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Windows 7: Win7 dualboot AND Win7 update question

28 Jun 2009   #31
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

So, please help me merging my 2 partitions


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28 Jun 2009   #32
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSaw View Post
So, please help me merging my 2 partitions
Are you using acronis in MANUAL MODE or AUTOMATIC MODE? it hardly ever lets you do anything in automatic mode. Also I do know this, there was something wrong with my vista and I couldn't do anything with it in acronis until I did a diskcheck. Maybe you want to try one of those for both of your partitions.

From your screenshot, it looks like you want to select your E partition, and select resize, then put your cursor on the far left edge of your E parition, Click and drag laft over to unallocated space. HAve you tried that?
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28 Jun 2009   #33
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

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Well I can't do it with that either... It doesn't let me do anything with space. Maybe it's because it's at start? I think the best option would be to delete the last partition, merge it with the first, and reinstall everything...

Here is a screenshot of it:

It can be done, but may prove to be a little tricky. You'll have to move the unallocated space over.

Highlight the second partition (E) and select 'Resize'. In the resize window, instead of actually resizing the partition, drag the partition block over -- see the free space before / free space after settings. If this works the way I think it should, drive E: should now be the first partition, with unallocated space sitting between it and drive D. Repeat the procedure on the third partition (D). If all goes well, the unallocated space should now be bordering drive C. Now go ahead and resize drive C to your liking...

Am I making any sense?! lol. I know, it sounds utterly confusing.
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28 Jun 2009   #34
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Format the unallocated space to NTFS (quick), then try to combine the partitions. I think that should work, but not positive.
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28 Jun 2009   #35
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

Well I kinda combined both of your suggestions, and ended up with this:



The partition is still at the end, and I left ~3GB for a future XP partition (I need it for some work).

It's not exactly how i wanted it, but it's good for now, and I wanna thank all of you who replied...

One last question: should I update to the 7232 build (I still have the 7100), or wait a bit more for a 7260 X64 release, or maybe the RTM?
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28 Jun 2009   #36
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSaw View Post
Well I kinda combined both of your suggestions, and ended up with this:

The partition is still at the end, and I left ~3GB for a future XP partition (I need it for some work).

It's not exactly how i wanted it, but it's good for now, and I wanna thank all of you who replied...
I'm glad it finally worked out for you!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSaw View Post
One last question: should I update to the 7232 build (I still have the 7100), or wait a bit more for a 7260 X64 release, or maybe the RTM?
I guess I'll leave it up to you to decide. I'm using 7229 x86 and it runs great. 7232 has been pretty well received from what I've read here and elsewhere. 7260 x64 on the other hand, best be avoided.
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