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Windows 7: Downgraded Win 8 to 7, will system restore revert back to Win 8?

14 Jul 2014   #11


It's likely the Bitlocker partition is immovable so you can't annex the space to its right for C. You can try to decrypt Bitlocker so you can do this, or just create a separate Data partition there, preferably Logical NTFS created with Partition Wizard.

There is no reason why you can't have a perfect Win7 install on that laptop if you'll only have the patience to follow the same steps, tools and methods used in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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15 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I don't think I need to reinstall if that unallocated space is attainable. I thought it was MIA haha. And I know the password for the bit locker drive? I was just self learning how to use a virtual machine etc and thought I had to make a separate partition for the other OS.
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15 Jul 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

And I apologize and really appreciate the help but I really have no idea what a logical NTFS etc is..
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15 Jul 2014   #14


If you remember the password and can handle BitLocker then you can unlock its encryption to see if it will let you extend that partition to the right or extend C into the Unallocated Space.

I would not use Bitlocker myself because of data loss we've seen here.

If you prefer to make the Unallocated Space into its own data partition, follow the steps here for Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help where you will see choices for NTFS Logical partition, drive letter assignment, and a place to type in your label for the partition.

Once you create the partition it will show up in the left-hand Explorer tree on each file window you are in, under Computer, so that you can drag files to it and access it as you need. It will also be available under Computer in the Start Menu.
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 Downgraded Win 8 to 7, will system restore revert back to Win 8?

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