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Windows 7: Put 2 Partitions Together?

27 Dec 2010   #1
gouthrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Put 2 Partitions Together?

Hello i just need to do this...

Any help is appreciated :)
Put 2 Partitions Together?-untitled.png

hope it is easy to understand

I tried to to right click and goto extend volume but didn't work. (That option was faded out)




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27 Dec 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gouthrox View Post
Hello i just need to do this...

Any help is appreciated :)
Attachment 126968

hope it is easy to understand

I tried to to right click and goto extend volume but didn't work. (That option was faded out)
Ok I think I got it

1. You want to put XP on drive D
2. mesh the unallocated and free space into C
3. and install Windows 7 on C.

Easier said than done in your case. The fact that you have an extended partition like that makes it impossible to put unallocated space inside it. In my opinion, the easiest way to do this would be to backup and wipe it clean, use a Boot CD (Hiren's or UBCD) to create your partitions (say 20gb for XP, the rest for 7), install XP on a partition, then Install Windows 7 on another. I say XP THEN 7 because 7's bootloader is backwards compatible while XPs is not. If you do 7 then XP, you'll have to redo your bootloaders. It's much easier to install in order of release.

Good luck! Any more questions... come holler!
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27 Dec 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Delete the extended partition and create a new partition for W7. Install XP on the second hard drive, while the first hard drive is disconnected. In this fashion, both OSs are independent of each other, and you would use the F8 Boot Menu to select which to boot to.

EDIT: I looked cross-eyed at your screenshot, and didn't realize that there is only one hard drive. It is smaller than I would like to use for dual booting, because my W7 partition is larger than the entire drive. However, if you persist in your plan, I would wipe the entire drive and start over with 2 partitions.
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27 Dec 2010   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

First and foremost let me "Welcome you to the Seven Forums." It is always nice to see new members. . .
Now as to your problem; just follow Jelyman's post and you should be spot on (that is assuming that is what you are attempting). Good Luck
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27 Dec 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

D/L PW free boot disc. Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

Boot it up.

Rt click and delete the extended partition ( that's the 8.24gb one). Click Apply.

Then rt click the windows 7 partition , select move /resize.

In the next window, drag the LEFT edge of 7 partition all the way LEFT to incorporate all the unallocated space.

Click Apply.

It will take a few mins.

You should make a backup image first before any operation of this kind.
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27 Dec 2010   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I wouldn't be tempted to use the desktop mini PW for this. Use the boot CD as advised.
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28 Dec 2010   #7
gouthrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thank You Very Much! It Works

Thank Everyone For all the replies! i tried all the solutions and all of them worked!
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28 Dec 2010   #8
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Thanks for letting us know that your problem is solved, and again "Welcome to the Forums.":)
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28 Dec 2010   #9
JoBo

Moving from 32 bit XP to 32 and 64 7
 
 

First post here from a retired computer tech:) After ordering a 3 PC license of Home Premimum from New Egg last week I read all I could here to make my life easier

The first update/install was yesterday on a 32 bit XP to a 64 bit 7. I can not believe how smooth it went. I read and printed several tips I read here and that helped a lot. My son and I were in line at midnight at Comp-USA on the release day of Win 95 so I've been doing this for a while

I had a very similiar situation as the OP and downloaded Partition wizard that SIW2 recommended. First I used my BART pe DVD and imaged the C drive to my NAS. Deleting the second partition and expanding the first went like clock work

But in my situation I drug the RIGHT side of C partition to the extreme RIGHT to use the full drive

Thanks for the usefull sight!
Joe
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28 Dec 2010   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Jobo,

Thanks for the update.

Glad it went well for you.:)
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