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Windows 7: Can I delete or extend a partition?

02 Dec 2015   #11
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK. I am getting somewhere. Have a look at this. I had a crash back in June and did a restore. I wonder if that is what created this mess on the HDD. Please have a look. It appears I could delete multiple partitions.




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02 Dec 2015   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok we may be getting soemwhere but I am not sure which is the duplicate and maybe Mitchell could answer tis better than me.

What I personally would do and I know it sounds rather drastic - is to clone this drive and take out the original or disconnect the SATA lead and boot the clone and remove the duplicates and see what happens. If all goes well then either use the cloned drive or go back and delete the duplicates on the original. But whatever you decide I would suggest you fully back up any data and programs you need.
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02 Dec 2015   #13
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Not to worry. There is nothing on the drive that I am attached to. If it all went South I would just rebuild from scratch. All I would be out is some time and the wife beating on me until the HTPC was up and running again

Getting back to the issue- Like many off the shelf PCs this has a recovery system that makes it easy to push a button and put back to factory. If I lost this am I just back to being like my custom builds? I would just use a bootable version of WIN7 to install a fresh copy and go?

The most simple thing I see here is the delete the data partition and extend the main partition to regain 220GB. Should be safe?
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02 Dec 2015   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well if you have the factory recovery partition then it is the most important one to save and if you want to get it all back in shape then do a factory restore.
Just one thing if you do and want to steer clear of any 10 crap then when updating and I would set them to let me choose what to download and install - look carefully through them for KB3035533 - right click it and hide it.
If you miss it and it gets installed then does the disable upgrade from this Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums


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02 Dec 2015   #15
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the tip on 10. I always set my PCs to check for, not autoinstall updates. At this point I do not want Win10. I watch closely for that one.

Thx.
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03 Dec 2015   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok alls good and I suspect if you were not looking for it that KB3035533 was installed on your machine during any clean install because it was very ambiguous in the description of it.
Anyway you have the disable thing to keep it out and personally unless they address the privacy and ability to have what you want on your computer I shall not be using 10.
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03 Dec 2015   #17
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I went ahead and used the registry fix to disable the Win10 update. Keeps me from having to keep an eye on it.

Thanks for the tip.
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04 Dec 2015   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No problems and if you have to ever reinstall just use the update settings as in the pic and just hide the KB mentioned then you will not have to worry about disabling the update, because once on it leaves a registry entry GWX which cannot be removed without wiping the disk and doing a clean install
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05 Dec 2015   #19
cnc many

win 7 home vista 32 bit
 
 

hi
Im no expert, but how about moving all photos or music etc to the d drive or even my documents, but whatever you do get a usb external drive and back up the lot first good luck
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06 Dec 2015   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cnc many View Post
hi
Im no expert, but how about moving all photos or music etc to the d drive or even my documents, but whatever you do get a usb external drive and back up the lot first good luck
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