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Windows 7: Help - Doc wants to resize HD partitions

07 Jan 2014   #1
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 
Help - Doc wants to resize HD partitions

I have not done this in several years. I need to resize the partitions on a friends laptop. I don't want to mess it up. Ok, so C: has a lot of extra free space. E: is basicly full and that is where Win7 wants to put it's restore points when doing win7 Updates. I want to shrink C: then expand the unallocated space to E: I will use Partition Wizard, but I want to confirm the steps, so it works on the first attempt. Here are the Snips




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08 Jan 2014   #2
derekimo

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E shouldn't be getting used for anything Doc, why are the restore points going there?
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08 Jan 2014   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I guess somebody set it up that way. Should I just change it to somewhere on the C: drive.
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08 Jan 2014   #4
derekimo

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I would. What else is on E to fill it up?

That's a Fat32 partition.

Maybe just turning it off for that partition will clear it up.

System Restore Configuration - Enable or Disable

And make sure it is enabled for C.
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08 Jan 2014   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

It does not give an option of C: only E: & F: ?????
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08 Jan 2014   #6
derekimo

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You can't just turn it off on E and enable C

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08 Jan 2014   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does not show like you snip above.


I need to hit the bed now, I have to be up at 5:45am tomorrow


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08 Jan 2014   #8
derekimo

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That's not for restore points anyway, that's windows backup.

This will get you to the window I posted above,

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08 Jan 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The window will look like this. Mine are all off because I don`t use system restore. Click configure to make the changes.
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08 Jan 2014   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Looking at OP Post #1
Why does screen print 1 show "Local Disk (Q)" and screen print 2 show "SYSTEM" with no drive letter ?
Is that normal/usual, or does that indicate some issue?

I have multi-boot PCs and I don't see it this way...
If I don't have a drive letter assigned to a partition, that partition isn't displayed in "Explorer/Computer".
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