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Windows 7: Partitioning with Windows 7

04 Nov 2009   #11

Vista Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esteban View Post
What did you not like about Disk Management?
I haven't used any similar software for many years, so I found it a tad tricky to understand how to use it. The online videos helped. I used Partition Magic years ago and, from memory anyway, found it much simpler to use. However, this does most of the same when you've worked it out.



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04 Nov 2009   #12

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

Easus has a Home Edition FREE partitioning tool that works rather well...
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04 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 8 Pro

Thanks to all for your responses and comments. I just prefer a graphic interface as that is what I am accustomed to. Much quicker for me. I did my desktop that was just upgraded to 7, as well as a new HP '7' laptop and it was all done without a hitch, so the Wizard did just as it said it would.

It is certainly nice to have this great forum just a click away. A real help to me on occasion. Thanks!
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04 Nov 2009   #14
Microsoft MVP


Over in the Installation & Setup trenches, we are finding Partition Wizard the best app for extricating from Dual Boots:

1)Back up all files and create an image backup stored externally in case u need to start over.

1) boot using PW disk and mark Win7 partition active if it is not already

2) delete the XP/Vista partition

3) if you want to move Win7 onto the deleted OS space, right click 7> Move/Resize and drag border over to encompass deleted space

4) After operations finish, boot into Win7 installer and run Startup Repair 3 times, as there are multiple issues to fix.

When finished, create a Win7 backup image so reinstalls are never again necessary.
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