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Solved Help with partition and multiboot


ujwalchhabra

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guys i'm running windwos XP and windows 7 in a multiboot settings....
i downloaded windows 8 consumer preview 32bit iso...
first thing is i need a partition so i shirinked my existing and made a unallocated space of 17GB..but windows isn't making it a volume...its saying maximum partitions already exist....here's the screen of it...



I don't need that 9 mb and system reserved and want that 17 GB unallocated one to be a partition..! guide me the way..! that g: with 12 gb is xp and c: is windows 7 and d: is my data ..i shrinked that volume to gain space...
But suddenly i thought i can remove that 9 mb partition by shrinking g: and will extend it but reverse happened that 2 gb that i shrinked from G: added in 17 gb unallocated...

Now i want a 17 gb partition for windows 8 and 2 gb back in g:....

i also want to know how to multiboot those 2 Os with windwos 8..!

Guide me////
 

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since the max number of primary partitions cannot exceed 4, and your hdd is a little on the small side, you will have to add the unallocated space back to the partition it is next to. I would jockey my data back to C and then use G or D for the 8 install....the system reserved is where your boot record is, you must keep it....you could do a virtual install of 8, but xp is kinda overkill...
 

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OMG no one knows here????how this come possible here????
and G: is xp drive...XP is installed in it..!i want win 8 and that 17gb part..!
and that 19gb to be furthur devided into a 17 gb which would be used for windows 8 and rest 2 gb would be addd to G:...!so can u help me to get this configuration?or with any 3rd party tool???
 

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Try right clik on G in Disk Management and select expand...no third party soft is going to give u what u want, u have to make a new plan that has a total of 4 partitions...
 

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ujwalchhabra

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OMG no one knows here????how this come possible here????
and G: is xp drive...XP is installed in it..!i want win 8 and that 17gb part..!
and that 19gb to be furthur devided into a 17 gb which would be used for windows 8 and rest 2 gb would be addd to G:...!so can u help me to get this configuration?or with any 3rd party tool???
nope it isn't showing
 

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ok dude..problem solved now i can teach u hw to acomplish that w/o erasing etc work...i indeed that 19gb partition splited into 17gb and 2 gb and added 2gb to g: and created the 17g partiotion w/o any data loose..u wanna learn?
 

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...so you now have a Dynamic Disk instead of a Primary/Logical partition?
 

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Could you post a screenshot of your disk management, I'm very curious to see it. :geek:
 

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ujwalchhabra

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u can see as that 19.53 gb unallocated was splitted in 2 parts one of 17gb and one of 2.53 and 2.53 was added in g: and 17 gb was created a new volume..!
 

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