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Windows 7: DISKPART : At PC Startup

22 Oct 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
DISKPART : At PC Startup

Open Windows DISKPART at System Startup
This is an outline of the methods to boot (start) the PC to open DISKPART so you can manipulate the Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) partitions before you start an installation...

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15 Nov 2010   #10
mobifreaksam

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Thanx, Bare Foot Kid.Before viewing this reply , I've already done shrinking and partitioning of my disk but it showed less free space available(130 GB OUT OF 288 GB) than i expected as it is almost new system (i mean,it has very few programs and stuff installed ) but i did it anyway. Also did one more partitioning of unallocated space too. After that i have got is 2 (new) logical drives. Can i use 3rd party software to gain more free space as you suggested to somebody in other post somewhere ? How can i make new partition as primary instead of logical drives ? Sorry i can not give more details of my disk management or screenshots as i am away from my lappy right now. But i'll do it later if its important.

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15 Nov 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mobifreaksam View Post
Thanx, Bare Foot Kid.Before viewing this reply , I've already done shrinking and partitioning of my disk but it showed less free space available(130 GB OUT OF 288 GB) than i expected as it is almost new system (i mean,it has very few programs and stuff installed ) but i did it anyway. Also did one more partitioning of unallocated space too. After that i have got is 2 (new) logical drives. Can i use 3rd party software to gain more free space as you suggested to somebody in other post somewhere ? How can i make new partition as primary instead of logical drives ? Sorry i can not give more details of my disk management or screenshots as i am away from my lappy right now. But i'll do it later if its important.


I can't give specific information without seeing a snip of disk management with a full description.
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16 Nov 2010   #12
WeAreNotAlone

XP Pro 32, Win7 Pro 64, Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64
 
 

Q: Where is the link within this tutorial , info about using Diskpart once opened?
(Related tutorial section shows no link to usage info.)


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16 Nov 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

All the tutorials that discuss diskpart show the relevant info for that instance; there is no need for a "diskpart how-to" as it would be way too large and hard to follow for the casual user.

I created this so I could just post a link to a convenient little guide in each tutorial rather than show a step-by-step in each tutorial how to get to diskpart, this saves a lot of time and space.
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19 Nov 2010   #14
mobifreaksam

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Hello BFK, Here is screenshot of my disk mgmt.anything to be done more to make my system okay ?


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19 Nov 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It looks good to me, are you having problems?

You can't really remove the "Recovery" partition as that may be needed if the PC ever has really bad issues that the PC needs to be recovered from.

Maybe you could be very specific in what you are asking.
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19 Nov 2010   #16
mobifreaksam

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

i have got is 2 (new) logical drives. Can i use 3rd party software to gain more free space for these two drives as you suggested to somebody in other post somewhere ? How can i make new partitions as primary instead of logical drives ?why my recovery partition is marked active and not os drive? can i install xp on a logical drive? will the procedure be same (i am already having Windows 7 preinstalled).
Sorrrrrrrrrrrrry! so much questions 'cause i really am a noob at such things.
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19 Nov 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you made the set of recovery disks yet?
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19 Nov 2010   #18
mobifreaksam

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Nope ! That i didn't yet. Because every file and software is already there on my old desktop. And I have all the DVDs that came with lappy. But ready to make if very necessary.
By the way pardon me for my slow response as i have to stay away from our forum for days sometime.
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20 Nov 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It's my pleasure to help you so take all the time you need, just keep me informed when you're able.



What company manufactured the PC?

I can't with a good conscience suggest you remove the 2 partitions to the left of the Windows partition as you may need the "Recovery" partition to repair the PC if you ever have terrible issues that make the PC unusable.

If you did choose to do so after you have made the set of recovery disks from the "Recovery" partition, have a look at this tutorial at the link below; the first thing that would have to be done is to mark the Windows C: partition as "Active" using the out-line in Step One of the tutorial.


Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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