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Windows 7: Initial install partion

26 Jan 2012   #1
Joe F

Widows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Initial install partion

Hi all,

My first post here...
I joined the forum in hopes of not needing help, but a day after installing a Win 7 upgrade over Vista, I'm seeing something that doesn't look right. Right now I'm showing my C drive as 3.13gb available of 14.6gb and the D drive says 268gb available of 283gb. It appears that the D drive is stuff left over form Vista, and the small C partition has all the current stuff. I'm guessing I made a mistake on the install. Is there a fix?


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26 Jan 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Post a screen shot of your Disk Management so we can see what is happening.
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26 Jan 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As ignatzatsonic said we need a screen shot.

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It looks as though Windows 7 has tried to install to your recovery partition, which is far too small - Microsoft recommend a minimum of 20GB to install Windows 7.

Personally, I think you should forget an upgrade and go for a clean install instead - you are far less likely to encounter problems.

And yes, you can do a clean install with an upgrade disc, as this tutorial explains.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Jan 2012   #4
Joe F

Widows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick replies! I think I'm going to try the clean install, since don't have any data on the machine and haven't loaded much software yet. I'll report back. Thanks.
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26 Jan 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, I'm sure you won't regret it.

Don't hesitate to post back if you need further help, and in any event, do let us know how you get on.
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27 Jan 2012   #6
Joe F

Widows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help!
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28 Jan 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

I assume a clean install did the trick?
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