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Windows 7: Hey Everyone! quick question


19 Aug 2009   #1

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Hey Everyone! quick question

Hello everyone! I'm new to this site and I'm hoping you could help me out.

I was running the 7000 build when it was originally released and it ran perfectly on my system. I got a new computer and tried installing it but sadly the drivers didn't like me that day and I had to go back to Vista. I thought I would try again with the RC but I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time, this time I am going to install on a different partition.

Sadly, my computer is nothing special and I only have 40 GB of space left on the HD. so here comes my question. Is there some idiot-proof program out there with a graphical interface that would allow me to make a 20gb partition, install windows on it, make sure it runs perfectly, then delete the partition and remerge it with the main partition? I have some computer skill and I can navigate in the BIOS menu, but I would rather not... Graphical interfaces just seem less scary .

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you can help!

**Edit** O yeah, free is always good too! Haha

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19 Aug 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Efrdman2008 View Post
Hello everyone! I'm new to this site and I'm hoping you could help me out.

I was running the 7000 build when it was originally released and it ran perfectly on my system. I got a new computer and tried installing it but sadly the drivers didn't like me that day and I had to go back to Vista. I thought I would try again with the RC but I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time, this time I am going to install on a different partition.

Sadly, my computer is nothing special and I only have 40 GB of space left on the HD. so here comes my question. Is there some idiot-proof program out there with a graphical interface that would allow me to make a 20gb partition, install windows on it, make sure it runs perfectly, then delete the partition and remerge it with the main partition? I have some computer skill and I can navigate in the BIOS menu, but I would rather not... Graphical interfaces just seem less scary .

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you can help!

**Edit** O yeah, free is always good too! Haha
Try Partition Wizard from this site:

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

Download some of the help and how to info from the home page. It will explain everything.
It's quite easy to run.

Good luck,
Dave
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19 Aug 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi

Check out the tutorial on duel boot Windows 7 under (D)
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19 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Vista comes with a nice easy to use free one called disc management.
Right click on the 40g partition select shrink partition and shrink it to 20gig.
Then right click on the 20g unallocated partition that was formed when you shrunk the partition and select new partition and make an active partition.
If you are not sure post back and we can lead you through it.
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19 Aug 2009   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Go to the Microsoft ASAP and download the RC (7100) version before midnight tomorrow. It is a free download, and is good until June, 2010, however, it will start shutting down every two hours in March, 2010. This should help. Basically Win 7 version 7000 (public beta) is dead, you really need to update to the RC.

Enjoy and welcome to the Forums.
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19 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Go to the Microsoft ASAP and download the RC (7600) version before midnight tomorrow. It is a free download, and is good until June, 2010, however, it will start shutting down every two hours in March, 2010. This should help. Basically Win 7 version 7000 (public beta) is dead, you really need to update to the RC.

Enjoy and welcome to the Forums.
Typo right? RC 7600?

Freudian typo I might add.
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