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  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7

    Installation Win8 problem...


    Hello,
    I have a big problem.I have tried to install on my laptop window 8.The problem is that when i want to instal OS, i have found that i have 2 primary disks.i have deleted the C:, but there is also an error.It can't be installed becouse D: is also primary.Please suggest me how i can fix my problem without loosing information from D:

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    If you have two 2 primary disks, Physically disconnect D:

    If you have two 2 primary partitions, Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    This is the problem that i'm dealing with.please give an advice of how i can repair this without loosing my files from Disk D:
    P.S Sorry for the bad quality.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    This is the problem that i'm dealing with.please give an advice of how i can repair this without loosing my files from Disk D:
    P.S Sorry for the bad quality.Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Posts : 14
    win 7 and win 8

    Use Partition Wizzard


    If you have a working PC then download and make a Partition Wizzard boot CD.
    then boot from the CD, highlight the second primary partition and change it.
    It has a gui interface and is easy to get arround. Just remember to click on "apply" to make the changes.
    The "Home Edition" is freeware. Get it here, I've used it more then a few times this past week building a new i7 PC with Win8 and installing a SSD on my i5 pc
    Partition Manager Software, partition magic server and server partition software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    You should be able to remove the first two partitions during the install, then put Windows 8 in the unallocated space.

    I am assuming there is nothing you know of in the current System Partition you might need and D: is just a data partition.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    thank you a lot.i will reply when it's done.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How to use Drive Options.
    Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install - Windows 7 Support Forums
    With Windows 8 the System Reserved will be 350mb.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    win 7 and win 8


    The original poster didn't want to loose data on his second drive as I under stand it.

    Windows 8 will install into just one partition if it's already on the drive and you tell it to just like win 7.

    I find doing backups and images easier not having to mess with the system partition.
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