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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7

  1. #40


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robert66
    Well it worked I guess but a strange thing happened, there is no 350MB system reserved after I resized the Windows 8.1 partition,
    it is 100mb system reserved + (C ) 126MB with two hidden folders "$RECYCLE.BIN" and "System Volume Information"
    How did you make the 126mb partition?

    You could delete the partition & add to the 100mb partition.

    I didn't ,paragon did it on it's own after i deleted W7 completely and resized W8.1.

    So how do I add that 126MB to the 100MB partition? If u don't mind can u describe it somehow m8

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  2. #41


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


    Quote Originally Posted by robert66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robert66
    Well it worked I guess but a strange thing happened, there is no 350MB system reserved after I resized the Windows 8.1 partition,
    it is 100mb system reserved + (C ) 126MB with two hidden folders "$RECYCLE.BIN" and "System Volume Information"
    How did you make the 126mb partition?

    You could delete the partition & add to the 100mb partition.

    I didn't ,paragon did it on it's own after i deleted W7 completely and resized W8.1.

    So how do I add that 126MB to the 100MB partition? If u don't mind can u describe it somehow m8
    Step 4. Delete & Extend.
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  3. #42


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robert66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    How did you make the 126mb partition?

    You could delete the partition & add to the 100mb partition.

    I didn't ,paragon did it on it's own after i deleted W7 completely and resized W8.1.

    So how do I add that 126MB to the 100MB partition? If u don't mind can u describe it somehow m8
    Step 4. Delete & Extend.

    Thanks m8 for this useful tutorial and for the time , it's all right now.
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  4. #43


    Posts : 22
    win8


    Hello, My scenario may be slightly different depending on what "System_Drv" means for one of my partitions. The tutorial stated that there must be a "Microsoft System Reserved Partition". My laptop is a Leonovo, so it has its built in recovery partition, Lenovo_Recovery. Maybe that is why my smaller partition is labeled System_driv? Or is that the same thing as the MS reserved partition?
    Click image for larger versionHow do I proceed? thanks.
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  5. #44


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Hello, My scenario may be slightly different depending on what "System_Drv" means for one of my partitions. The tutorial stated that there must be a "Microsoft System Reserved Partition". My laptop is a Leonovo, so it has its built in recovery partition, Lenovo_Recovery. Maybe that is why my smaller partition is labeled System_driv? Or is that the same thing as the MS reserved partition?
    Click image for larger versionHow do I proceed? thanks.
    As you have Windows 8 a Logical partition, I would back up your DATA & do a clean install of Windows 8.
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  6. #45


    Posts : 22
    win8


    Ah, yes. Thank you.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 22
    win8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    As you have Windows 8 a Logical partition, I would back up your DATA & do a clean install of Windows 8.
    I guess my concern is not getting access to the drivers for my Lenovo x220 convertible tablet. With a clean install I may not be able to use the Lenovo Software Updater to automatically get the right touch-screen drivers, etc. since the harddrive will have been whipped clean.
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  8. #47


    Posts : 26
    Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I guess my concern is not getting access to the drivers for my Lenovo x220 convertible tablet. With a clean install I may not be able to use the Lenovo Software Updater to automatically get the right touch-screen drivers, etc. since the harddrive will have been whipped clean.
    You might consider backing up your windows 8 partition data, deleting windows 8 and doing an upgrade over your windows 7 partition
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  9. #48


    Posts : 22
    win8


    Gilgamesh: thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I went into win 7 and wiped and merged the win 8 partition into win 7 so I have not win 8 partition data.
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  10. #49


    Posts : 26
    Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    warning   Warning
    You will need to have the Microsoft System Reserved Partition.

    Is there a way of doing this if you don't have the Microsoft System Reserved Partition?
    I used to have a triple boot of Vista, Win7, and Win 8 and I decided to retire Vista and deleted its partition while making Win 7 the boot partition. Big mistake as my system became unbootable and Win7 and Win8 repairs wouldn't work. So I had to do fresh installs of Win7 and Win8 .
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