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Windows 7: LOW Recovery Disk Space (Drive D) After Windows 7 Installation

22 Jun 2012   #1
akarimian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
LOW Recovery Disk Space (Drive D) After Windows 7 Installation

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 used with Windows Vista on it. My school offers free Windows software downloads for students so I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 32bit. The download went smoothly, however, the computer is slow now and I get a message that says low space on recovery drive 0mb available. I used disk clean and removed old system files, windows.old and previous restore points but that barely put a dent in it. When I start my computer the Windows 7 is on a different partition and I can still see Windows Vista, I would also like to delete the Vista partition. Maybe that is why I am having a problem. I do not know much about computer so any help is appreciated. I've attached a screen shot. Thanks.




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22 Jun 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

akarimian,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Quote:
My school offers free Windows software downloads for students
downloading the software is simple enough.

The question in my mind is the 25 character Product Key needed to complete the install.

Don't post the key, but:
How do you plan to obtain the Win 7 key?

Which Win 7 version?

Thunder looked good, but Heat better.
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22 Jun 2012   #3
akarimian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

My school provides the product keys. It is Windows 7 Enterprise. I have attached the image from disk management also.
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22 Jun 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please do not attach snapshots to previous posts.

In a fresh post, attach the snapshot.

Is the download you have an ISO file (the extension is ISO)?

Is the download a full install or meant to be used only as an "upgrade"?
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22 Jun 2012   #5
akarimian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

It is an upgrade I suppose. It says 'Windows 7 Enterprise(32bit) Upgrade for Students. It is not an ISO file. I have the choice to download or they can mail me the disks. Maybe I should see if they can mail me the disk and possibly do a fresh install. I also chose 'custom' install during the installation, I don't know if that makes a difference. I chose this because I didn't want any of the previous owners files.


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22 Jun 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Did I understand correctly that you have already downloaded the file? Yes/No

The file you downloaded, the name of that file is ?
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22 Jun 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please complete your system specs and here is how to update your system specs.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

ADD the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.
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22 Jun 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi aka,

You have installed windows 7 onto the 14ish gb recovery partition by mistake.

Don't worry, it is easy to fix.

Can you still boot into Vista OK?
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22 Jun 2012   #9
akarimian

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thanks SIW, yes I believe that is what I did. Although, I don't know how to fix it. I have already downloaded Windows 7 and I have been using it fine. I just receive the 'low disk space' error message. It took a little bit, but I was able to boot Vista. What's the fix?
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22 Jun 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

No need to try to repair the install you mistakenly put on the Recovery partition, which is on D anyway since you ran the Clean Install from Vista and didn't boot the installer.

Boot the Win7 DVD to Clean Install Windows 7, choose Custom install then use the Custom Drive options to delete all partitions and create new ones as you wish, or just click Next and Win7 will create and format its own partition and begin install.

Be sure to save the Win7 Product Key as it can migrate to any computer for the life of the OS as long as it's on only one at a time.
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