1.    28 Apr 2016 #1
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    Can you make an installation partition in the boot partition


    Hi guys

    I would like to know if there should be any problems with extending the boot partition (the first little 500 Mb) to f.x. 5.Gb and then make this partition into a recovery partition eventually with some other tools like LSoft Active@ bootdisk etc.

    I am using the EasyBCD as my bootloader tool.

    Carsten
    Last edited by Sihm; 28 Apr 2016 at 17:06. Reason: Error in Title
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  2.    28 Apr 2016 #2
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    As long as it is legacy booting and MBR, you shouldn't have any problems at all:

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  3.    28 Apr 2016 #3
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    Thanks for your fast reply.

    Looks cool

    I tried to have my recovery partition in the end of my HD, but when I installed different numbers of OS'es my bootloader was f.... up.

    I would like to have a recovery/installation partition with. f.x. Windows 7, Windows 10 and other installation ISO's. And of course all my bootable tools like LSoft Active@ Bootdisk, EaseUS Partition Master, Norton Antivirus etc.

    Carsten
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  4.    28 Apr 2016 #4
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    The only way I have found to do the same thing on a UEFI system is to have a separate partition for each item that you want to boot into and use the bios selection menu to choose what to boot into. Of course that isn't a real problem because a GPT disk can have more than 4 partitions.
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  5.    28 Apr 2016 #5
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    Thanks for your fast reply.

    Looks cool

    I tried to have my recovery partition in the end of my HD, but when I installed different numbers of OS'es my bootloader was f.... up.

    I would like to have a recovery/installation partition with. f.x. Windows 7, Windows 10 and other installation ISO's. And of course all my bootable tools like LSoft Active@ Bootdisk, EaseUS Partition Master, Norton Antivirus etc.

    Carsten
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    28 Apr 2016 #6
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    Hmm - totally new user in this forum
    ... and with this thread-system

    I am either so familiar with UEFI, and legacy booting etc.

    I have an old Lenovo T400 I am using when I am testing different software - and installations. I don't know it has UEFI booting.

    Carsten
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