Fresh install, resize 500 mb partition.

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  1. TziMmys

    TziMmys MDL Junior Member

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    Hello to everyone.

    Is this possible to resize somehow at the start of installation the 500 mb partition?

    I know I should use diskpart at the start of instalation, but I dont know how to proceed....
     
  2. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    use shift + f10 before start install now
    and then u can access diskpart
     
  3. ifly22

    ifly22 MDL Novice

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    shift-f10 Diskpart List disk Select disk X
     
  4. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    Pretty small partition, did you mean 500 GB?
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    He means the recovery partition afaik. I use murphy78's diskpart and apply image script and in the cmd you can change the size of the partition.
     
  6. ifly22

    ifly22 MDL Novice

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    i dont think it is recovery partition, it is the small partition with no drive letter, where windows stores encryption stuff, and other windows features (bitlocker or something?) If you let windows format the drive it creates this small hidden partition, if you use diskpart from inside windows installation you can remove it, if you use the features, it puts those files on C drive, but if you disable those features, no need for that partition imo. fyi, it was ~250mb in 7, and i think now in 10, it is ~500mb
     
  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Win10 started using 500mb system partition, so I copied that.
    I wouldn't mess with it. It's not that wasteful.
    Winre.wim takes up like 300ish mb and system files another 50mb, perhaps less

    Anyway, you can't really mess with this partition using windows programs/tools, but with a partition program you could.
    I'd recommend giving yourself at least 50mb wiggle room though. If the system runs out of room, during certain updates you could have reboot loop.
     
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  8. TziMmys

    TziMmys MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, but how would I proceed?

    You are right my friend. Thank you. I will check what you linked...

    Hello murphy. I think I will extract my answer from your post that Enthousiast linked.

    But let me say to you all, what I am trying to do. I want to dual boot win 7 and win 10. If I fresh install win 7 firsdt, I get a 200 mb partition for recovery, but win 10 asks for 500, so it crates another one partition of 500. I was trying to avoid that.

    I also tried to first install win 10 and then install win 7, but this way I was loosing the new gui boot manager.


    Thanks to you all!!!
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Afaik, windows will copy the winre.wim to it and therefore every windows install will create his own one. But take a look at murphy78's script, you'll find it informing at the least. The script is suited for multiboot installs. :)
     
  10. TziMmys

    TziMmys MDL Junior Member

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    Ok, informing it is, but unfortunately not for me. I wish to install win 7 first, and this script is for win 10. It was a nice thing to know, though.....

    Again, thanks to everyone tried to help.
     
  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It works with 7 too but you have to use a modded boot.wim from 8.x or 10 (you can take the whole 10 iso and instead of the install.wim from 10 you could use one from 7 or create a multiversion install.wim containing 7 and 10). The recovery partition part is not suported by murphy78 (it's not been made for 7) but the diskpart part from the script will always work.
     
  12. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    If you're stuck on the old boot manager, you just need to log into win10 and do "bcdboot c:\windows"
    It should detect all installed OS version and update the bcd/bios/uefi for you.
     
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  13. TziMmys

    TziMmys MDL Junior Member

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    I had tried bcdedit, standard, legacy, edits.... and it was just so simple...

    Thank you, it did the job!