Windows Vista How To get a shrinked C vol with another parition to show up in multiboot

#1
I have created a vol H to my C volume. to try and install Windows 7 download of RC1. I used disk management -Storage and did the change. But on my Toshiba P100 - F12, for multiboot. I only find HARD DRIVE[NO LETTERS],CD/DVD AND FDD. So can someone help me get it right.

I have downloaded the iso file from Microsoft but don't know how to get extracted and mounted to my parition H. Can someone please help on this issue too.

I have found also for some reason that Computer shows 2 cd/dvd drives, but I only have one.

I use Norton 360 version 3 and use wireless.

The system seems stable. But I would appreciate some guidance.

Thank you
 


kemical

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#2
Hi Ken,
the iso file is really for burning to disk and a good utility to use is this:

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

Here is a link which has instructions on how to dual boot with 7. It also has instructions on how to create your partitions...

Lifehacker - How to Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista - How To
 


#3
Thank you, for your helpful information.
:eek:

I made a bad error when I made my H drive partition active. It normally is C active for booting etc. My download of the Windows 7 was ok, it extracted ok but not to the correct disc,recovery disk etc.

But with my recovery in cd player. Bios set to HDD -[0] AND F12 PRESSED REPEATLY i got to a new install. Thankfully my data files are backed up.

But I do not fancy using C with a new parition on it.

Maybe a new hard drive parition programme. But for vista and windows 7 --which would prove reliable.
Ken
 


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