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Windows 7: Moving Windows 7 to another partition

10 Sep 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let's see another snip of your disk management now.


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10 Sep 2010   #22
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Currently resizing my partition again. Obviously 20 GB wasn't enough for the Windows 7 install plus my user folder. In the folder of my user profile, I only had about 1.5 GB worth of files in there, but there was some files which took up more than the 7 GB of free space I had after the install, so my hard drive didn't have enough space. So I'm running that hard drive resize program you mentioned to make the C: bigger (35 GB versus 20 GB) so I would have enough room.
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10 Sep 2010   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I hope you're giving it at least 100GB, I'd make it no less.
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10 Sep 2010   #24
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Don't think I can cancel it without it messing up my partition.
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10 Sep 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
Don't think I can cancel it without it messing up my partition.


You can't, it will FUBAR everything.
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10 Sep 2010   #26
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Since this is my secondary system, all I use on there is a media server and that's about it. I don't really have anything else on my system drive (aside from those backup files). So 35 GB should be enough for a few programs plus my Windows install.

Edit:

Okay, Windows is all set up. Just need to find a way to delete the other Windows 7 install without losing the data. Thanks guys.
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11 Sep 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

35GBs is definitely enough for the system plus a good selection of programs. I never exceeded 20GBs with the data on a seperate partition.
As far as your old system partition goes, make first sure that it is no more marked as an active partition. Then you can delete the system files - or just leave them if you have the room. The data files you can include into the libraries of the new OS partition. Just right click on the folders (from the new OS) and "Include into Library".
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11 Sep 2010   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
Since this is my secondary system, all I use on there is a media server and that's about it. I don't really have anything else on my system drive (aside from those backup files). So 35 GB should be enough for a few programs plus my Windows install.

Edit:

Okay, Windows is all set up. Just need to find a way to delete the other Windows 7 install without losing the data. Thanks guys.


Hello again.



I never say this "Edit".

Please post one more snip of disk management for a look to see how it is now.
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11 Sep 2010   #29
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Here's another screenshot of my disk management. Both partitions are marked as active and I can't seem to make the 2 TB drive inactive.


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11 Sep 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try to set it inactive with Partition Wizard ( BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. ). It is under the Partition tab > Modify.
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