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    Partitions disappeared after Installing windows 8 64-bit edition

    Earlier I was using windows 7 professional edition but my friends suggested me to install windows 8. They showed me so many features due to which I formatted my system and started the windows 8 Installation process. I havenít got any error message during the installation process but after the completion of installation, when I booted the windows was not showing any Partitions. I donít know what went wrong but I need a solution of this problem.



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    Raajkumar Array
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    Re: Partitions disappeared after Installing windows 8 64-bit edition

    Partitions are there for making the indexing easier for the computers.
    Older computer had separate drives so they had partitions.
    Now a days there is single disc and they are indexed from address to to address for partitioning.
    As you have formatted the disc those partitioning wolud have lost and shows the default single disc/drive.
    You can do partition in windows 8 also.

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    sandi.jkv Array
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    Re: Partitions disappeared after Installing windows 8 64-bit edition

    Now a days there are single disc and they are indexed to address to address partitioning
    as you formatted partitions may be lost in windows 8 also we can do partitioning

    good luck enjoy window 8

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    Re: Partitions disappeared after Installing windows 8 64-bit edition

    windows-8-logo-6.jpg Partitions.jpg


    dear friend,

    Actually windows 8 uses a different kind of partition table (GUID partition table) which is different from the older versions partition table (MSDOS MBR).

    These partitions may be hidden.

    You may follow these steps to view your partitions-

    • Click on the Start button.
    • Right click on Computer & select manage option & provide administrator password if prompted-it'll open the computer management window.
    • Click on disc management & you'll see all the partition present in your computer.
    • If these are in hidden condition then right click on every individual partition & click on "Change drive letter & paths" option.
    • Select the drives from the list & then click ADD > OK.

    You'll seethe autoplay window of these drives.

    If this doesn't help you then merge all the partitions.

    Format your computer & re-install the windows 8 64-bit edition OS.

    Then make the partitions again.

    Hope this will help you to solve your problem.

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