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Help with dual booting

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 7

    Help with dual booting


    i got all of it, and know what to do.. Problem is, whenever im looking for a partition to place the windows 8 source setup on , it cant find my partition which i have created.Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version

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    Format it and try again. Still a good idea to do a "quick" reformat when you are in the installation process
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    Windows 8 Enterprise x64


    as I see you don't have another partition crated... you only have the Getaway and System reserved ones... You have to crate a new partition from the 29.77GB of unallocated space and then it will recognize it
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello all,

    The problem may be that the HDD has 3 primary partitions. Depending on how the 29.77 GB "unallocated space" was created, it may not work until you use the tutorial below to make it a logical partition first.

    Partition / Extended : Logical Drives - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,

    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I had the same problem when I set mine up. I had 3 primary's and the install would not see the "unallocated". I created a Logical partition from the "unallocated" space and it worked great.

    Jim
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