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Windows 7: How to Use GParted?


11 Nov 2009   #1

Dual Booting Windows Vista32 bit And Windows 7 Home premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
How to Use GParted?

Can I use GParted to create a 200MB partitioned to the LEFT of my windows partition so that I can use the Windows backup program on a dual boot configeration (without destroying my dual boot MBR configuration)? Windows7 is on a seperate physical hard drive and Vista is on another physical hard drive. The reason I can't use the Windows 7 backup program is because there is NO 200MB partition at the beginning of the Windows 7 Disc.




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11 Nov 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you sure that's the reason you can't use Windows System Image program .

Seems extremely peculiar to me.

Plenty of people don't get the 100 mb partition.

Looking at your screenie - I would think it insists on backing up both the Vista partition and the 7 partition.

Why not make the 7 partition " system" and see if that does it?
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11 Nov 2009   #3

Dual Booting Windows Vista32 bit And Windows 7 Home premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Are you sure that's the reason you can't use Windows System Image program .

Seems extremely peculiar to me.

Plenty of people don't get the 100 mb partition.

Looking at your screenie - I would think it insists on backing up both the Vista partition and the 7 partition.

Why not make the 7 partition " system" and see if that does it?
Sorry I sent the wrong screenie.....here is the correct creeenie. As You can see the Windows 7 partition is the system partition. Windows 7 and Vista are on two seperate hard drives. Without that 100MB partition on the Windows 7 hard drive my Windows 7 backup program doesn't want to run.


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11 Nov 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

How do you know it is because you don't have the 100mb partition?

More to the point, why are you using Windows backup - there are plenty of others.

If you want to find out - sure you can create a 100mb at the start of the drive and make it "system". Not rocket science. It does mean you will have to move the entire contents of the 7 partition 100mb across to the right - partition program will do it for you. Seems a bit drastic - at least there is only about 20gb on there.
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