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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

30 Nov 2009   #61
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xzaviar View Post

Programs that run flawlessly on XP either won't run on 7 or take a "geek of the year finalist" to get them to run;

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30 Nov 2009   #62
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Funnily enough, that usually works unless the app is really poorly coded.
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30 Nov 2009   #63
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all


1) That annoying 100MB or so system partition -- this is a REAL nuisance to those that like to create an OS in a SINGLE partition only -- this can play havoc with Image backups and restores as you have to set THIS as the active partition and the "Main" OS partition as a prmary partition.

It's now a question of space -- 100MB on a 500GB drive is nothing -- it's just the spreading of the OS over more than 1 partition that's the problem.

OK this is fixed by ensuring ALL partitions exist BEFORE installing the OS -- even if the parttion is empty - use GPARTED or whatever to create a partition of the size you want BEFORE installing.
This can also be a problem for those who WANT a separate partition for data.

My new laptop has a good size drive and wanted a separate 100GB data partition - but alas it wasn't possible:

> Boot partition
> Restore partition
> HP tools partition
> Windows partition


No way to split the Windows partition as four already exist!

Stupid, both HP and MS.

Regards,
GEWB
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30 Nov 2009   #64
gregrocker

 

You can get rid of the Win7 boot/repair partition (and the repair console it makes available at bootup via F8 key) by using a third party partition manager like free Partition Wizard bootable to delete it, Resize Win7 partition into that space, then boot into the Win7 DVD Repair console and run Startup repair 3 times to eventually rewrite the MBR.

Back up all data and a system image as resize operations can fail.

You can avoid having the 100mb partition in the first place by pre-formatting your partitions.
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30 Nov 2009   #65
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Why would you want to partition with Libraries? As for defragmenting performance, I doubt its that noticeable.
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30 Nov 2009   #66
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I thing I would like to add (again ), is that windows 7 can be installed on a logical drive on an extended partition It is only the boot partition that needs to be on a primary partition.

As a proof of this check the attached image from my own system during Beta testing

The boot files are on the System ( vista ) partition by the way the image is taken from inside the X64 windows 7 beta running on the logical drive

This is a quad boot running on three primary partitions leaving 1 free just in case

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30 Nov 2009   #67
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Why would you want to partition with Libraries
There are good reasons to have a seperate partition for your own files. One, if the OS partition goes south, you do not loose your data. Then, if you have several operating systems on the box, you can use the data for both systems.
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30 Nov 2009   #68
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Why would you want to partition with Libraries
There are good reasons to have a seperate partition for your own files. One, if the OS partition goes south, you do not loose your data. Then, if you have several operating systems on the box, you can use the data for both systems.
Not necessarily - I have several system images and file backups across a couple of external hard drives, the most important synced with SyncToy. Any other reasons?
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30 Nov 2009   #69
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Why would you want to partition with Libraries
There are good reasons to have a seperate partition for your own files. One, if the OS partition goes south, you do not loose your data. Then, if you have several operating systems on the box, you can use the data for both systems.
Not necessarily - I have several system images and file backups across a couple of external hard drives, the most important synced with SyncToy. Any other reasons?

Of course one images. I have 2x640GBs and 2x250GBs dedicated to that. That is for the ultimate emergency. But I just reinstalled Vista because it had a few snags and Win7 because I installed a new SSD. In both cases I did not have to make any arrangements for my data. It just stayed put on it's own partition.
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01 Dec 2009   #70
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There are good reasons to have a seperate partition for your own files. One, if the OS partition goes south, you do not loose your data. Then, if you have several operating systems on the box, you can use the data for both systems.
Not necessarily - I have several system images and file backups across a couple of external hard drives, the most important synced with SyncToy. Any other reasons?

Of course one images. I have 2x640GBs and 2x250GBs dedicated to that. That is for the ultimate emergency. But I just reinstalled Vista because it had a few snags and Win7 because I installed a new SSD. In both cases I did not have to make any arrangements for my data. It just stayed put on it's own partition.
When you reinstalled the OS's did you have to reinstall your applications as well?
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