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Windows 7: partioning help!


08 Nov 2009   #1

 
 
partioning help!

i installed windows 7 64 bit on my acer laptop with an 80gb hard drive the drive is divided into to equal parts windows installed some system files on the second hard drive i want to un partion the hard drive and make it one windows drive is a way with out having to reinstall windows?

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08 Nov 2009   #2

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Yes.

Do you mean that Windows installed some system files on a second hard drive?

Or do you mean that Windows installed some system files on a second partition on the only hard drive in your computer?

Can you post a screen shot of disk management on your computer?
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09 Nov 2009   #3

 
 

windows installed files on the second partion on the only hard drive on my laptop


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09 Nov 2009   #4

 
 

so these are the folders that windows installed. on the (D) data partion
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09 Nov 2009   #5

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There are ways to do what you want to do, but they involve installing and using other software. I am not familiar with that software, but others on this forum are.

Why do you think some Windows files are on the wrong partition?

Do you want to get rid of the recovery partition also?
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09 Nov 2009   #6

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What operating system did you have installed before?
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09 Nov 2009   #7

 
 

i had vista 32 bit and windows moved it to a folder windows.old and i think cause i upgraded to 64 bit that there was not enough room for all of windows to properly install. i want to make it one windows partion with out hopefully having to re- partion it and re install windows. yes i guess i want my recover partion gone cause it does not show up in my computer and i don't really have a use for it?

it is a easy way to do this or will i have to pay a computer technition 100 dollars to re-slove this issue.
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09 Nov 2009   #8

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Why not use a ghost program to back up the OS in full and then re-partition it or un-partition it. then reload the back up where you want it ??

or for that matter why not just reformat it real fast that will wipe it all and partitions clean then install factory fresh..
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09 Nov 2009   #9

 
 

ok so how would i wipe a partitions so the drive is blank cause i dont mind re installing windows is there a guide?
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09 Nov 2009   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Assuming this is dualboot. Your C:\ from the image is your current 'live' OS which is Windows 7, right?

But Windows 7 is not you original OS which you would have installed on the original C parition. Vista is. Currently Vista is on D:\.

Now you want to remove the D:\ which is your original system partion which has all the boot files in it. If this is the case you will need to transfer those boot files to your current C:\.

As for which program to resize your partition, i have used Acronis Disk Director and it does it's to perfect.
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