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Windows 7: Formatting Vista partition after installing Seven

07 Apr 2010   #21
The AudGuy

Vista and Seven dual boot
 
 
More screenshots

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It looks very promising.

Have a look inside D2D, there maybe a.wim file. Post a screenie of the entire contents of D2D folder.

We need to see what is in the 2 folders obscured in your screenie on the right above.

Also , what is inside the Sources folder in the left screenshot above.

Pretty sure it can be done.

This is what the installation files typically look like.

Attachment 65805
I'm not sure how to show the entire contents (including files in subfolders if you mean). But I have attached the various screenshots. One is of the sources folder that you asked for (which is outside D2D), other than the recovery folder, all are empty. The other screenie is for the Patch folder which was obscured. The third is of the folder sources inside D2D and it contains a 178 MB .wim file.




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Formatting Vista partition after installing Seven-sources.jpg   Formatting Vista partition after installing Seven-patch.jpg   Formatting Vista partition after installing Seven-wim.jpg  
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07 Apr 2010   #22
The AudGuy

Vista and Seven dual boot
 
 
Bootable CD required ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

You can d/l this: Attachment 65355

Rt click and run as admin on sispar.cmd - select C when asked for partition and select N to adding existing boot menu entries.

Restart and C will be the "system" partition.

Boot the free Partition Wizard Bootable CD .

Rt click D ( vista) and delete. Ok and Apply.

Rt click the 7 partition, select Move/Resize . Grab the CENTRE of 7 partition and drag LEFT so the unallocated ( grey ) space you just created is on the RIGHT of 7 partition. OK and Apply.

Will take a few mins as the data on 7 partition needs to be moved.

You can then incorproate the unallocated space into E using Move/Resize.

That's it.

You may find if you mark Recovery partition Active, you will boot up the Acer recovery program.

You could also unhide the recov partition , give it a drive letter and add it to 7 boot menu.
Also, is PW bootable CD required to delete the Vista partition ? Can I do it with PW application itself on 7 ?
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07 Apr 2010   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

The last thing we need to know is what is inside the Images folder.

Click the Images folder to open it and post a screenie of the contents.

For the second question , after you have made 7 partition "system", it is possible to use PW from within Windows. However, it is more reliable- particularly for merging with unallocated space to the left- to use the boot disc.
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07 Apr 2010   #24
The AudGuy

Vista and Seven dual boot
 
 
One more screenie

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

The last thing we need to know is what is inside the Images folder.

Click the Images folder to open it and post a screenie of the contents.

For the second question , after you have made 7 partition "system", it is possible to use PW from within Windows. However, it is more reliable- particularly for merging with unallocated space to the left- to use the boot disc.
There you go.


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07 Apr 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

Si and AudGuy -

That EN-US file in Sources folder looks familar. Seems I recall a guy finding the install files in there to compile into bootable ISO to burn.

Of course, d2d also looks like most of the install files absent setup.

SIW2 may be the only guy out there who can put it together for you, if it can be.
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07 Apr 2010   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Worth a look I suppose.

Those are split wim files - suggesting the rcovery discs are to be run off over numerous discs.

You can recombine them . Involves command prompt, then copy all neede folders and files to 7 partition and create a bootable .iso.

Another way is to reestablish the Acer alt+f10 startup into pqservice partition ,. Then use that to run off the recov discs as originally intended.

To do that, restart go into bios and under Main heading Disable the D2D recovery option , Save and exit.

Boot into 7 - use Paragon or similar to change pqservice partition from type 12 to 07 ntfs.

Next, open elevated cmd - type:

cd /d g:

then press enter

mbrwrdos.exe install rtmbr.bin

then press enter

close cmd prompt

Restart go back into Bios and Enable D2D recovery, Save and exit.

Should then be able to go into Acer recovery by using the alt+F10.

PQservice partition will need to be the Active partition.
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07 Apr 2010   #27
gregrocker

 

Just a quick reminder that Acer mails Recov disks for free within the first 90 days of purchase.

They could also mail them for shipping cost after that time.

The ones they sent us were standalone Recov DVD not needing the Recov partition, and a driver/apps CD.
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