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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #99
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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22 Aug 2009   #100
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Shawn, if i no more need win xp, can i just go to windows 7 and open diskmgmt and delete the xp partiton?

I shrinked the C drive and when i try to format it, it gives this error.
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22 Aug 2009   #101
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dinesh,

You can only have up to 3 primary and 1 logical partitions on a single hard drive.
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22 Aug 2009   #102
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Dinesh,

You can only have up to 3 primary and 1 logical partitions on a single hard drive.
Actually you can have up to 3 primary and 1 extended partition. Within the extended partition you can create numerous logical partitions. I know that you are aware of this, just clarifying the statement in case it causes confusion to others.
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22 Aug 2009   #103
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Actually you can have up to 3 primary and 1 extended partition. Within the extended partition you can create numerous logical partitions.
how can i make it extended? i have shrinked the C drive so i guess that would not be possible.
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22 Aug 2009   #104
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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22 Aug 2009   #105
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
didn't work.
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22 Aug 2009   #106
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What message did it give you?

You will most likely need to extend C: back into the unallocated space first to only have 3 partitions, then see if you may be able to create the extended partition.

Diskpart

Select Disk 0

Create primary partition extended size=1000 noerr

assign

exit
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22 Aug 2009   #107
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Dinesh,

Not entirely sure what you are trying to do, but if you have a Primary adjacent to an Extended - Paragon can convert the Primary to a Logical drive.

That should free up a partition slot.

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22 Aug 2009   #108
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

thanks, will try the paragon mgr. the d/l is big. will try that at night.
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22 Aug 2009   #109
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Dinesh,

Not entirely sure what you are trying to do, but if you have a Primary adjacent to an Extended - Paragon can convert the Primary to a Logical drive.
Unfortunately, he has no 'Extended'.

Can Paragon change a 'Primary' to --> Extended ?
Seems 'Right-most' volume should...
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