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EFI system partition problem.....

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by agodin10, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. agodin10

    agodin10 Guest

    hi....im using windows 7 ultimate on ibm x61....i want to clone my
    80gb hd to 160gb hd......problem is when i look at my hd in disk
    management i see my C partition with the os and files on... next there
    is a 32mb EFI partition......when i clone the C partition to my 160gb
    hd i get the 74.50 gb NTFS C partition and the EFI
    partition.......then when i go into disk management i cant expand the
    C partition volume because the EFI partition is blocking it....how do
    i move or delete this EFI partition...i tried in diskpart but cant see
    the EFI partition.......thanks for any help.....
    agodin10, Jul 29, 2011
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  2. agodin10

    BillW50 Guest

    The EFI partition is managed by the OS. You shouldn't be messing around
    with it. And if you do manage to delete it, the OS will just put it back
    again anyway.
    BillW50, Jul 29, 2011
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  3. So is C:, isn't it? :) anyway, he won't be booted from the
    same drive he's repartitioning. That'd be silly. He's going to boot
    a cd and run fdisk or whatever from there.
    Well, I don't think any 32 bit windows uses it for anything. There's
    no actual requirement that it be the first partition. I'm pretty sure that
    as long as the type and guid don't change anything actually using it to boot
    should still work, not entirely sure about that though...
    the wharf rat, Jul 30, 2011
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