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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

04 Apr 2010   #190
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I agree Wolfgang. What has me stumped in that screenshot is how the first partition on that disk is a primary partition and the other 3 are dynamic on the same physical hard drive.


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05 Apr 2010   #191
HraHuuh

windows 7
 
 
partition

Thanks It helped. Now i have 3 primary and 1 dynamic. But now when i try to install xp, there arent any partitions. there reads only "There is no disk." Is it something wrong with my xp-install disk or..?


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09 Apr 2010   #192
bbrian017

Windows 7
 
 

amazing tutorial thanks so much!
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09 Apr 2010   #193
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HraHuuh View Post
Thanks It helped. Now i have 3 primary and 1 dynamic. But now when i try to install xp, there arent any partitions. there reads only "There is no disk." Is it something wrong with my xp-install disk or..?
I don't see a dynamic - where is it. A dynamic partition would show green, the light blue one is a simple partition.
Your XP installation problem may be a missing Sata driver problem.
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09 Apr 2010   #194
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello WHS,

He had dynamic partitions in his previous screenshot before this change, but I think he had just gotten logical and dynamic mixed up in the one above.
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09 Apr 2010   #195
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello WHS,

He had dynamic partitions in his previous screenshot before this change, but I think he had just gotten logical and dynamic mixed up in the one above.
OK, I see. The previous screenshot was weird anyhow. He must have converted the 3 to dynamic himself.
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09 Apr 2010   #196
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, I'm still not sure how he had one primary and 3 dynamic partitions/volumes on the same physical disk.
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13 Apr 2010   #197
provlima

 
 
Finally moved an unmovable file but new problem came up

After several weeks of trying, following the instructions/advice found here, I had been unable to accomplish shrinking my C volume after several weeks of frustration with PerfectDisk.

Following a suggestion in another forum I by used the freeware MyDefrag and it was able to move files that Perfect Disk couldn't and shrink C by 6 GB

I hope that I will be able to shrink C more, but now I have encountered a new problem!

When I shrunk my C volume using Windows 7 (after using MyDefrag) it created a 6GB unallocated “black” partition to the right of the C partition, and to the left of my logical “blue” D partition.
When I tried to extend my logical blue D partition by right clicking the logical D partition the “extend volume” option is greyed out.
Is there a way I could get around this to add the unallocated 6GB to the blue logical D partition??
Thanks for your help!!
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13 Apr 2010   #198
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Partition Wizard can do that. Windows cannot do it if the free space is to the left. But is D your factory recovery partition. If yes, I do not understand why you would want to increase the size.
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13 Apr 2010   #199
provlima

 
 
to clarify...

"C" is the original drive from which I created the logical partition "F" after using your advice. Now I am trying to combine the Unallocated space with the F logical partition

What would happen if I deleted the F partition (I have it backed up)??

Would I then get a larger unallocated partition comprising of the space on F
plus the 6gb "unallocated" space??

If so could this new unallocated partition be made into a new "F" partition??

Thank you guys you have been very helpful!


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