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Windows 7: OEM Partition

02 Jun 2011   #11
ramonas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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If you want to view them, you can boot from the install dvd or system repair disk or any windows pe, then navigate to that partition and copy off everything you find there to an external drive.
Use the method Bill2 posted to view the contents.

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I see you already have an Extended partition so another can't be created but you could create as many Logical drives for storage, within that Extended as there are available drive letters.
Use this one to shrink the Extended D:, then additional Logical drives can be created inside the Extended, see Method One #2 of the first tutorial I posted above.

How to Shrink a Partition or Volume in Windows 7
thanks, unfortunetly, it doesnt show OEM partition ;/


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02 Jun 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a go at the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) to see if it will assign a drive letter to the OEM partition or if you can view the contents of the partition from the Partition Wizard boot program.



First download the PWBD ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD


Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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02 Jun 2011   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Partition Wizard's "Explore Partition" is more powerful for exploring partitions with special permissions and no letter assigned. Even assigning a letter and giving yourself hidden files, system files permission, will hide much useful information.

You can use the installed minTool version for this. The Bootable version is best for performing major partition operations.

I would suggest you know what your deleting before getting rid of the OEM partition. It's not big enough on its own to do a factory restore.

Addition: You have one extended partition containing one logical at this stage. Depending on available space you should be able to make other logicals if you want.
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02 Jun 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


I've been working on this for you in diskpart and it should work; be sure to keep me posted.

Just be sure to run the commands from an elevated command window.
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03 Jun 2011   #15
ramonas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again.


I've been working on this for you in diskpart and it should work; be sure to keep me posted.

Just be sure to run the commands from an elevated command window.
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thanks ive made via shrinking two disks, now just need to check with OEM partition.
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03 Jun 2011   #16
ramonas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a go at the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) to see if it will assign a drive letter to the OEM partition or if you can view the contents of the partition from the Partition Wizard boot program.



First download the PWBD ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD


Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
i have tried this, i was able to sneak what is in there, but i wasnt able to make a backup or assign a letter.
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03 Jun 2011   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Over to you BFK - creating extra logicals is trivial without deleting the OEM partition.
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03 Jun 2011   #18
ramonas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

well never mind, i just deleted the oem partition after exploring whats in it
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03 Jun 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Post another snip of the maximized disk management so we can have a look, if you please.
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03 Jun 2011   #20
ramonas

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

here it is


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