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Windows 7: HD partitions?

28 Apr 2011   #1
dardanus

Win 7
 
 
HD partitions?

Hello

I've been trying to partition my hard drive to install a second OS but I already have 4 partitions on my HD: One partition named "BOOT"(C:\), one OEM recovery partition(D:\) and two hidden partitions --> screenshots in attachement(made using easeus partition master)
I have enough room on C:\ to create a new partition but I will need to delete/merge at least one partition: Is this possible, if yes witch one should I remove/merge

Note: I do have a second, external HD but it is conected via USB2.0 and windows won't allow me to install it there.

Thanks in advance
Bavo Luysterborg




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28 Apr 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



Have a look at Method Two of this tutorial at the first link below, I would use the Partition Wizard Boot Disk (PWBD) and nothing else, I would not trust any other software to do this; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives


First download the PWBD ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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30 Apr 2011   #3
dardanus

Win 7
 
 

Nice tutorial

I managed to partition my HD and succesfully installed windows 8(build 7955)

Thanks for your help
dardanus
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30 Apr 2011   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Easeus can do the same job - I think you need the pro version for that tho.
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30 Apr 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dardanus View Post
Nice tutorial

I managed to partition my HD and succesfully installed windows 8(build 7955)

Thanks for your help
dardanus
Question: Is that worth having and from where did you download it.
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30 Apr 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dardanus View Post
Nice tutorial

I managed to partition my HD and succesfully installed windows 8(build 7955)

Thanks for your help
dardanus
Question: Is that worth having and from where did you download it.

Here you go Wolfgang


Windows 8 - 7955 Leaked
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30 Apr 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Ted. Did you try it and is it worth the bother.
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30 Apr 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Ted. Did you try it and is it worth the bother.

Seems pretty stable to me so far, it's worth a play!


If you boot it on real hardware put it on a Logical drive.
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30 Apr 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again dardanus, thanks mate; glad I could help and thanks for the update.
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30 Apr 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Ted. Did you try it and is it worth the bother.

Seems pretty stable to me so far, it's worth a play!


If you boot it on real hardware put it on a Logical drive.
If any, I would put it into vBox - although I saw that there seems to be a problem with the Guest additions.
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