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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Delete

13 Aug 2010   #60
KmD

Windows 7
 
 
Already have 3 primary drives...

Hi

I want to make a dual boot with windows 7 and XP. But when i create a new drive, it's logical and not primary. Apparently because there already are three primary drives. The problem is, that i can't delete them!

How to i solve this?!

I've tried both methods as listed above plus the partition wizard manager-thing.. and i'm able to to it from there, but it says that i might not be able to boot if i do.




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13 Aug 2010   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello KmD, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can still install a OS on a logical partition the same as you would on a primary though.

When you delete a partition, it becomes Unallocated space as you see in your Disk Management screenshot above. To get rid of the unallocated space, you would then need to extend the C: drive into all of the unallocated space to have it all added back to the C: drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Aug 2010   #62
KmD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello KmD, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can still install a OS on a logical partition the same as you would on a primary though.

When you delete a partition, it becomes Unallocated space as you see in your Disk Management screenshot above. To get rid of the unallocated space, you would then need to extend the C: drive into all of the unallocated space to have it all added back to the C: drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you very much. So there's no difference of using a primary drive or a logical drive?

But the system recovery thing on 10 gb... can't i move it to an external hard drive instead?

Oh and btw - the last you're writing is not a problem at all. I'm going to make the unallocated space into a new partition where i'm going to install my XP... the only problem is, that i'm not able to make it primary due to the fact that there already are three primary drives.
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13 Aug 2010   #63
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

good one brink..
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13 Aug 2010   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

KmD,

I would recommend to not touch your recovery partition. This is what is used to do a factory restore with to reinstall Windows 7 with. If you mess with it, you may lose the ability to reinstall Windows 7.

You will be able to install XP on the new logical partition just the same as a primary partition.


Bagavan,

Thank you.
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13 Aug 2010   #65
KmD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
KmD,

I would recommend to not touch your recovery partition. This is what is used to do a factory restore with to reinstall Windows 7 with. If you mess with it, you may lose the ability to reinstall Windows 7.

You will be able to install XP on the new logical partition just the same as a primary partition.


Bagavan,

Thank you.

Okay thanks.. I'll see what i can do.
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13 Aug 2010   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome KmD. Pleae let us know how it went.
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15 Aug 2010   #67
KmD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome KmD. Pleae let us know how it went.
Well i figured out how to make a fourth primary drive - through the partition wizard.

Now i'm stuck here: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

My comment is on the link
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15 Aug 2010   #68
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KmD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome KmD. Pleae let us know how it went.
Well i figured out how to make a fourth primary drive - through the partition wizard.

Now i'm stuck here: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

My comment is on the link


Hello KmD.


All of Option One has just been added to show how to accomplish this.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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15 Aug 2010   #69
KmD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KmD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome KmD. Pleae let us know how it went.
Well i figured out how to make a fourth primary drive - through the partition wizard.

Now i'm stuck here: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

My comment is on the link


Hello KmD.


All of Option One has just been added to show how to accomplish this.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
Hi!

Good idea - the more of these guides the better. And if it's possible to simplify them, it's worth doing it. At least in respect of newbies like me!
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