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Windows 7: Please have a look @ my partition setup

18 Mar 2016   #11
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
He's talking about creating or altering partition sizes usually created by the installer.
Although mini tool can do that fairly easily is it worth doing for less the half a gb :/

Seems better to use EasyBCD and not worry about how large it is
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

I'm sorry are we hijacking this thread
I don't see where UEFI comes into play, I didn't see it mentioned in his posts so I was curious why you were suggesting that. For all I knew you two had previously talked about it because it certainly isn't obvious in his screenshot.

Yeah, it might be hijacking, but it's to get an answer as to why you suggested that.


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18 Mar 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I was thinking if wanting to increase the system reserved any amount it requires shifting the entire os to the right which is risky in it's self even with mini tool

EasyBCD will at least copy the boot loader or what ever it is to the c drive
Mini tool can just as easily move the os to the left still just as risky for such a little amount.

So is it better to do this before install ?
The only way I've read to do it is with a uefi install of win-7 that way you make the partitions what ever you want too.

Of course the op has a system restore partition too which complicates the deal but he could move the system restore partition to the right after using EasyBCD too and it just gets extended
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18 Mar 2016   #13
derekimo

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It doesn't have to be changed to UEFI to do that.
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18 Mar 2016   #14
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I don't think Benteke wants to resize the System Reserved partition, he was just asking why his is set at 200mb when the default size is usually 100mb.
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18 Mar 2016   #15
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Actually, when I installed W7 on this HDD a few months back, I just let the installer run but then ran into a 'limitation' where I couldn't shrink the C drive smaller than 350 Gb because I was using disk manager. MiniTool was recommended, so I created a bootable flash drive in case I ever need to partition w/out an OS. Re-sizing C: Drive

I also remember reading that it's better to partition a new drive prior to any installations as opposed to the way I did it on my current HDD (install Windows, then create partitions). Also read whs's thread about SSD alignment (which is why I posted my current HDD partition sizes).... The C drive being 349.55 GB seemed odd to me @ first, but then I figured that the MBR & factory image partitions are both divisible by 4, so the rest of the drive must also be aligned (maybe my reasoning is incorrect). The last thing I want is to compromise the performance (write speed) on a brand new Samsung 850 Pro.

Also, why do you mention UEFI?
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18 Mar 2016   #16
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
Also, why do you mention UEFI?
That's what I was wondering too, it seems he may have been thinking you were trying to do something he has only seen mentioned with UEFI if I understand it correctly.

You can just forget about that part now.
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18 Mar 2016   #17
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
Also, why do you mention UEFI?
Thrash sees what he sees... He sees dead people... He's psychotic! Just kidding Thrash!
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18 Mar 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 



Personally I prefer not to have a system reserved partition and you don't have to care how big it is
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18 Mar 2016   #19
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

The default size of 100mb is pretty useless so I can understand why a lot of people remove it. I like to keep a few extra boot tools on mine though so it can be handy. Saves having to pull out CD's or USB sticks at times.
Not sure why MS made it 100mb. Even during the Windows 7 beta it was 200mb then for some silly reason they reduced it for the RTM.
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27 Mar 2016   #20
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I apologize if I wasn't clear in my OP....
W/regards to the first partition, (recovery partition)... I'm assuming that when I initially ran the restore cd's for the new HHD, the W7 'image' was placed on the HDD (recovery partition), correct? So I can remove it leaving just the system & boot partitions without any adverse effects, yes?

I apologize for the rudimentary questions but I'd rather ask than risk attempting something I'm not 100% sure about.
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