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Windows 7: Extending my Windows 7 Partition

25 Aug 2009   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi CGA1,

I have been recommending Partition Wizard for some time.

Not as complete as the Paragon PM PRO I normally use, but it's great for a freebie.

Partition Wizard doesn't come with a boot disc, sadly - but can do most things by flipping itself into "boot - time " mode.

The other thing to watch out for is that it calls Boot and System partitions the wrong way round - strangely.

It seems to be using Linux speak, instead of Windows - odd as it is only a Windows app.Not a problem in itself, but can be confusing for some.

Extending my Windows 7 Partition-partition-wizard-2009-08-25_195040.jpg

In the screenie, it says Disk1 - that should be Disk 0

C is shown as Active & Boot - it should be Active & System

D is shown as System - it should be Boot.




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25 Aug 2009   #32
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

HI Dave 76,

How did you manage that?

I always "doctor" my installs , so I can switch System partitions - but I need to hand the Active flag across to do it.

Just booting normally you will always have the 1 same System partition. The Boot partition will change , of course.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
The currently booted OS will show that it is the "System Boot and Pagefile.. etc. etc.", thats Vista now, when you boot into win7 it will then show it's drive as "System Boot and Pagefile.. etc. etc.". Win7 will call itself drive C: also. At least it does on mine.
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Good luck,
Dave
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25 Aug 2009   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi CGA1,

I have been recommending Partition Wizard for some time.

Not as complete as the Paragon PM PRO I normally use, but it's great for a freebie.

Partition Wizard doesn't come with a boot disc, sadly - but can do most things by flipping itself into "boot - time " mode.

The other thing to watch out for is that it calls Boot and System partitions the wrong way round - strangely.

It seems to be using Linux speak, instead of Windows - odd as it is only a Windows app.Not a problem in itself, but can be confusing for some.

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In the screenie, it says Disk1 - that should be Disk 0

C is shown as Active & Boot - it should be Active & System

D is shown as System - it should be Boot.
I've run into that one with a few different programs that appear to use the Linux method while being a little confusing at times. That's one of the main reasons you'll see recommend GParted as the Linux option since that will plainly display the sdoa or HDoa in that manner showing the first drive and partitions in plain view.

Likewise you still need to burn a live cd or create a usb key for that as well.
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27 Aug 2009   #34
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGA1 View Post
Very nice find, this one succeeded for me where others failed, thanks alot.
Your welcome.
Glad it helped you.
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27 Aug 2009   #35
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
HI Dave 76,

How did you manage that?

I always "doctor" my installs , so I can switch System partitions - but I need to hand the Active flag across to do it.

Just booting normally you will always have the 1 same System partition. The Boot partition will change , of course.
Your right!
The 'System' and 'Active' will always stay with the first OS installed, as you said there is a way to change it but I haven't tried that one.
Only the Boot, Page file and Crash dump, change with the booted OS.
Slight error on my part, the OP was just concerned that his newly installed OS might not work and I remembered that some of the status designations change with the currently booted OS.

What's the advantage of 'handing the active flag across'?
Hopefully I haven't missed something important!

Regards,
Dave
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