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Windows 7: Hey all, got a partition question...

01 May 2012   #11


We go by the flags on the partition. Does it say System Active? I'm not referring to the name given the partition.

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03 May 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I've been busy and not near my PC.

Anyway, here are the flags on the discussed partition:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #13


Is there some reason you need to ration what you show us in Disk Management instead of maximizing the window and showing us the full drive map with all listings columns? I've never seen this before being parceled out like this.

If that's Win8 on E then it looks correct. Does it boot into a Metro-style Dual Boot menu which offers Win7 and Win8? Do both of them work correctly?

What is on the first partition? Have you considered moving C there so you can use your other three HD's for spanned storage volume? You can use free Macrium Reflect or the premium Acronis cloning/Imaging app which comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix. You'd need to add it from Win8 using EasyBCD or Startup Repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 May 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

The standard Windows 7 bootloader is what is deciding between the OSes (so not the Metro-style selction that comes with Windows 8). The reason I snipped pictures like this is because Disk 0 really shouldn't be part of the consideration. Everything on that disk is already being used the way I wanted it to.

I already explained the first partition is OS X. It won't show up in Windows 7 because of the HFS+ file system.

And, yes, as it is everything boots just fine.
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