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Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8 DP - 18 GB Partition is full

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  • Hi All,

    I installed Windows 8 dual booting with Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron laptop. 20 Minutes and it was all configured correctly. However for using it about 10-15 minutes and I am having a problem.

    It came up with a message saying Disk was full. The disk partiction I installed Windows 8 - Developers version (Including Visual Studio) was 18.34 GB and now there is only 400 MB free. I am currently working on releasing some space from Windows 7 drive but I would have thought Windows 8 would take this much space just for installation.

    I hope you all can shed some light on this issue.

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Ankit Upadhyay

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:14 PM

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  • 32bit installation of windows8 = 16GB (minimum)
    64bit installation of windows8 = 20GB (minimum)

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:20 PM
  • Hi Dylan,

    Thanks for reply back. I guess I'd have to re-shrink volume and release more space.

    I tried doing that above but it's keep giving me error that I can only shrink 1 MB and no more because of unmovable files. I am optimising files and have 114 GB.

     

    Any idea on how I can resolve that issue without deleting whole windows 8 partition and recreating ?

     

    Thanks again.

    Ankit Upadhyay

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:29 PM
  • I think he best thing to do here is, backup your files, make one big partition, and then reinstall. Partitioning can be annoying.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:31 PM
  • I would love to do that however I have to keep Windows 7 running as I don't have any other PC/Laptop to try with. I tried VMWare Player but Windows 8 couldn't get installed on it.

    All seems to work fine, may be tomorrow, I will delete partition, and recreate a big one. Lets see what happens.

    Thanks for your prompt reply mate.

     

    Ankit Upadhyay


    Ankit Upadhyay
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:34 PM
  • You're welcome.
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:38 PM
  • He has tried that, there isn't enough space avaible.
    Thanks for your response though meangreen1
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Monday, September 19, 2011 1:01 AM
  • How about try to install your windows 8 in a VHD, I use this way to keep my win7 and Win8 dual Boot: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToInstallingAndBootingWindows8DeveloperPreviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx
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    Monday, September 26, 2011 5:10 PM
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