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Windows 7: windows 7 in recovey partition

03 Feb 2011   #1
dthomas101

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 
windows 7 in recovey partition

okay so my friend has a notebook that originally had vista 64bit on drive c os the school that he is attending upgraded him to windows 7 32bit in the recovery partition of his hardrive. not sure why or how but it is now full cannot load any programs and computer is how can i fix this? or can i


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03 Feb 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Are you saying that a Win7 upgrade was mistakenly installed over the Recovery partition, so that it is now in a Dual Boot with Vista?

Please post back a screenshot of the full Disk Management drive map and listings so we can take a closer look. Tell us what is on each drive. Use the Snipping Tool in Start Menu to take a rectangular snip, attach it using paper clip in reply box.

If Win7 is performing satisfactorily, we may be able to help you surgically remove Vista with free Partition Wizard bootable CD, then resize Win7 into it's space. But we need to see the snip to know for sure.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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03 Feb 2011   #3
dthomas101

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 
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i dont think it was an accident the people who did this just wanted to rig this to work as vista is or was 64bit and windows 7 is the 32bit version.


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04 Feb 2011   #4
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The simple solution is to shrink the Vista drive from the LEFT by , say 20 gb.

Then extend the 7 drive to the right by the same amount.

PW free boot disc will do that. You will need to update bcd after that - just one run of startup repair from 7 install dvd/recovery disc will do it.

The issue you have is there is not much free space on the Vista drive either.

Can he get rid of any thing he doesn't want off the Vista drive (restore points are worth looking at ), or move some stuff to an external drive.
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04 Feb 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dthomas101 View Post
i dont think it was an accident the people who did this just wanted to rig this to work as vista is or was 64bit and windows 7 is the 32bit version.
If he wants to keep Vista, then follow SIW2's advice to boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, righclick C to Resize, drag left grey border to the right by as much space as you want to add to D, OK.

Next rightclick D to Resize, drag right grey border to the right to take up the space you just resized from C, OK, Apply all steps.

If he wants to get rid of vista, follow the tutorial I posted earlier substituting Vista for XP. Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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04 Feb 2011   #6
dthomas101

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

okay so i like the idea of reallocating space i have shrunk c partition as seen in picture but cannot extend d partition as its not shown in command prompt. i am unable to just move the grey bars and in disk management it doesnt give me the option to expand the d drive just the c drive. any ideas?


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04 Feb 2011   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you will find the previous posts suggested using Partition Wizard to shrink the vista drive from the LEFT - nothing to do with Disk Management.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly ...
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04 Feb 2011   #8
dthomas101

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

sorry thats what i meant downloading now
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04 Feb 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

No prob, the steps are given here:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If he wants to keep Vista, then follow SIW2's advice to boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD

First rightclick C to Resize, drag left grey border to the right by as much space as you want to add to D, OK.

Next rightclick D to Resize, drag right grey border to the right to take up the space you just resized from C, OK, Apply all steps.

If he wants to get rid of vista, follow the tutorial I posted earlier substituting Vista for XP. Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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05 Feb 2011   #10
dthomas101

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

just wanted to say thank you for your help the partitions are now working properly and its up and running again thanks alot
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