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Windows 7: New laptop, changing partition disks?

03 Dec 2011   #21
NicoleUK

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Ahh yeah I understand, I followed that tutorial and made the repair disk and also just completed the Samsung recovery, should I be good to go now with what I mentioned about shrinking C, creating a new D drive and then moving my user profile to D?

I have estimated with the programs I'll be using to have C at 110gb then the rest as D


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03 Dec 2011   #22
seavixen32

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That sounds just fine.

Please post back if you encounter further problems or just to let us know how you get on.
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03 Dec 2011   #23
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicoleUK View Post
I have estimated with the programs I'll be using to have C at 110gb then the rest as D
If you mean that the estimated space occupied on C will be 110, then you should make C noticeable larger than that--maybe 150 or 170.

You don't ever want C to be nearly full. Preferably never more than 80% full.

If it turns out that C is too small, you can enlarge it---but the better move is to make it larger than you might think necessary to begin with.

C will grow over time even if you don't install more programs, due to Windows updates.

But I will say that 110 GB is larger than most people have for Windows and programs. That is certainly possible though because you said that you have quite a few Adobe programs, which can be large.
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04 Dec 2011   #24
NicoleUK

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I can't make C smaller than 186gb...this is all starting to make me think to just have the one drive and keep everything in there.
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04 Dec 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

I would do just that.

Later if C becomes too large and unwieldy for backup imaging you can consider creating D Data/Storage drive to offload some or all User folders, or just for storage.

Here are some tips to Clean up factory bloatware on a new computer to get best performance out of Win7.
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04 Dec 2011   #26
NicoleUK

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

Yeah I'll do that, I'm just really worried that over time I'm going to not have enough space left on one of the drives and be back to square one. I haven't yet got all my programs back and I need to clean up the factory stuff as you said. Here is how it looks right now.




(F Drive is my external)
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04 Dec 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

There is no worry about changing partition sizes at any time in the future, as we can help you using free Partition Wizard bootable CD which can resize partitions in any direction, making room from C to add to the left side of D, etc. It is the most valuable tool we use here and has helped thousands of users without fail.
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04 Dec 2011   #28
NicoleUK

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

Thank you that's very good to know that is possible.

Am I ok to ask another question in this thread in reference to your link about cleaning up factory bloatware?
I have already removed the startup from msconfig. These are most of the programs that came with the laptop, I'm not sure which of them if any I can remove without actually needed them?

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04 Dec 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

I hope you didn't start Norton Security. It and its backup crapware should be uninstalled first and replaced with Microsoft Security Essentials

Office 2010 is also a trial, which if you start using it will present you with a $200+ bill in 60 days. Best to uninstall it now unless you bought it or own it.

The rest are personal preference and should probably hang around long enough to get to know whether you want each or not. You can open them in All Programs list to sample.

Based on my usage I would get rid of all the Cyberlink since Win7 has its own burner and I don't burn or label music CD's, the Easy stuff looks like crapware, Paragon Partition manager is a trial - free Partition Wizard is better, PhoneShare and Tweetdeck look like crapware.

Most of the others would probably eventually be gone here but I can't click on them to see what they are or aren't. Keep in mind that with the superior Win7 clean reinstall there would be zero programs in that list at startup.

But on the chance there's something there you like, it's worth taking your time to be sure.
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04 Dec 2011   #30
ignatzatsonic

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You are on the right track and doing fine.

Most of those programs that came pre-installed are there because those software companies pay the PC manufacturer (Samsung in your case) to include them. That enables Samsung to sell the PC to you at a lower price. Every dime counts because the PC business has low profit margins----the average selling price of a PC is a lot lower than it was 10 years ago.

You can nearly always find programs on your own (usually free) that are better than the included ones.

I would be immediately suspicious of Norton, Cyber Link, Easy, Adobe Air, Fast Start, Phone Share, Tweet Deck, Windows Live Essentials, and Word CaptureX Pro.

There are good replacements for Adobe Reader as well.

You can investigate what they do and uninstall as necessary---and look for superior replacements if you need the functionality.

A good anti-virus combination is Microsoft Security Essentials plus Malwarebytes.
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