bootable Partition Wizard disc and use that to do the shrink.
imho it's more user friendly.
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10 Jan 2015   #40
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
That looks ok, no extra hidden partitions on the HD.
I would remove all the extra USB drives so it's less confusing.

If you have a blank CD you could burn a bootable Partition Wizard disc and use that to do the shrink.
imho it's more user friendly.
Unfortunately I don't have it, so can you assist me back into the command prompt or elevated command prompt so I can get going with the shrink and then the actual install? I'm not confident that I quite got there the first time.

Thanks.
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