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Windows 7: Windows 7 Partition Question

08 Jul 2009   #11
DJG

 

If the Vista volume is before the Win 7 volume, you're out of luck. Only thing to do is do a backup image of the Win 7 volume and restore it to the beginning of the partition. If it's after the Win 7 volume in the same partition you should be able to extend the Win 7 volume through the storage management console. Otherwise you need to do the image backup / restore to the restructured partition.


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09 Jul 2009   #12
FrapsChannel

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

Oh right. Would it be better to just reformat my Hard drive and then restore my image through the backup restore disc?
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09 Jul 2009   #13
DJG

 

That would be the cleanest start, makes sense since you're redoing the whole disk anyway.
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09 Jul 2009   #14
FrapsChannel

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

Excellent, what do you think is the best way to reformat my hard drive, so it's got nothing on it. Lol.
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09 Jul 2009   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

To save the hassle of a complete re-format you may want to have a look at 3rd party partitioning software which will allow you to do things that built-in options do not.

Have a look at Paragon who supply free express software and trials of the full editions as one of many suppliers available

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
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09 Jul 2009   #16
FrapsChannel

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

Thanks, I actually created my image with paragon drive backup, so I'll get the partition manager.
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09 Jul 2009   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing - you may have to move the Win 7 partition to the start of the drive and then merge it with the empty ex vista one but check what options you are offered
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09 Jul 2009   #18
FrapsChannel

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

Ah yes, well actually that is what I want to do. Merge vistas old space with my Windows 7 partition.
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09 Jul 2009   #19
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrapsChannel View Post
Thanks, I actually created my image with paragon drive backup, so I'll get the partition manager.
My backup program too! Excellent product. So no worries getting a good restore.

Edit: Drive Backup does have enough partition management for what you want to do, I believe, so I don't think you need to use Partition Manager.
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