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Windows 7: Help Installing Windows7 and merging two partitions

05 Oct 2009   #11
patmos

1.Windows7 32bit 2. Win7 64 bit
 
 

Tews thank you I'm following. see my reply.


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05 Oct 2009   #12
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Good job. Nice rig
Let us know if you get it to work as you want
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05 Oct 2009   #13
patmos

1.Windows7 32bit 2. Win7 64 bit
 
 

I just want to keep on XP drive for music.
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05 Oct 2009   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patmos View Post
Ok thanks. already updated.
OK, specs look good

I edited the previous post with some more information, decide how you want to proceed.

If I understand what you want to do, I would suggest to:
Install your new Win7 32bit OS into the 'Home Office (D)' partition first, let it run for a little while to make sure everything is smooth. This is the best location on your HD for an OS.

You can easily extend the (D) partition later, when you move the others around to get them the way you want.

You can delete (C), expand (D) all the way to (F) and you won't have to touch (F), with Disk Management, Partition Wizard or Gparted, include the 16 MB free space and 8 MB unallocated space at the same time. This will give you a large partition for your new Win7 OS. Your HomeSTUDIO partition can remain as it is.

Either way, let us know how everything goes.
Reply here if you have any questions.
Good luck

Edit:
Installing the new Win7 in your (D) partition will take care of the boot.ini issue.
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05 Oct 2009   #15
patmos

1.Windows7 32bit 2. Win7 64 bit
 
 

I now have winxp with boot.ini on on Home Office.if I install win7 on it Won't this affect dual boot operation? Home studio (F) has the second WinXp on it. If what you suggest is possible it would be nice.
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05 Oct 2009   #16
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patmos View Post
I now have winxp with boot.ini on on Home Office.if I install win7 on it Won't this affect dual boot operation? Home studio (F) has the second WinXp on it. If what you suggest is possible it would be nice.
So you have 2 each winxp and 1 each Win7RC, is that correct?
Triple boot ?
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05 Oct 2009   #17
patmos

1.Windows7 32bit 2. Win7 64 bit
 
 

yes Dave you're correct. Triple boot.
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05 Oct 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

patmos

What do you want your final config to be.
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05 Oct 2009   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patmos View Post
yes Dave you're correct. Triple boot.
Yes, you can install the new Win7 in 'Home Office (D)' on top of the old xp with the boot files, Win7 will make the new boot menu.

Be sure to backup everything before you start.

Let us know how it goes,

zigzag3143, here is his current Disk Management

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05 Oct 2009   #20
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

looks good to me. just make sure to backup.

ken
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