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Windows 7: Moving Windows 7 to another partition

10 Sep 2010   #11
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
As long as I don't have to lose 1.5 TB of data, I'm okay with it.


This is the Disk 0 / C: HDD?
That's right.


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10 Sep 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
As long as I don't have to lose 1.5 TB of data, I'm okay with it.


This is the Disk 0 / C: HDD?
That's right.


That's where Windows 7 is and it needs to be marked as "Active" first before anything else is done but at the same time (before) the Disk 1 has to be marked as "Inactive" start by having a look at this tutorial at the link below and then the snip shows how to mark the Disk 1 as "Inactive" which HAS to be done so it doesn't cause real issues along the way.

Feel free to ask any questions you want to.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Moving Windows 7 to another partition-inactive2.jpg



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10 Sep 2010   #13
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

You know I just remembered something. The C: is a 5400 RPM hard drive. That could cause something. Maybe I should work with the D: instead. It's 7200 RPM.
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10 Sep 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

In that case, you can clean up your data as much as possible, move 300+gb to the 2tb HD, Resize to Create a new NTFS Primary Win7 partition on the lefthand side of the smaller HD to clean install Win7.

Unplug the 2tb HD during install so that it doesn't configure a dual boot. When you plug it back in we can help you force-delete the Win7 folders so you can use it solely as a data drive. If you have some reason you need to boot it, use the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key until you delete the old Win7.

As Barefoot says you'll want to mark the partition you shrink with the data Inactive but that's all if you choose to do this instead.

Ask back any questions, or if you tell us exactly what you decide to do we can lay out the steps for you in order. I am gone surfing from 1-7 PST today.
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10 Sep 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In that case, you can clean up your data as much as possible, move 300+gb to the 2tb HD, Resize to Create a new NTFS Primary Win7 partition on the lefthand side of the smaller HD to clean install Win7.

Unplug the 2tb HD during install so that it doesn't configure a dual boot. When you plug it back in we can help you force-delete the Win7 folders so you can use it soley as a data drive. If you have some reason you need to boot it, use the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key until you delete the old Win7.

As Barefoot says you'll want to mark the partition you shrink with the data Inactive but that's all if you choose to do this instead.



Here's the link to the new tutorial at the link below, don't let the title concern you, it does what Greg is suggesting to do, have a look, it's not that complicated and it's the best way to do it for the outcome you want.

Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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10 Sep 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

I almost can't keep up with all of your great tutorials, Barefoot
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10 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I almost can't keep up with all of your great tutorials, Barefoot


Don't feel bad Greg, it takes me a minute to sort them now too.
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10 Sep 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I almost can't keep up with all of your great tutorials, Barefoot
I think we'll promote BFK to be our resident Partition Wizard Guru.
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10 Sep 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I almost can't keep up with all of your great tutorials, Barefoot
I think we'll promote BFK to be our resident Partition Wizard Guru.




Thanks mate, I like it, the PWG!
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10 Sep 2010   #20
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

I got Windows 7 installed on my 1 TB drive (7200 RPM), so now I just need to resize it again. As well as somehow get the product key to transfer from the old setup to the new one. Wouldn't take it when I tried to put it in. Probably need to call Microsoft for that. It does feel a bit faster. Probably the 7200 RPM combined with a clean install.
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