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Windows 7: Activating Partition

12 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Activating Partition

I tried to use the following but no luck--please advise

1. I used MSCONFIG

2. Selected BOOT

3. Selected C as default

3. I hit save as default BUT it didn't work


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Disks are marked active in the disk management control panel. Type disk management in search.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Check this tutorial, which explains how to make a partition active: Partition - Mark as Active

Remember you can only have one active partition per drive.

It will also help if you post a screenshot of your expanded disk management layout so that we can give you best advice.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Disks are marked active in the disk management control panel. Type disk management in search.

OK Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


Marking an inactive partition Active will not alone write the System boot files to it and start WIn7. It requires also Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

What is it you're trying to do exactly, and why?
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