Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How Much is Too Much?

02 Jul 2009   #11
Davy7RC

Vista / 7 RC 7100/Virtual XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Sorry I can't help you there as I don't know enough but I see that OEM has given you a pretty good explanation which hopefully will give you plenty to play with

Good luck with the experiments you are doing you'll probably learn a lot more from being hands on, hope it brings you better prospects in the job front
He sure has....lol I have to read it over and over to get all the info into my head!! Thanks for your comments; glad to meet new friends from "cross the pond"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #12
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Sometimes one is too much!
Why don't you boot from whd images? I don't know how is it works exactly, but you can find it in the tutorials. I think it is better to have some vhd files on one partition than having 10 partition on one drive.
And I think you can convert your partitions to vhds!

ps: May be only the Win7 can run from vhd - i don't know sorry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #13
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Davy7RC View Post
Tried to extend into 7260, but for some reason it won't let me....do you know how?
The reason you could not extend the space of 7260 is because you have no free space within your extended partition. If you did shrink your 7100 and tried to extend that free space into 7260, it won't work because you cannot extend space from outside the extended partition into the extended partition and vise-versa. With the disk management tools, you would not be able to extend it (7260) without deleting it first.

Heres what you would need to do using windows disk management tools:

1. delete 7260 partition.
2. delete the extended partition.
3. shrink 7100's partition.
4. you now should be able to create a bigger extended partition and thus a bigger logical partition for 7260.

You could try searching for a free partitioning tool, or maybe some one will chime in and let you know of one thats better capable of doing what you need without deleting any partitions. Not sure if theres a free one that will allow to shrink/extend from a primary to a logical thats inside a extended partition though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Jul 2009   #14
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertoszwald View Post
Sometimes one is too much!
Why don't you boot from whd images? I don't know how is it works exactly, but you can find it in the tutorials. I think it is better to have some vhd files on one partition than having 10 partition on one drive.
And I think you can convert your partitions to vhds!

ps: May be only the Win7 can run from vhd - i don't know sorry
Yup. Boot from VHD is new to Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2. I've been booting the VHDs as fast as they leak. It's a great way to try them on the physical machine, run them as long as you want, then unattach the VHD, delete the one file and woosh, it's gone. I haven't minded that recent leaks have been in VHD format. It's not like I'll be using them more than a couple weeks anyway.

The new WIM2VHD converter
Windows(R) Image to Virtual Hard Disk (WIM2VHD) Converter - Home
allows you to make VHDs from any .wim file.

Right now I quad boot Server 2008 R2 (VHD), W7 7260 (VHD), W7 7264 (physical partition) and W7 7137 (physical partition). If, say, 7265 is leaked in VHD format only, I can swap it for one of the other VHDs I'm booting to and boot to the new one.

This screencast is a good place to start
Boot From VHD - Windows Server 2008 R2 Demo Screencast 2 of 4 | Media | TechNet Edge

Now, one might ask, can a VHD be booted (like on Windows Virtual PC) from within a booted VHD? Something for thought to get my long-winded post back on the track of "How Much is Too Much?" LOL
Tom
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2009   #15
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote:
now, one might ask, can a vhd be booted (like on windows virtual pc) from within a booted vhd? Something for thought to get my long-winded post back on the track of "how much is too much?" lol
lol :d
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2009   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Davy7RC.


Have a look at this tutorial, at the link below.


Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot















Later Ted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App