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Windows 7: Partition ?

01 Jul 2010   #1
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Partition ?

Hi.

I have installed Win 7 Ultimate on a harddisk, but I encountered, that I haven't done the partition correct.

The C partition was to great, but via management I shrinked it to what I felt was the right size.

Now I want to add the not managed part of the disk to D.

How do I that ?.

Screenshot showing the present set up is attached




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01 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
Hi.

I have installed Win 7 Ultimate on a harddisk, but I encountered, that I haven't done the partition correct.

The C partition was to great, but via management I shrinked it to what I felt was the right size.

Now I want to add the not managed part of the disk to D.

How do I that ?.

Screenshot showing the present set up is attached

Is there any data on D?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

What I would do is move the data off of D: to delete it, then boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick C, select Resize, then grab partition with a left click and slide the whole C partition all the way to the left, click OK.

Now rightclick in Unallocated space and create/name a New D: logical partition for your data, OK. Apply all steps.

When partition finishes copying data over, you may need to boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair the MBR on Win7, since it has been moved into the preferred lower address of the HD: Startup Repair

If you are unable to copy the data off of D to do these steps, then we can give you steps using PW CD to move D and unallocated over to the far right, then copy C into the space made on the left side, which is the preferred lower address for the OS (closer to laser).

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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01 Jul 2010   #4
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
Hi.

I have installed Win 7 Ultimate on a harddisk, but I encountered, that I haven't done the partition correct.

The C partition was to great, but via management I shrinked it to what I felt was the right size.

Now I want to add the not managed part of the disk to D.

How do I that ?.

Screenshot showing the present set up is attached

Is there any data on D?
Code:
Yes, but never mind
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #5
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What I would do is move the data off of D: to delete it, then boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick C, select Resize, then grab partition with a left click and slide the whole C partition all the way to the left, click OK.

Now rightclick in Unallocated space and create/name a New D: logical partition for your data, OK. Apply all steps.

When partition finishes copying data over, you may need to boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair the MBR on Win7, since it has been moved into the preferred lower address of the HD: Startup Repair

If you are unable to copy the data off of D to do these steps, then we can give you steps using PW CD to move D and unallocated over to the far right, then copy C into the space made on the left side, which is the preferred lower address for the OS (closer to laser).

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Thanks for the nice information. I have made a partitio-wizard-use-bootable cd, and have used it.
Before this, I'm sure I have deleted the C partiton, that means to start over again.

Would it be adviceable to used the partiton boot cd to make the partitions?. I ask because I always reverse the install on the wrong -the biggest- partition.

I have taken a photo, that shows what I did using the wndows 7 ultimate 64 bit install cd.


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01 Jul 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Since you have deleted Win7 anyway and have nothing left on D, I would boot the Partition Wizard, select Wipe Disk on Disk tab to get the cleanest possible slate for your reinstall. One set of zeroes is fine.

Then you can repartition as you wish using Partition Wizard to create a Primary partition for Win7, Logical partition(s) for data.

Do you want to keep your data on a separate partition from Win7 so it is protected in it's own vault in case the OS won't start and requires reinstall? If so, then you need to make the Win7 partition large enough to install your programs.

Use this tutorial to put your User files on a separate partition after install: User Folders - Change Default Location

If for some reason you want the 100mb System Reserved partition, then make your partitions using the Win7 DVD Custom>Drive Options to Create New, then Format.

Always back up your files and a Win7 Backup Image externally as HD's can and do fail, but the maker's Diag/Repair CD full scan can also often save them from failing.
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01 Jul 2010   #7
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ;818408
Since you have deleted Win7 anyway and have nothing left on D, I would boot the Partition Wizard, select Wipe Disk on Disk tab to get the cleanest possible slate for your reinstall. One set of zeroes is fine.

Then you can repartition as you wish using Partition Wizard to create a Primary partition for Win7, Logical partition(s) for data.

Do you want to keep your data on a separate partition from Win7 so it is protected in it's own vault in case the OS won't start and requires reinstall. If so, then you need to make the Win7 partition large enough to install your programs.

Use this tutorial to put your User files on a separate partition after install: User Folders - Change Default Location

If for some reason you want the 100mb System Reserved partition, then make your partitions using the Win7 DVD Custom>Drive Options to Create New, then Format.
Hi gregrocker

Thannk for the reply, and valuable informations.
I will boot with the Partition Wizard, and wipe the disk.

I have a 160Gb SATA disk, that I want to give 30G for C, and the rest for D.

Is there a how to for using the Partition Wizard with respect to do it correct?.

Very nice on the 100mb system reserved partition.
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01 Jul 2010   #8
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

gregrocker.

To be honest it succeded today to install W7 Ultimate, as you can see from the screenshot here.
But I think I will follow your advice with the Partition Wizard tomorrow.

Later today I tested it, but I need some info on it. I formatted both the C and the D drive, and after ehen I would install W7U, I couldn't do it.
So I have to set me better in to the Part Wiz :-)


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01 Jul 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

What's the exact problem with install? It looks fine, although not sure you'll have enough space on C to install all programs.

You'll definitely need to place your User files on D as shown in this video: Data Partition

Here were the steps I prepared to partition using Partition Wizard if you really need to reinstall:
Quote:
Boot the PW CD, select 1 for Screen Res, From DIsk tab, select Wipe Disk, apply one set of zeros (about half hour on your HD), OK, Apply.

Now rightclick on the empty drive map, select Create, type in Partition Label "Windows 7 Ultimate," Create as: Primary, Drive Letter: C, grab right grey border slide to left to make partition size (suggest 50gb), doublecheck each setting, OK.

Now rightclick on empty space in drive map select Create, type in "Data" or such, Create as: Logical, Drive Letter: D, size as you wish, check over settings again, OK., Apply all steps.

Now boot the WIn7 DVD, select Custom install, choose the C: Windows 7 partition, use Custom drive options to apply format one more time, then Install.
Once you get it set up as you like and running perfectly, save a Win7 Backup Image externally and never have to reinstall again, just reimage the C: partition in 15 minutes using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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01 Jul 2010   #10
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

As mentioned, I formatted C and D partitions.
The I booted on the W7U DVD, but cold not get the install to initialize.

Yes the idea with D is also to place user files there.

Thanks for the link to the video.

Again many thanks for your great info, and as mentioned tomorrow I will
run over again :-)
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