WINDOWS 7 Disk Management


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wgd.roaming

Good evening ~ Would like to split/partition disk into 3 parts, one
for Win 7, one for XP and one for Linux.

Starting out w/Hm Prem. Cannot find Admininstrative Tools, which I
understand will take me to Disk Management where partitioning SW is
available.

Pls, what am I missing?

Thank You

Wayne
 
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John Williamson

Good evening ~ Would like to split/partition disk into 3 parts, one
for Win 7, one for XP and one for Linux.

Starting out w/Hm Prem. Cannot find Admininstrative Tools, which I
understand will take me to Disk Management where partitioning SW is
available.

Pls, what am I missing?
Open Control Panel. Change View by Small Icons (Setting at top right of
window.)

You will now see Administrative tools. Open that, then Computer
Management, then Storage management.

Otherwise, open the System and Security category, and it's in there,
inside Administrative tools.

The recommended installation order is XP, then Windows 7, then Linux, by
the way.
 
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Vic RR Garcia

Good evening ~ Would like to split/partition disk into 3 parts, one
for Win 7, one for XP and one for Linux.

Starting out w/Hm Prem. Cannot find Admininstrative Tools, which I
understand will take me to Disk Management where partitioning SW is
available.

Pls, what am I missing?
Everything !!!!!!!!!!!
Just quit while you are ahead and your system still works.

You want to install XP and Linux, along with Win 7, re-partitioning your
'LIVE' HDD to make space....
And you do not even know how to start 'Disk Management' ??????

Do you really want to mess-up your computer that badly ?????

BTW, it does start the same way as in XP or Vista:
right-click 'My Computer' > Manage > Disk Management
or
Start > all programs >administrative tools > computer management > disk
management.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Wayne.

There are several ways to start Disk Management. My favorite is to just
press the Start button, type diskmgmt,msc, and press Enter. (Actually,
"diskm" will probably be enough; "diskmgmt" will appear in the Search
results box and you can just press Enter.) You will need Administrator
credentials, because this utility is powerful enough to do harm, as well as
good.

When DM appears, Maximize the window and widen the Status column so that you
can see what it is trying to tell you. Study that screen before you do
anything here! The top is the Volume List; the bottom a Graphical View of
your existing hard disks (and optical drives, USB devices, etc.) showing how
they have been divided into partitions and logical drives.

There is an excellent Help file here, but it is arranged as a reference, not
a textbook or tutorial, so it may take some digging to find what you need.
But if you will spend some time here, you will learn more than most users
ever know about your hard disks.

I've used just about every version of Windows since 1.0 (about 1985), but
not Linux, and I've been dual-booting successive versions since Win95/NT4 in
1998. The Golden Rule of multi-booting is to always install the Newest
Windows Last. If you don't observe this rule, you will then have to Repair
your system - which is not as hard to do as it used to be. Win7 knows just
what to do when it finds WinXP already installed. But WinXP never heard of
Win7, so its Setup has no idea how to handle Win7.

DM will let you Shrink an existing partition and create a new partition from
the freed space. (Shrinking may be a multi-step process if unmovable files
are encountered.) DM will also handle creating, formatting, deleting and
other disk management tasks.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


wrote in message
Good evening ~ Would like to split/partition disk into 3 parts, one
for Win 7, one for XP and one for Linux.

Starting out w/Hm Prem. Cannot find Admininstrative Tools, which I
understand will take me to Disk Management where partitioning SW is
available.

Pls, what am I missing?

Thank You

Wayne
 
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Bob Hatch

Good evening ~ Would like to split/partition disk into 3 parts, one
for Win 7, one for XP and one for Linux.

Starting out w/Hm Prem. Cannot find Admininstrative Tools, which I
understand will take me to Disk Management where partitioning SW is
available.

Pls, what am I missing?

Thank You

Wayne
STOP!!!!!!

You have Windows 7 Professional.

Go to Microsoft and download the Virtual PC software.

http://search.microsoft.com/en-us/results.aspx?form=MSHOME&setlang=en-us&q=virtual pc

Install it.

Follow the instructions and set up a Virtual PC for XP.

Install XP on that Virtual machine.

Follow the instructions and set up a Virtual PC for Linux ( I don't know
why anyone would want to to this, but...)

Install Linux on that Virtual machine.

You seem to be hell bent on screwing up your computer. Just stop it! Or
go ahead, it really makes no difference to me. :)



--
Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools,
and accepted by idiots.
"Anon"
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 
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John Williamson

Bob said:
STOP!!!!!!

You have Windows 7 Professional.
Errr....

The OP seems to be saying that he's starting with Home Premium. (Hm Prem?)

Where do you get the Professional bit from?

Admittedly, having Professional or Ultimate would make life a lot easier.
 
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Bob Hatch

Errr....

The OP seems to be saying that he's starting with Home Premium. (Hm Prem?)

Where do you get the Professional bit from?

Admittedly, having Professional or Ultimate would make life a lot easier.
You're right. In an earlier post he asked about the Pro version and it
stuck with me. That said, he still seems hell bent on trashing his
system, but it's his system and he can do what he wants with it. :)


--
Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools,
and accepted by idiots.
"Anon"
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 
B

Bob Hatch

STOP!!!!!!

You have Windows 7 Professional.

Go to Microsoft and download the Virtual PC software.

http://search.microsoft.com/en-us/results.aspx?form=MSHOME&setlang=en-us&q=virtual pc


Install it.

Follow the instructions and set up a Virtual PC for XP.

Install XP on that Virtual machine.

Follow the instructions and set up a Virtual PC for Linux ( I don't know
why anyone would want to to this, but...)

Install Linux on that Virtual machine.

You seem to be hell bent on screwing up your computer. Just stop it! Or
go ahead, it really makes no difference to me. :)
Wayne, my mistake. I thought you had Professional.

Go ahead with your plans.


--
Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools,
and accepted by idiots.
"Anon"
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 
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John Williamson

Bob said:
You're right. In an earlier post he asked about the Pro version and it
stuck with me. That said, he still seems hell bent on trashing his
system, but it's his system and he can do what he wants with it. :)
We all have to learn somehow, I've made some 'orrible computer foul-ups
in the past, and learnt from them. If it's a spare system, as you say,
there's no problem.

My latest mistake was installing Vista on here when installing a program
totally FUBAR'd XP. Roxio Video Lab HD, if you want to know. It's not
the first time I've had one of their products do it, either.

I may have to buy a Windows 7 professional licence for this one, too.
 
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wgd.roaming

Wayne, my mistake. I thought you had Professional.

Go ahead with your plans.
Let's Reset. (Appreciate the + and - comments :) , all meant in
good spirit. I do not wish to mess up my machine.

I have Hm Premium.

I also have (not yet installed) the Hm Prem -to- Professional upgrade
'cause I wish to run Quickbooks which Win 7 64-bit does not like, thus
running this appl in Win 7's XP mode rather than buy another upgrade
from Intuit. Is this workable?

Linux is for a side-car ride - a play with it OS.

So before I install the Hm Pre -to- Prof upgrade, please, throw those
darts or other. Day has been long, running what today, in 21st C
term, as a SaaS. (Three large, heavy computation, web applications -
or does a web-based, heavy-duty appl, multi-processing, data retrieval
appl not qualify to be called a SaaS in the Cloud world?)

Great weekend to all.

Wayne
Sarasota

BTW, has anyone in the group also jumped into the Android world?
Bought an ASUS Transformer - a lot of WiFi apps in our business now
running with iPads. Thank you for your patience.
 
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Char Jackson

Let's Reset. (Appreciate the + and - comments :) , all meant in
good spirit. I do not wish to mess up my machine.

I have Hm Premium.
Hm? I guess we're living in the "texting" age, where half the letters
fall out.
I also have (not yet installed) the Hm Prem -to- Professional upgrade
'cause I wish to run Quickbooks which Win 7 64-bit does not like, thus
running this appl in Win 7's XP mode rather than buy another upgrade
from Intuit. Is this workable?
You keep forgetting to mention which version of QB you're trying to
run. 2010 and newer should run without major issues, while 2009 is a
bit shaky. 2008 and earlier seem to have issues with Win 7.
<http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/INF12783>

So, where are you with QB?
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Wayne.

You said:
'cause I wish to run Quickbooks which Win 7 64-bit does not like,...
I've never used QuickBooks, but Quicken runs just fine in Win7 x64 Ultimate.
You might want to post your questions in the QuickBooks newsgroup:
alt.comp.software.financial.quickbooks

Chances are. somebody there knows just how to get QuickBooks running in your
Win7 x64. As Char said, be sure to mention which version of QuickBooks you
need to run.

If your news server does not carry that newsgroup, you might get help from
Quicken users at alt.comp.software.financial.quicken - and if none of that
works, you could even try Intuit's website:
http://quickbooks.intuit.com/pro/faq/

Aw, heck, I'll even do a little of your research for you. With a little
effort, I found this at Intuit for :
"Recommended System Configuration
"Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1 inc 64-bit), 7 (inc 64-bit)"

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


wrote in message
Wayne, my mistake. I thought you had Professional.

Go ahead with your plans.
Let's Reset. (Appreciate the + and - comments :) , all meant in
good spirit. I do not wish to mess up my machine.

I have Hm Premium.

I also have (not yet installed) the Hm Prem -to- Professional upgrade
'cause I wish to run Quickbooks which Win 7 64-bit does not like, thus
running this appl in Win 7's XP mode rather than buy another upgrade
from Intuit. Is this workable?

Linux is for a side-car ride - a play with it OS.

So before I install the Hm Pre -to- Prof upgrade, please, throw those
darts or other. Day has been long, running what today, in 21st C
term, as a SaaS. (Three large, heavy computation, web applications -
or does a web-based, heavy-duty appl, multi-processing, data retrieval
appl not qualify to be called a SaaS in the Cloud world?)

Great weekend to all.

Wayne
Sarasota

BTW, has anyone in the group also jumped into the Android world?
Bought an ASUS Transformer - a lot of WiFi apps in our business now
running with iPads. Thank you for your patience.
 
S

Stan Brown

Good evening ~ Would like to split/partition disk into 3 parts, one
for Win 7, one for XP and one for Linux.

Starting out w/Hm Prem. Cannot find Admininstrative Tools, which I
understand will take me to Disk Management where partitioning SW is
available.
Click the Start orb, type "disk manage" (no quotes), and select
"Create and format hard disk partitions".
 
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wgd.roaming

Hm? I guess we're living in the "texting" age, where half the letters
fall out.


You keep forgetting to mention which version of QB you're trying to
run. 2010 and newer should run without major issues, while 2009 is a
bit shaky. 2008 and earlier seem to have issues with Win 7.
<http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/INF12783>

So, where are you with QB?
OLD! Ver 5.0 Rel R7 - Has worked fine in XP machine (and one before
that, I think it was an ME!). Now only need for softcopy of checkbook
and minimum reports to accountant. See next. If Win7-XPmode does not
'see' QB Ver 5, wud like to find something essentually basic that QB
files can be imported to.

Meanwhile, installed Win7 Hm Prem to Prof last night.

Dwnld'd XP Mode and Virtual PC this morning (later installing as I
write this - on another machine of course).

Installed just finished.

pause, pause, pause....

XP Mode came up fine.

QE Ver 5.0 R7 installed fine.

Now, for understanding purposes, can, for instance - don't LOL - Linux
or one of it breathern be installed in the Virtual PC
(assume/understand that I do not know the boundaries of VPC).

Thank You for your patience!

Wayne
in Cold Sarasota

(The snow-birds can't be too happy right now.)
 
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wgd.roaming

Hm? I guess we're living in the "texting" age, where half the letters
fall out.


You keep forgetting to mention which version of QB you're trying to
run. 2010 and newer should run without major issues, while 2009 is a
bit shaky. 2008 and earlier seem to have issues with Win 7.
<http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/INF12783>

So, where are you with QB?
Continuing . . .
Using QB 5.0. Copied XP machines's QBW files to a shared disk. (Plan
to make that a backup disk - make sense?). Open that file with QB 5.0
that now (also) runs under XP mode in Win 7 PC. Just now need to
think through the shared (backup) disk. Am I complicating this whole
thing or moving in the right direction?

Having problems opening a file in XP-mode located on a network'd PC -
that itself runs XP - (which would make more sense, yes?)

Wayne
 
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Char Jackson

OLD! Ver 5.0 Rel R7 - Has worked fine in XP machine (and one before
that, I think it was an ME!). Now only need for softcopy of checkbook
and minimum reports to accountant. See next. If Win7-XPmode does not
'see' QB Ver 5, wud like to find something essentually basic that QB
files can be imported to.
Considering your basic requirements of checkbook management and
reporting, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that numerous free or
shareware apps can do what you want while running natively in Win 7.
If you're not otherwise tied to your ancient version of QB, I
recommend looking around or asking for recommendations.
Meanwhile, installed Win7 Hm Prem to Prof last night.

Dwnld'd XP Mode and Virtual PC this morning (later installing as I
write this - on another machine of course).

Installed just finished.

pause, pause, pause....

XP Mode came up fine.

QE Ver 5.0 R7 installed fine.

Now, for understanding purposes, can, for instance - don't LOL - Linux
or one of it breathern be installed in the Virtual PC
(assume/understand that I do not know the boundaries of VPC).
I don't have recent experience with VM's, so I'll let someone else
jump in here. If it were me, I'd migrate away from QB 5.
 
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wgd.roaming

Considering your basic requirements of checkbook management and
reporting, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that numerous free or
shareware apps can do what you want while running natively in Win 7.
If you're not otherwise tied to your ancient version of QB, I
recommend looking around or asking for recommendations.
AGREED! Scanned the shelves of a couple of local box houses - was too
inpatient at the time - BL: QB Ver 5.0 is working fine using Win7 XP
Mode. BTW, (could google this, however . . .) what is the purpose of
the VPC?

Meanwhile, have a 90GB 2.5" from a dead Dell - bought an adapter that
takes the 40+ pin to USB. Device Manager "sees" the device; however,
I cannot see its contents. Any quick thoughts here? Not part of this
group, however, the experience here is tremendous.
 
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Char Jackson

AGREED! Scanned the shelves of a couple of local box houses - was too
inpatient at the time - BL: QB Ver 5.0 is working fine using Win7 XP
Mode. BTW, (could google this, however . . .) what is the purpose of
the VPC?
Google and Wikipedia will do a better job of providing the pros and
cons than I can.
Meanwhile, have a 90GB 2.5" from a dead Dell - bought an adapter that
takes the 40+ pin to USB. Device Manager "sees" the device; however,
I cannot see its contents. Any quick thoughts here? Not part of this
group, however, the experience here is tremendous.
Device Manager? You should be looking at it in Disk Management,
instead. There are multiple ways to access it; I use diskmgmt.msc at
the Run box. Make sure the drive is assigned a letter, for starters.
If it has a letter assigned and you can see the drive in Windows
Explorer but can't see any files, I'd probably skip ahead to
formatting it. If it has data that you absolutely need, you might be
in deep. (Don't ask "deep what") :)
 
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wgd.roaming

Click the Start orb, type "disk manage" (no quotes), and select
"Create and format hard disk partitions".
Am I hitting the wrong group to ask about Win7's XP-mode? If not, I
having problems "making" the application in the XP-Mode see one of the
disk drives. Application is QB Ver 5.0 Runs well inthe XP-Mode
less being able to consistantly see one of the lap's drives. "Hacked"
my way from the app to a drive; cannot repeat the procedure (as if I
wrote down the steps in the first place :-( Direction(s) appreciate.

Regards,
Wayne
 
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Wolf K

Am I hitting the wrong group to ask about Win7's XP-mode? If not, I
having problems "making" the application in the XP-Mode see one of the
disk drives. Application is QB Ver 5.0 Runs well inthe XP-Mode
less being able to consistantly see one of the lap's drives. "Hacked"
my way from the app to a drive; cannot repeat the procedure (as if I
wrote down the steps in the first place :-( Direction(s) appreciate.

Regards,
Wayne

I think you might get better help by searching on Quickbooks 5 windows 7.

Good luck,
Wolf K.
 

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