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Windows 7: Partitioning challenge with this HD

14 Feb 2011   #21

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tofts View Post
I need to get to Ubuntu, Suse, mint and where I am comfortable.
I know what you mean!

So, burn an ISO of Puppy Linux 5.2, boot up your Windows box with Puppy, mount the drives/partitions and see what's there...much less frustration than Windows Explorer. Post back what is there.


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14 Feb 2011   #22

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You won't be able to see the contents of those oem partitions with windows explorer - you probably won't be able to do much with windows disk management.

Depending upon the oem partition ID: ( and assuiming you don't want to go so far as changing the partition type )

Partition wiz will probably let you see the contents.

Paragon (free) will probably let you see and copy out the contents. (Under the Archives Tab - top right window is volume explorer )

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Overview
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15 Feb 2011   #23

7 home premium 64 bit
Partition challenge & apology

In disk management for whatever reason I was having difficulty with copying or revealing entire info. Finally got it all and sorry for appearing inept, but age is hell
At any rate see attachment

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15 Feb 2011   #24
Microsoft MVP


Next install Partition Wizard home edition, rightclick on the Recovery and 10gb partition, make a screenshot of the maximized file contents windows for each and post it back.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
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15 Feb 2011   #25

7 home premium 64 bit

Did exactly as you instructed, launched it and right clicked and no option but help. I think we have taken this as far as I can go. So I am ready to partition and get this show on road. Made recovery disks
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15 Feb 2011   #26

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Restate what you think you want to do.

Partition what? For what purpose?

What do you want to end up with?

You have 3 partitions now.

If all you want is a 4th partition, that is easily done by shrinking the current C.
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15 Feb 2011   #27

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Thanks Greg for the Partition Magic explore idea. The mystery of just what is in the two partitions in question is shown in the attached screen shots. The 1.46BG partition appears to be a System Recovery and the 10.65GB partition is the Toshiba Total System Restore Partition. Hope this helps.

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15 Feb 2011   #28

7 home premium 64 bit
Objective of my wanting to partition

If you were a wood worker and suddenly someone stole your tools you could not do what you enjoyed doing.
I had XP with extended partition and 4 logical. I enjoyed Suse, ubuntu, and the 3rd was my switch over for new distros. The 4th was a data partition.
New Toshiba confusing HD and inability to enjoy my hobby (Linux) In addition I communicate with over 50 linux users from all over world and now I have absolutely nothing in common with them.
That is why I want to partition
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15 Feb 2011   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

My advice and this is not from a youngster is buy yourself another hdd (there cheap) partition it the way you want and put 3 versions of linux on it and leave the other hdd the way it is. My 2 cents
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15 Feb 2011   #30

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit


What is stopping you from shrinking C and making another partition from that new space?
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