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Windows 7: Partition Windows 7 hard drive and run a full image.

07 May 2017   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not clear what you have done. Never a good idea to stop a partitioning process. Still not sure whether it actaully started or not.

Fortunately it is a test machine. We will find out soon.


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07 May 2017   #32
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There should be a progress bar. I am creating a partion now, just to show you.

There is 27.39 gb of data to move, it has already moved 7.40 gb in this pic:

Partition Windows 7 hard drive and run a full image.-aomeipa-progress.jpg


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07 May 2017   #33
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Finished in less than 2mins. I am on a desktop and it is an SSD.
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07 May 2017   #34
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I only have one partition on my C: drive as of now.

OK, I have rebooted the computer.

Here is the sequence of events as I actually do them.

Double clicked AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to open it.

Right clicked C:drive in top panel.

Clicked createpartition.

Changed drive letter to Z:.

New partition size to 25.00GB.

Clicked OK.

Clicked GREEN Apply tick.

Clicked proceed.

Pressed YES torestart computer.

Computer reboots normally in about a minute, this time it tookabout two minutes.

NO PROGRESS BAR.

What have I done wrong?
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07 May 2017   #35
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you create boot media first?
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07 May 2017   #36
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No, is that why?
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07 May 2017   #37
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Probably. It needs something to reboot into. Most partitioners will use something that looks like DOS to go into preos mode. Sometimes that isn't possible due to strange mbr on some machines, so the machine just goes back into windows. In that case, use winpe media.
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07 May 2017   #38
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks again for the reply and explanation.

So do I need to go though the create partition process and then make a boot media while doing that before I click the green tick, or do I do it first, and then create the the new partition.

I am confused.
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07 May 2017   #39
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Create boot media first, so you have it on your usb stick.

You can also select "add to recovery environment". That way, you can boot into winre.wim ( the normal way by pressing F8 during post and select "repair my computer" - that is how you boot into winre.wim )

Then boot into either of the above to do your partitioning. Preos mode isn't doable on your test machine.


Winre.wim is a bootable file stored in a hidden folder on your drive. It is installed as part of your normal windows 7 installation.

[If you want to check where it is, you can open an admin command prompt and type:

reagentc /info
(press enter) ]
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07 May 2017   #40
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am not following this, sorry. What is Preos?
Why can't I do it on my test machine?
Are you saying that I need to do boot media first and then boot into that to create my partition?
I might have to leave this for tonight, I have a consultants appointment tomorrow to see if I have to have another operation.
Thanks for everything today.
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