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04 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 32bibt

Whats easiest?

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04 Apr 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP


I would create the 200mb System Reserved boot partition at the far left of the HD in order to have the Repair console on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu, so you can repair without the DVD or Repair CD.

To do this boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick Vista partition, drag the left grey border to the right by 200mb, click OK.

Then rightclick on the 200mb to create New partition NTFS Primary without a letter, click OK.

Now rightclick on the new partition to Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Rightclick on the Vista partition to Modify>Set to Inactive, OK. Apply all steps.

Now boot the Win7 System Repair Disk, accept any offered Repair, when it restarts boot back into Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts up.

You can then use PW CD to delete Vista, then Resize the Extended Logical partition to the left into the deleted space, or create a new partition there.
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06 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 32bibt

Hi i'm not so good at this

I downloaded the Partition Wizard bootable CD
But.. When i open the winrar there is only a folder called ''boot'' How do i use it?

I got to the advanced boot tool menu, where i could choose things such as repair computer,start in safe mode and some more..
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06 Apr 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installable version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

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