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Windows 7: partitioning the c drive

09 Jul 2010   #1

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
partitioning the c drive

hi all can i have advice on partitioning the c drive please im am going to use the windows 7 tool and any help will be great

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09 Jul 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, What advice do you need?
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09 Jul 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

what tool to use i was going to use the windows 7. it wont affect boot up will it?
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09 Jul 2010   #4
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Hello brianzion.



No, the Windows 7 partition tool won't let you do anything that'll be detrimental to the system.
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09 Jul 2010   #5
whs

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Have a look at this tutorial. It will also tell you how to move your data to a seperate partition - if that's what you want to do. Data Partition
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09 Jul 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi all i just done it it was simple now what i need to no is can i use this partition i just created for storing system image in case i need to reinstall windows?
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09 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You are leaving out many details that would allow us to answer the question. You're C drive should be your system partition, and it shouldn't have let you format it. However, if it is not your system partition, then you should be able to format it and use it for storage, although it would bug me to not be using the C drive for Windows.

Also, you didn't tell us if this partition is on the same drive as your Windows install. if so, you definitely do not want to store your system image there. If your hard drive dies, so does your chance at a restore. That's why restore partitions on OEM systems shouldn't be relied upon, instead, backup discs should be created. Ideally, you want the system image off of the computer completely.
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09 Jul 2010   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at this tutorial. It will also tell you how to move your data to a seperate partition - if that's what you want to do. Data Partition

thanks i am conciliating it
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09 Jul 2010   #9
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi all i just done it it was simple now what i need to no is can i use this partition i just created for storing system image in case i need to reinstall windows?
The best use of this partition would be to move your data there. Then it is away from the system so if anything happens to the system partition, your data is safe.
And as Deacon Frost says, DO NOT use it for storing images. You better use an external disk for that - best one that is not online when you do not image. That way it is also safe from malware. The easiest and reliable imaging program I have used up to now is the free Macrium.
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09 Jul 2010   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

sorry to confuse you all i have a 1TB drive. the c drive has the op system on. the partition b i made in c i was thinking of puting data on. that's how it was when i got the pc. it had to go back for repair and i gave them the 3 recovery discs and the 1 repair disc i made when i bought the pc and when i got it home and booted up i only had c drive with no d drive. so i have just made a new partition b drive. will the recovery discs still work if need be? i was told they wont. and told a system image would not work either.


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