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Windows 7: A couple of questions.

26 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
A couple of questions.

I built myself a new computer and installed Windows 7 64 bit OEM on the 1 tb drive. Disk management will not let me shrink the C drive any smaller than 1/2 tb. I would like to shrink it to 100 gigs and create several smaller drives. Is there any way to do this. It would not be a big problem to start over right now as I have install nothing else. Or, will the latest version of Easus partition manager do it? Also is it possible to remove the 100 gig system restore volume that was created?

Second question. Has anyone had any experience with PCMover? I would be moving programs from a Win 32 bit to the Win 64 bit.

Thanks for any help.

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26 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You can use software like gparted, but I would just start over. Boot from the DVD, do a clean install with format and set the partitions. Leave that small partition that is for booting etc.
GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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26 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Why not try Easus partition manage, see what happens? Nothing to lose and only knowledge to gain, especially if you let us know how it goes
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27 Sep 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

MadDad,

Since you would also like to eliminate the 100 mb partition, then I recommend the approach given in this tutorial. Be sure to read the entire thing so that you, and not MS, will decide the size of your C drive.

Clean Install - Prepare a drve for

After that then use this tutorial to perform a clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7
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27 Sep 2010   #5

DOS^
 
 

I thought the only way NOT to get the system reserve partition is if you create the partition from the command prompt before installing Windows 7?
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27 Sep 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Essentially you are correct.

The procedure required is explained in:
Clean Install - Prepare a drve for
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27 Sep 2010   #7

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Essentially you are correct.

The procedure required is explained in:
Clean Install - Prepare a drve for

Oh yes that tutorial worked for me too. I didn't click on your link until now. It's worded different so I got confused. LOL

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
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27 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thats just the kind of info I was looking for. Thanks!!!

Just a thought, has anyone tried this. I put the new drive in my old computer, start disk manager, format and partition the drive, make the first partition active, put it back in the new puter, and install to the C:drive??? Just a thought!!
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27 Sep 2010   #9

DOS^
 
 

No. If you want things to work properly follow those links. It works 100% of the time.

Don't start things off wrong, and then make your computer unbootable.
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27 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
MadDad,

Since you would also like to eliminate the 100 mb partition, then I recommend the approach given in this tutorial. Be sure to read the entire thing so that you, and not MS, will decide the size of your C drive.

Clean Install - Prepare a drve for

After that then use this tutorial to perform a clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7
This worked great!! Found one error in the first set of instructions. When in the dos window to set the partition size, 100GB for example, the instructions say to type:

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY=102400

you need to actually type:

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400

If you do it wrong you are told how to get to a help screen that straightened me out.

Again Thank you x10
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