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Windows 7: Strip

25 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm fixin to use one of those frowningSmiley things if this keeps up...

I'm running Windows 7-64 on a 25GB partition.
program files and data on separate partitions
-where possible.

and C: wants more.

Windows Disk Manager won't increase the size of the C: partition,
only option is to shrink it.
{manic laughter here.}

and C: is too full to run Windows Image Backup.
can the image temp file (data collected before writing to backup target I guess) be created on another disk?
all I really want to do is back up my user/system files,
not an image.

to create more space on C:,
I want to delete Windows 7 resident programs I don't use
like Windows Mail etc...

I need 'System Permission' to do this...

I'm curious about my options.
what resident programs can I delete
without corrupting the OS?

if you get my drift,
I want to strip out whatever
I find is unnecessary to my use
and run lean.

I'm off to Hirens now...
GParted to the rescue.




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25 Dec 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Have you tried to move your page file to the one TB drive....and why so small a partition anyway? I wouldn't try to lean out Windows 7....remove the wrong thing....Blue screen city....
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25 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

One thing you can do is run Disk Cleanup and or turn system restore off to free up space. I'd probably turn system restore back on so you have at least one restore point to bail you out if you screw up. Turning windows features off just hides them so that probably won't help. Part of the problem in your case is all of the files for every feature of windows 7 are there. Some features are just disabled depending on which version you install. Using anytime upgrade just enables the features for a higher version. You probably can't increase your system partition unless there is unallocated space to expand it into. You would likely have to reduce another partition to free up space first. Even then it may have to be continuous space to be usable, be adjacent to the partition you want to expand.
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