Windows 10: Bootable File Manager?

  1.    28 Jul 2015 #1

    Bootable File Manager?


    Hello, is there any bootable file manager out there because I want to do the following things before installing Windows.


    1. Format my C:\ drive with Windows 7.1
    2. Move contents from my F:\ drive to C:\
    3. Install Windows 10 of F:\

    This is basically because F:\ is my old hard disk and I want to install Windows on it. Please help.
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  2.    28 Jul 2015 #2

    You can boot from the Windows 7 CD and then when you get to the setup prompt, you type Shift-F10. This opens a command prompt which you can then run diskpart to delete the partitions, recreate them and then format the drive and copy the files using xcopy.

    Be careful, however, as the drive letters may not be mapped the same as they are now.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       28 Jul 2015 #3

    In your case F: will have to have a qualifying OS on it to get the free upgrade to Windows 10.
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  4.    28 Jul 2015 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    You can boot from the Windows 7 CD and then when you get to the setup prompt, you type Shift-F10. This opens a command prompt which you can then run diskpart to delete the partitions, recreate them and then format the drive and copy the files using xcopy.

    Be careful, however, as the drive letters may not be mapped the same as they are now.
    Okay thanks.
    Is there any good tutorial you can recommend me?
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  5.    28 Jul 2015 #5

    There are lots of Linux live distributions that can run from CDs and USB sticks and most of them have partition tools and file managers that look enough like windows you shouldn't have any problems. Or you can even make a Windows Ready to Go USB (live Windows). Google ready to go windows usb.

    Also, I haven't used one in ages, but there is also Hiren's BootCD which has file manager and partition tools on it. Google hirens CD
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  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       28 Jul 2015 #6

    lolcocks said: View Post
    Hello, is there any bootable file manager out there because I want to do the following things before installing Windows.


    1. Format my C:\ drive with Windows 7.1
    2. Move contents from my F:\ drive to C:\
    3. Install Windows 10 of F:\

    This is basically because F:\ is my old hard disk and I want to install Windows on it. Please help.
    Try Minitool Partition Wizard.

    Download the Bootable ISO and burn it to CD or put it on a flash drive



    The documentation is very good:
    User guides: MiniTool Partition Manager Software User Guide

    These might be what you need, read through the guides, watch the videos and ask questions.
    Delete partition: How to Delete Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
    Copy partition: How to Copy Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
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  7.    28 Jul 2015 #7

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Try Minitool Partition Wizard.

    Download the Bootable ISO and burn it to CD or put it on a flash drive



    The documentation is very good:
    User guides: MiniTool Partition Manager Software User Guide

    These might be what you need, read through the guides, watch the videos and ask questions.
    Delete partition: How to Delete Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
    Copy partition: How to Copy Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
    Thanks, exactly what I needed.
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  8. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       29 Jul 2015 #8

    You're welcome.

    You'll probably have to change the boot code to point to the correct drive (hope it's not too late to mention that )
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