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How can I reclaim a no-longer-needed partition?

To make a long story short, I created a partition (Drive E) that I no longer need. I would like to reclaim that unused space. How can I do so? My OS is Windows 8 RC Build 8400; currently downloading ...
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1answer
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Moving a bootable partition

I would like to extend a secondary bootable partition leftward (not possible). To do so, I'm considering taking the following steps: Booting from the primary partition Backing up the files from ...
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How do you get rid of the limit of partitions on the C drive?

I am trying to dual run Windows 8 and7. I read somewhere that to do this you need to make a separate partition on the C drive. When I do this I get this error message You cannot create a new ...
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1answer
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windows 8 on external drive: how to make a volume bootable?

I want to install Windows 8 Release preview on an external drive. When I selected a partition from my external HD, it displayed Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Setup does not support ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview doesn't boot off a DVD of GParted

I have a Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation on my desktop computer. It's been running pretty well, except for a few issues that are not related by a long shot. Until now. I wanted to install ...
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0answers
138 views

Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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2answers
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I need to partition my drive for a dual boot

I am preparing for the Customer Preview for Windows 8 and I would like to have both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my computer (dual booting). However, I Don't want to lose my current data on Windows 7. ...
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1answer
153 views

When I plug in a USB with windows 8 dev to an xp machine and restart it won't install

I've installed windows 8 on a blank machine and it worked. Now I'm trying t dual boot Windows 8 on my XP computer. I plug in the USB with the ISO and then restart my computer but when I do my computer ...
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1answer
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Planning VHD-based laptop install

I am about to take delivery of a new laptop with a 750GB HDD. I will be using Win7 as the base OS (as a "real" installation, direct to the tin). The base install will probably have Visual Studio ...
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1answer
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Windows cannot install to GPT?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 onto a 500GB SATA (Seagate Barracuda ES.2) drive. I have downloaded Windows 8 Developer preview x64 onto a USB stick and I can't install it on a NTFS partition I ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Developer Preview doesn't like my partitioning skills

I installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on my laptop. That was not the brightest idea I've had. Yesterday morning: It had Windows 7 using ~197 GB, Ubuntu using ~70 GB, Fedora using ~29 GB, a funky ...
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Partitioning dual boot: Windows 7 and Windows 8

I have new HP EliteBook 2760p and I am trying to create two bootable partitions, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows 8. I now have HP Windows 7 Pro install disks. I am new to Windows. I am trying ...