In my Windows 8 laptop, I have a C-drive of 421gb in which 358gb is free. As I tried to partition another disk of 300gb It was not allowing me that in shrink volume. It is allowing only 25gb to divide. What to do???
I've created a "Powered on machine" virtual installation of my Windows 8 on VMware VCentre Convertor to run in VMware Player, the size of the Hard drive was about 130GB, in the virtual machine I've deleted all my media files and uninstalled the large programs. The size of the C: drive is now 40GB which is more manageable for a Virtual Install which will be used to tweaking experimentation before I do it to my real Windows 8 installation.
How do I shrink the Virtual Hard drive from 130GB to say 45GB, I have installed the VM Tools and reading on the VMware website it saying you go to the VM Tools in the ghost install by right clicking it in the system tray or going to control panel on the ghost install and click on shrink. I have the icon in the system tray but the only right click options are about and there is nothing in control panel.
I have tried the "compact" option in the virtual machine settings by right click my Windows 8 virtual machine from the VMware player but it doesn't shrink the volume, it wirred away for an hour but the hard drive stayed the same size.
IF has Win 8 Pro 64bit in Wmware Player could they look to see if the shrink option is there on the Virtual install of Win 8 by right clicking VM tools in the system tray and clicking settings or options.
I have Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) and want to install Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) . So, for the process I want an extra partition. I only have Local Disk C: and want to shrink it to continue . Is Shrinking Partiton and installing Ubuntu in it is possible(without harming my PC).
I have a new HP Pavilion 15 e073sa laptop with a 750Gb HD. I would like to mimic my Win7HP setup on my old Toshiba laptop which is to partition the C drive to around 150Gb and have the rest as a data partition. (Currently my new HP's C drive has only 30Gb used).
Looking at Windows' inbuilt shrink volume tool, it will only let me shrink the HP C drive to half the size (around 348Gb) due to immovable system files. This tool has a note to see the defragmentation report for more details though I can't discover more...
So: Using inbuilt Windows tool, can I shrink my C drive, then shrink the shrunken C drive again (and again?) to achieve my desired 150Gb C drive? (and of course then consolidate the resulting empty spaces into one partition)
Or is it better to go for a 3rd party software solution? I have emailed the support team at Minitool Partition Wizard and they tell me there is no difference between installing their program onto my C Drive to manipulate it, and using a bootable CD to resize and partition my drive, - thought they say that the change will be irreversible?
When Windows 8 menu appears on start and I choose W7 - instead of loading W7directly , the computer is new-starting again and only than starts w7. That's a funny "behaviour"....
Also, after starting the computer, the menu is not directly shown up, first is this turning wi8 circle (like in the setup) and only about 30 sec. later comes the menu. I am using windows 8 enterprise, test version.
Have a question regarding "Local Account". I'm having problems connecting to the Win 8 laptop from Win 7 as it will not accept my sign in credentials. With that, am I to assume that this is because the credential aren't "Local", and thus this is what this is for???
It will not accept the "Microsoft" account I use to log into Win 8 laptop.
With that, if I choose to go with the "local account" can I easily switch back to the Microsoft one?
I had windows 7 and outlook express on it. The computer crashed. I had to get a whole new computer with windows 8 and just outlook. I have a folder with all my old outlook express emails in it but it is not compatible with outlook and I NEED an email in the old outlook express file. How the heck can I get this? When I try to open the old files it says " must be opened with outlook".
I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.
1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how? 2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it? 3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI? 4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?
In a few days I will receive a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Windows 8 installed. And separately I will receive an OEM Win7. Win7 is certainly what I intend to use, and I had originally thought I would wipe out Windows 8 and install Win7. But now I am wondering if I can somehow preserve Windows 8 for occasional use. (I would have ordered the machine with Win7 but this is a refurbished machine.)
I would rather not have to understand UEFI. (I'm sure it would be interesting, I just have other things to do with my time.) And, although I do it sometimes, and will if I have to, I do not like diddling with BIOS settings.
I know that factory installed operating systems generally can't be moved to other machines. And I fear that the factory installed Windows 8 that I will receive may not even tolerate being installed, e.g., in a smaller partition or under something like VMware (another complication I'd like to avoid).
I have 3 user accounts on my windows 8.1 laptop; 2 administrator types and 1 standard local account. While logged in using one of the admin user accounts or the local account, I can access the store app. However, when i log in using the other administrator account and try to access the store app, i just get the spinning circle and nothing happens. Is there something wrong with how one user account is set up that is causing the problem. Do I have to delete the user account and try re-establishing it.
At random times, windows explorer on my windows 8 computer stops responding. When it stops responding I try to restart it in task manager. Then my desktop restarts and the then everything disappears except for my open tabs and the color of my desktop. But all of my applications are Gone. I can't access anything. I then restart and everything is back to normal.
I have recently bought a Windows 8 tablet, and also use a W7 PC. I use Outlook on the PC, and will be using the tablet while on the move, sometimes disconnected. I want to be able to take my emails, contacts, calendar and some documents with me on the tablet.
i intend to use SkyDrive for the documents, and will use the mail app, or install Outlook on the tablet to have a copy of emails on it, but I am not sure how to make sure that contacts and calendar are synchronised on both machines. I use a local to UK mail provider (btinternet).
how to align contacts and calendars across both machines?
I have a fairly new Dell with windows 8.1 on it. Internet explorer stopped working all of a sudden the other day. No warning at all. When I open the desktop version, nothing happens at all. No tab, no pageload, nothing.I can click the gear and only file, safety, and compatibility view settings are available. I have reset internet explorer settings to no avail through internet options. ?I have scanned with a few different tools and nothing has fixed it. Also, the window outline colors have turned to a reddish pink.
My girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.
She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.
I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit,i choose upgrade in the installation process of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit,at the end my computer restart 2 times,showing an error with sad smile "" after that it restart again and says that upgrading failed and it revert back to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit...
Today i used Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe) ,it found 4 incompatible programs,are they the cause of fail upgrade
Although during the upgrade the Windows 8 Setup didn't found any incompatible programs..
It wouldn't usually bother me, but I can't install Zune now and MP3 file tags aren't showing up.Is there a way to install one of these without reinstalling the OS or should I wait for Microsoft's addon?
my dell inspiron 7520 running windows 8 on it but i have purchase a windows 8 pro and wish to install on it.
i delete all the partition inside hard disk, put in the disk and boot on it but a message pop up "The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key."
how can i solve it? how can i install windows 8 pro with the windows 8 pro key? can i delete the license key in BOIS?
I did the upgrade from win7 to Windows 8 x64. When I try to use wmp I get audio but no video. I have tried reinstalling my codecs and different codecs like sharks, klite etc. I have reinstalled my graphic drivers. I have tried add/remove features, but no look. Its the same with wmc. I can play videos with quicktime. I was going to try a refresh, but I have way to many programs to reinstall, and a Windows 8 inplace upgrade doesn't offer to keep my apps & settings.
How I can repair or reinstall wmp without wiping out my system and reinstalling all my programs?
How I could go about doing this. Last year I bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disc we used to upgrade our machines from Windows 7 home Premium to 8 Pro. Is it possible for me to use that same upgrade product key for Windows 8 Pro on 8.1 so I could have a Pro version of 8.1? The computer I originally did the upgrade on I am no longer using and is there a way to deactivate the license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought? Also I just want the extra's of the Pro version so does it matter it is the license for Windows 8 even though the new computer uses 8.1?