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Removing win7 from dual boot

  1. #11


    Lincoln UK
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    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    Just a note - As an alternative to the Windows disc management facility you can always also try Partition manager free edition.

    be aware to back up any existing data before extending/removing or creating partitions!


    Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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  2. #12


    If you have unallocated partition, you should be able to extend the win8 partition.Click image for larger version
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  3. #13


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    it says:

    Apply pending changes?
    Note: We strongly recommend you turn off Power Saving feature on your computer and close all other applications before you apply the pending changes.
    How to disable it

    @brummyfan

    Extend is gray. Unable to click.

    here's screenshot:

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  4. #14


    Your unallocated space is on the left side of Win8 partition, the unallocated space should be on the right side of the win8 partition, you can only extend with another third party utility mentioned by Cookieman.
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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    Software cookieman suggested can't extend the partition. It says that the partition is in use.
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  6. #16


    Follow the procedure in the link and see whether it helps:How to Merge Partitions in Windows 7/Vista both 32 Bit and 64 Bit?
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  7. #17


    Lincoln UK
    Posts : 155
    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64


    Unless anyone has other solutions then you could also try PartedMagic (free Software)

    This is downloadable as a bootable ISO from which you can burn to disc and then boot your computer independently of the operating system so the drives you want to change will not be locked or in use.

    Parted Magic Home page >> start

    As always - be aware to back up any existing data before extending/removing or creating partitions!
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Mirac? Are you AWARE that Windows 8 will expire soon? I find it doesn't behoove you to delete Windows 7 (If already done, oh well).
    From what I have read at the MSDN Windows 8 forum, there still in doubt that with the number of WDP being used already if MS will
    make it a totally open beta. LOOKING like to get it, you will need a MSDN membership to be 100% guaranteed to test it out when released in February. (Note: Microsoft has been overwhelmed by the response to the Developers Preview).
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  10. #20



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Mirac? Are you AWARE that Windows 8 will expire soon? I find it doesn't behoove you to delete Windows 7 (If already done, oh well).
    From what I have read at the MSDN Windows 8 forum, there still in doubt that with the number of WDP being used already if MS will
    make it a totally open beta. LOOKING like to get it, you will need a MSDN membership to be 100% guaranteed to test it out when released in February. (Note: Microsoft has been overwhelmed by the response to the Developers Preview).
    No need for hurry, microsoft has set the expiration date to windows 8 DP to april 2012, so you'll have plenty of time to use win8 even if you never get the beta.

    EDIT: At least build 8102
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