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Removing win7 from dual boot

  1. #51


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    when i open Computer, I have:
    Original Windows, External hard disk, System reserved and Temporary Windows

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  2. #52


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I forget to specify if better have the screenshot of Windows disk management to see its status.

    On easeus it is stated as boot means a bad news to you. Means that win 8 is booting from there and you won't mess up with it (as you can see that the win 8 drive is marked as none? How can that happen anyway? Win 8 taking 27 GB drive as system boot drive instead of merging it to system reserve drive or the win 8 drive.

    Is the system reserve exposed when you open the windows explorer? as I see it having drive letter "K"
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  3. #53


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Well I think I might come up with a painful solution.

    You'd better backup your data. Reinstalling WDP by deleting all partition and take 60 to 70 GB space (or less) for windows and take care of the rest of the partition when you finish installing it. Easeus will do.

    Sorry for that mess, Mirac7
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  4. #54


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Mirac? You can ALMOST read that partition table(s) LoL
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  5. #55


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    how can i add partition to boot menu?
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  6. #56


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Partition Magic is probably the easiest way, and you won't lose anything either.
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  7. #57


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    I thought that Partition magic isn't compatible with anything newer than xp.
    I have already copied windows partition to beggining of hdd. How to set to boot from it? Can't I do it with msconfig or some other built-in windows tool?
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  8. #58



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Linux mint? it does have a pretty good partition manager built in. just download the newest one, and burn it to a disc, linux can be booted from disc, and no installation is required.
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  9. #59


    Solo.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Mirac7.
    Did you spare around 100 MB at the beginning of unallocated partition before moving the windows partition?
    Maybe you can also use the copy partition wizard on Easeus to move your boot drive there (without adding letter).
    But I'm not sure it will fit that space as on your previous post I saw the boot manager sit on 27GB drive.
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  10. #60


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    After copying windows partition, I've followed some instructions and now my computer won't start! I had to use my phone to post this. I just need one startup. I can't download another copy of Win8 and I don't have it on disc. How to start the computer? Help out quickly please!!!
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