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Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
0
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2answers
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Cannot shrink C: Partition beyond 297 MB

What I am trying to accomplish is to shrink my C drive by 50 GB and make that 50 GB into a new partition to install windows 8 on. In Disk Management it shows I have Disk 0 with 4 partitions : ...
2
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0answers
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Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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votes
1answer
54 views

What are system, active and boot partitions in terms of microsoft? [duplicate]

I decided to reinstall Windows, but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I appeared to doubt which partition to choose. There were System Reserved partition and partition ...
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votes
1answer
36 views

What is MSR partition? [duplicate]

I was trying to reinstall windows but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I stumbled upon this MSR partition I knew nothing about. What is it for? Am I to delete it or leave ...
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votes
1answer
53 views

What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Grub4dos Recovery Partition

In many attempts to find a tutorial on creating a recovery partition many had only partly been what I was looking for. The closest I've found is this tutorial The problem I'm having with this ...
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votes
2answers
32 views

Recovery Partition volume gone missing?

Today, after I restarted my computer, I realise that I have a missing drive in My Computer screen. Although I don't access it all the time, I remember very clearly that there is a Recovery (D:) drive ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

Gparted reduce C drive from unused space only

I have two questions (1). The C drive has 130 GB space, 64 GB used and 66 unused. So if I resize C drive to 100 GB, the 30 GB will be removed from 66 GB only right and not from 64 GB? (2). There are ...
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votes
1answer
35 views

What is the maximum number of partitions I can create in WindowsXp?

I know that I can create up to 24 partitions (C to Z), can we create more? and how? Thanks.
0
votes
0answers
9 views

need the debug commands for deleting partitions on a pc woth no OS

I am having some trouble with my laptop.. I had win 7 64 vit preinstalled and ubantu 12.04 LTS recently installed. my sister says she did something on win 7. according to her, she accidentally deleted ...
0
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2answers
36 views

Batch File - Know if disk is partitioned or not

I am working on Winpe environment, how to get informations if the disk 0 is partitioned or not to launch specific commands on each case i have tried this, but how to get this works properly in a batch ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format?

I own a WD Elements 3TB external hard drive (WDBAAU0030HBK-01) which I disassembled and converted into an internal SATA drive. When I did that I partitioned the drive after installing it in my ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

Windows 7 Repair using installation DISK say 0 MB on the system drive

Last Night due to some reason or so my laptop with windows 7 SP 1 64 Bit crashed. I get the blue screen every time I try to boot in. So I decided to repair it using the Installation media. Now , I am ...
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votes
1answer
27 views

how to delete a system partition

I tried searching hours without any success. I have a multi-boot machine (a laptop) with Win 8, Win 7, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and OpenSuse installed. Around 2 years ago, the first OS I installed was Win ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

USB with multiple partitions including Ubuntu Live

I wonder of my requirements below are possible. If not, feel free to answer it based on facts why it's impossible thanks. I'd like to have my 32GB Usb stick to be the ultimate fix usb containing the ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Cannot create new volume from unallocated space

I installed Windows 7 ultimate, and I installed it on C partition, but I left a huge amount of unallocated space (490Gb). Now, I want to create simple storage partition, but I cannot do it with Disk ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

Windows 32x64 custom Program files folder

I am running Windows(8.1) 32 bit and I have my disc partitioned to several logical discs. 1 for OS, 1 for data and 1 for applications. Haven't been able to find answer to my question: Can I do the ...
0
votes
2answers
174 views

windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows 8.1

I have a ASUS R500A notebook.Original OS is Windows 7 64bit.Few days ago I tried to Install Windows 8.1 64 bit version.But it failed & error message is, windows cannot be installed on this ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

How to save Lenovo Ideapad Flexbook with a 1234F command prompt and boot issues

I got a little bit overzealous when trying to make my Windows 8.1 Ideapad dual boot Linux and now I'm afraid I'm about to lose 2 whole OS's worth of mission-critical data. Here's what happened: I ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Partition does not have a volume

When I run DiskPart, I have a Disk 0 and a Disk 1. On Disk 0 there are 3 partitions. Partition 3 has a size of 238 GB. When I run List Volume there is not a matching volume with a size of 238 GB. ...
6
votes
3answers
301 views

Is it possible to boot Windows 8.1 without its own bootmanager?

I have been trying to come up with an easier way of installing Windows and Linux dual booting on my laptop, not necessarily in that order. What we generally have to do is install Windows first, and ...
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votes
2answers
53 views

UEFI: how to force windows to use only 1 partition?

on my old computer that used the good old BIOS, this is how i setup my partitions using gparted on a linux livecd: create partition table format MBR (msdos) create primary NTFS partition created ...
2
votes
1answer
139 views

Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument?

I'm trying to delete a partition on a UFD using Diskpart. I am running it through an elevated CMD prompt. But the problem is it reports that I am using an invalid argument. Please see the log below. ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Block/hide partition for Windows

I have a notebook w/ Win8.1 installed, and Linux alongside it in it's own partition.(duh) The thing is, I don't want the Windows system to be able to put crap on the Linux partition. I'd like to set ...
1
vote
2answers
23 views

Vista drive letters

'I have a 750gb hdd, split in 3 partitions, c (windows xp onboard), k, and m. I installed vista in m, and when in vista, the windows file (vista's) is called c, the xp's d, and the other one was e ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

External drive formatted as NTFS does not mount in Windows

I have an external usb drive that has worked for a while now. I've been using it as a backup drive for deja-dup on Ubuntu and as a filehistory drive on Windows 8.1. After a while, when I booted back ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

After repartitioning, one partition now uses two drive letters

On the following image, the same partition gets displayed twice but with difference drive letters: I launched Disk Management and I don't see the same: How can I get rid of the duplicate drive? ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How do I convert my windows partition to a kvm virtual machine on Fedora?

I have a single hard drive with a windows partition and a fedora 19 partition. Is it possible to use a tool (e.g. virt-p2v) to convert the windows installation into a virtual machine on Fedora? Disk ...
0
votes
3answers
88 views

Windows shows only 29GB of HDD available on a new laptop?

I bought new Fujitsu Ultrabook, that has a space of 500 GB, but my C-Drive is showing 29 GB only, I don't know what is the issue. I went to the disk management, there I found 2 disk, disk 0 basic ...
6
votes
4answers
701 views

If you only run one OS, is Partitioning worth it? [closed]

Traditionally, I've always setup a system partition and a Data partition. I'm just about to setup a new server (Windows Server 2012 R2), and while wondering how big I should make the system partition, ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Dual-booting Kali Linux and Windows 7, error with file: “\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr”

I have tried to install Kali Linux 1.0.6 alongside my current OS - Windows 7 64 bit. I have a Dell computer, with SSD hard drive only (256 GB). At first I tried installing Kali a few times and made a ...
0
votes
3answers
44 views

How do I partition a single hard drive in Linux Fedora so I can dual boot?

I've set up a Linux server that I spent a lot of time on. Now that said Linux server will be used less frequently, I'd like to partition the hard drive, so that I may install Windows Server on it, for ...
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votes
2answers
61 views

What is the best format to format a hard-drive to [closed]

OK my question is what is the best format for a hard-drive. When I say best a mean: Compatibility with other OS other than windows. Ability for file compression and de-fragmenting. Speed and ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Windows 7 partition problems

Some time ago I had installed on my PC Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 and used to dual-boot them. After a while tho I had to reinstall Windows 7 ( after that the boot only showed the windows options, so I ...
0
votes
2answers
66 views

Constantly running out of space with nothing installed

I'm running out of space on C:. Problem is I have deleted EVERYTHING. I don't understand where the space has gone. It's like it doesn't "regenerate" when I delete files. I've uninstalled Visual ...
2
votes
5answers
1k views

Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

my recovery partition is half the size of my hard drive and can't access it

Just got a new all-in-one pc with Windows 8 and below is an image of my disk management screen. how do I format it so I can use it as a data drive? Or, can I combine it with boot partition? I've done ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

How can I create a bootable windows install partition on an existing formatted drive?

Plenty of simple tutorials on making a usb drive bootable and using the windows usb dvd download tool to copy over the windows installer, but they all require me to format the entire device. How can ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Merge non contiguous partitions

Bbought a new laptop, but it came with the following partitioning scheme (an unholy mess, IMHO): I want to merge OS(C:) and DATA(F:) with out damaging the rest. Is this possible?
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vote
3answers
51 views

Is it possible to extend a drive virtually into another?

Right now, I'm using my small SSD for my Windows 7 system. I have a larger 1TB secondary disk for storage. Is it possible to expand the SSD into a partition of the secondary disk so that the OS thinks ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Unable to See Partition While Installing Windows XP

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a 500 GB HDD that had three partitions and am looking to combine into one so I can re-distribute the space and reinstall WinXP and W7 for a ...
1
vote
0answers
139 views

Windows 8.1 boot error

I tried to install linux on a second partition of my hardrive, and now I can no longer boot into either system. The error I get when booting is: The Boot Configuration for your PC is missing or ...
1
vote
3answers
84 views

Why is my NTFS parition full when it's not?

My D: drive of 137GB (NTFS) would appear to be full, but I personally disagree. This are the reasons I disagree with reality: Selecting all files and viewing their properties, it says 43.4GB size ...
1
vote
1answer
310 views

Completely Remove Dual-boot and Install Linux Mint

Currently, I am running a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 (EFI) and Linux Mint 16 Petra. I would like to remove both partitions and start again with a fresh distro of Linux Mint..I am going through the ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

How do I install an operating system on a hard drive then copy it to a new drive? [duplicate]

I have a computer with only one harddrive but I have a spare harddrive that I can temporarily use. I can't format my computers harddrive because I still need to use the operating system every day and ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Can't run Windows 7 after install

When I installed Windows 7, I wanted to do a clean install. I deleted all the partitions, and created 1 new partition on it. Then I installed Windows. When the Windows installer is done, Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Install Windows from CentOS?

I am working on a virtual machine and I can start it or power it off any time, boot from cd-drom. Now the problem is they only have Linux OS and I would like to install Windows, something like dual ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Can a Windows 7 disk repair Windows 8?

I expanded the C drive on a Windows 8 HDD and get a error message now saying that it is unable to boot. The OS was pre-installed and I forgot to create a .iso backup of the Windows 8 OS. Would a USB ...