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You will have to borrow a USB CD writer or DVD writer for this, however. The partition is mounted and modifying a mounted partition is DANGEROUS. This installs the boot manager IN the Windows 7 partition and after this Windows 7 boots fine. March 15, 2008 Suresh Joel Worked great for me but … I lost my system restore points. navigate here

Boot off the GParted cd, and you will see your hard drives in the drop-down list. Something about my startup options (on Vista) got changed/corrupted. errors GALORE!, i tried recovery mode, used CHKDSK /R at the console! Shannon VanWagner GNU/Linux Enthusiast and IT Professional December 5, 2008 Krishna Thanks Shannon for the inputs will browse thru the links & try partitioning during the coming days. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-7-not-genuine-post-gparted-partition-resize-505639.html

tell your friends!! My boot drive was F, so I followed codehydro's instructions and after setting all the drives and rebooting, Windows came up activated as before. Which reminds me, if you're bored: http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html All the best, Mark. 08-12-2010, 09:38 PM #7 OldGrayGary TSF Team Emeritus Microsoft Visiting Expert Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Woodland

Another go at the repair function had it scanning the partition without finding any error at all. For example if Win7 is 50GB and you shrink it to 20GB, your disk will have a 20GB Windows 7 Partition, and 30GB of "unallocated space". Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices Right click on 'MountedDevices' choose Export Save to c:\ Select all the data inside on the right hand pane except the first one Right click and choose Delete August 22, 2008 Dennis Gearopn So steve, you'll go out and buy a usb external drive and backup your data, right? :-) It was an expensive lesson for me - I

Especially when doing complex operations (copy,resize) I advise you to take it one step at a time. Best of luck . . . This allowed me to shrink the partition all the way down to 50GB. To repair the Master Boot Record of the boot disk: fixmbr To write a new partition boot sector to the system partition: fixboot To rebuild the boot.ini

I only had to assing some driveletters to the new partitions and Vista lived happily. but just wait That would be my advice as well. And yes.. Thank you!

And to your previous post, if your laptop has a USB drive you can use unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) to create a Live USB stick, which has all the functionality of the Live More Bonuses When you are done, click the Resize/Move button. That is why you will need to use a Live "session" to use GParted to modify your Ubuntu partition while it is not "mounted" (or "in use", basically). Hope that helps!!

Please refer to the GParted live manual Tips on Booting GParted Live. 21: How can I fix missing or lost partitions on Intel-based Mac OS X? http://tcdownload.org/windows-7/windows-7-upgrade-for-windows-xp-question.html How many times can disk be parititioned ? I am pretty sure it could, without any of these additional tools to so.. Good luck!

November 20, 2008 jd2066 @Mr Lazy: If you have an actual Vista install CD with the computer then it will work. For more information view event log (0x81000202)" I am able to start the VSS service but when I try "vssadmin list shadowstorage", it says "No items found that satisfy the query". This problem can be caused when the BIOS indicates that a floppy drive is present, but no physical floppy drive is installed. http://tcdownload.org/windows-7/windows-7-genuine-windows-notification.html get all my stuff back from the external hd..

Edit: is this what you used? You'll probably need a 4GB stick. http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?id=431 also helped a lot though.

To me that seems like a potential waste of 20GB.

Once it's done it will reboot, and you'll have Vista back up and running again! After reboot, I got the blank screen. i. I have backed up my C partition using Seagate's ‘DiskWizard', and I am now going to just restore over the good data with the backup.

Well now these programs are looking for C: when the programs (and your copy of 7 is on "D:") these programs can't find other files. The same goes for copy, resize etc.... 3. Then again, I found this *after* borking my install. weblink Wednesday, April 08, 2015 11:11 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote A variation of codehydro solution worked for me...

current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list. If you need Windows for a particular program, fire up the VM, do your thing and shut down the virtual. I seem to remember starting about WinXP, the last MB or so of a drive is used to store some additional information, without doing anything to allocate it to any partitions. Everything works fine.

Worked brilliantly. I probably should have used Gparted initially to shrink my partitions. The system recover options dialog will show up, and will ask you if you want to Repair and restart, which we do. After that the install went great (on an HP DV6000 series lappy). (found this site thru google.

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