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Windows 7: Help me in partitioning my hard drive :)

01 Mar 2010   #21
Arc

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Hey Guys, I think I read in PC World that even after I use the whole space I can still shrink the partition and make one extended partition in which I can go with my idea of creating 3 logical partitions. Correct me if I am wrong dude. Also do tell me does the partitions created during Win7 installations are primary or Logical, if I create them?
PC World, they are mac specialist . I stopped to subscribe it, now only digit and chip.
Obviously, there is is a shrink volume option in disk management, but it is a bit troublesome and risky. If you think you can manage it, that is you can shrink the volume to get the space of new partitions, then it is ok, you may go for it. But had I been in place of yours, I didnt have done it. its nothing but individual difference.
Using windows 7 dvd, I could not make the logical partitions. All they were primary . That is why I suggest the partition wizard live cd.


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01 Mar 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

Yes, you'll need Partition Wizard bootable CD (a valuable tool) to create logical partitions.

To avoid the 100mb System Reserved partition (which will take up a Primary) at install, pre-partition using Partition Wizard.
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01 Mar 2010   #23
Great Poster

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Can you walk me through the partition wizard live cd ?

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Hey Guys, I think I read in PC World that even after I use the whole space I can still shrink the partition and make one extended partition in which I can go with my idea of creating 3 logical partitions. Correct me if I am wrong dude. Also do tell me does the partitions created during Win7 installations are primary or Logical, if I create them?
PC World, they are mac specialist . I stopped to subscribe it, now only digit and chip.
Obviously, there is is a shrink volume option in disk management, but it is a bit troublesome and risky. If you think you can manage it, that is you can shrink the volume to get the space of new partitions, then it is ok, you may go for it. But had I been in place of yours, I didnt have done it. its nothing but individual difference.
Using windows 7 dvd, I could not make the logical partitions. All they were primary . That is why I suggest the partition wizard live cd.
Can you walk me through the process Arc ?
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01 Mar 2010   #24
Arc

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Can you walk me through the process Arc ?
Why not? If you ask me, I am always with you. But if you can get some advice from Gregrocker, accept it. He is one of the best experts in this area I have ever seen, in Bengali... chokh bondho kore bhorsa kora jai
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01 Mar 2010   #25
Great Poster

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit English
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, you'll need Partition Wizard bootable CD (a valuable tool) to create logical partitions.

To avoid the 100mb System Reserved partition (which will take up a Primary) at install, pre-partition using Partition Wizard.
Gre, Arc says that you are an expert of omnious talents. Can you please walk me through how to make the partitions using that utility as per my requirements stated in the post? I want to do a clean format with my C Drive primary and rest three logical. Can you please read my posts and help me? I will be greatly helped then. Please help dude
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01 Mar 2010   #26
Great Poster

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Arc you are so helpful always ;)

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Can you walk me through the process Arc ?
Why not? If you ask me, I am always with you. But if you can get some advice from Gregrocker, accept it. He is one of the best experts in this area I have ever seen, in Bengali... chokh bondho kore bhorsa kora jai
Sotti tumi khubi helpful. Ajkal tomar moto nature manusher modhdhe dhurlav
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01 Mar 2010   #27
Arc

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But tomorrow I am to join my job . It will be late to be online
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01 Mar 2010   #28
Wishmaster

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If you instal using Dells version of Windows, im fairly certain it will wipe any partitions you made and restore everything to the way it is now.

If you have your own copy of Windows, you can do a fresh install with whatever size/amount of partitions you want.

You may be able to shrink the volume once installed and make partitions inside Windows.


If you do not want to use 3rd party software, You can also create all the partititions and format them etc with diskpart. through cmd prompts at instal screen.
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01 Mar 2010   #29
Great Poster

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit English
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If you instal using Dells version of Windows, im fairly certain it will wipe any partitions you made and restore everything to the way it is now.

If you have your own copy of Windows, you can do a fresh install with whatever size/amount of partitions you want.

You may be able to shrink the volume once installed and make partitions inside Windows.


If you do not want to use 3rd party software, You can also create all the partititions and format them etc with diskpart. through cmd prompts at instal screen.
But my Techie said its a clean version of Windows 7. My friend did it too. It is just like any other Windows copy friend. Please guide me.
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01 Mar 2010   #30
Great Poster

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit English
 
 

I am only partitioning to suit my needs and not Dell's.
There is so much bloatware with their systems and I really don't plan to use Recovery by Dell
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