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Windows 7: HELP in disk partition

21 Jan 2010   #1
mugen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
HELP in disk partition

help how to get a color blue the simple volume...........


i try to shrink the c:
but it can be a simple volume..



help pls...


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21 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post
help how to get a color blue the simple volume...........


i try to shrink the c:
but it can be a simple volume..



help pls...
You seem to have all three as dynamic disk's,they should be basic.

You can use partition wizard to convert the dynamic disk's to Basic
Free Download Partition Wizard

However,im pretty sure you will lose your data if you do convert to a basic disc.
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21 Jan 2010   #3
Cato

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Exactly right on losing the data. The drives are going to have to be backed up in order to change to Basic.
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21 Jan 2010   #4
mugen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post
help how to get a color blue the simple volume...........


i try to shrink the c:
but it can be a simple volume..



help pls...
You seem to have all three as dynamic disk's,they should be basic.

You can use partition wizard to convert the dynamic disk's to Basic
Free Download Partition Wizard

However,im pretty sure you will lose your data if you do convert to a basic disc.

HOW to?????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #5
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post
help how to get a color blue the simple volume...........


i try to shrink the c:
but it can be a simple volume..



help pls...
You seem to have all three as dynamic disk's,they should be basic.

You can use partition wizard to convert the dynamic disk's to Basic
Free Download Partition Wizard

However,im pretty sure you will lose your data if you do convert to a basic disc.

HOW to?????
You need a place to store a backup of this hard drive, another internal hard drive or an external USB hard drive ... Then make an image of the three partitions (or sometimes called Volumes) that are now "Dynamic" and save it to your backup space. Then delete the three partitions and recreate them as "Simple Volumes" and restore the image backup you saved.

Question: you said you wanted to shrink one of the partitions (volumes)? You can only have 4 "Primary" partitions on one hard drive and you have 4 already. Do you want to make another Partition?

Cheers!
Robert
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21 Jan 2010   #6
mugen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
You seem to have all three as dynamic disk's,they should be basic.

You can use partition wizard to convert the dynamic disk's to Basic
Free Download Partition Wizard

However,im pretty sure you will lose your data if you do convert to a basic disc.

HOW to?????
You need a place to store a backup of this hard drive, another internal hard drive or an external USB hard drive ... Then make an image of the three partitions (or sometimes called Volumes) that are now "Dynamic" and save it to your backup space. Then delete the three partitions and recreate them as "Simple Volumes" and restore the image backup you saved.

Question: you said you wanted to shrink one of the partitions (volumes)? You can only have 4 "Primary" partitions on one hard drive and you have 4 already. Do you want to make another Partition?

Cheers!
Robert
yes because i want to install a dual boot... 7 & vista
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21 Jan 2010   #7
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mugen View Post


HOW to?????
You need a place to store a backup of this hard drive, another internal hard drive or an external USB hard drive ... Then make an image of the three partitions (or sometimes called Volumes) that are now "Dynamic" and save it to your backup space. Then delete the three partitions and recreate them as "Simple Volumes" and restore the image backup you saved.

Question: you said you wanted to shrink one of the partitions (volumes)? You can only have 4 "Primary" partitions on one hard drive and you have 4 already. Do you want to make another Partition?

Cheers!
Robert
yes because i want to install a dual boot... 7 & vista
OK yes you can have more partitions. The 4th partition needs to be an "Extended" partition or volume. Inside the "Extended" partition you can make other "Logical" partitions and you can install Vista in one of those.

Here is a good place to start learning about partitions: Understanding Disk Partitions

Also, you can get this free software: VirtualBox
install it and install Vista inside your Windows 7. Vista will run like one of your programs.

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Cheers!
Robert


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