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Windows 7: New laptop, changing partition disks?

05 Dec 2011   #61
NicoleUK

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

Ok here goes, after I managed to connect to the internet and do the windows updates and drivers everything seems ok. There's just one driver I can't seem to find on the net which is the realteck ethernet controller driver
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Turns out I needed some of that easy software so that I can use the functions of the laptop for the display and so on. Here's how my programs list is looking, a lot healthier!

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I have also done another backup to my external using the windows backup and restore, including the system image.


I haven't transferred anything to my user folders yet as I'm planning on having that on D, so I'm assuming I still do that this way?
"To link User folders to D follow this method: User Folders - Change Default Location
Or do them all at once by moving your named User account: User Profile - Change Default Location"

I have used the disk management to do the partitions but I can only shrink C to 300gb now.

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So I have already installed the Partition Wizard bootable CD to a CD






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05 Dec 2011   #62
gregrocker

 

Looks good. Did you get the extra Display functionality you need now with the Easy Display software? Manufacturers will normally put laptop software needed for these functions (hotkeys, Cam, etc) on the Downloads webpage.

If Updates don't catch up with one, you can look at your laptop specs to find the Ethernet adapter's make/model to get the driver from the maker's Support website, or trace it using this tool: Hardware Identification

Boot Partition Wizard CD to rightclick C, choose Resize, slide right grey border to left by as much more space as you want, click OK. Then create New Primary partition lettered D in the Unallocated Space, label it as you wish, OK, Apply all steps.

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05 Dec 2011   #63
NicoleUK

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

Yeah the easy display manager seems to have provided everything I need

Thank you very much I've managed to find the drver from the link you provided

I'll perform the boot CD for the partition now.

Yeah I've chosen a aero theme, thanks for that link I'll have a good time making my desktop look pretty
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05 Dec 2011   #64
NicoleUK

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

No problem, I've managed to do it! (Getting the hang of this ) Can I just confirm that in the future I can resize these drives even if they both have files in them? I'm happy with the space I've allocated for them as of now, but I wanted to double check, again.
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05 Dec 2011   #65
gregrocker

 

Yes, you can Resize into or out of any available space with PW CD which has the ability to move System Files since it's run at boot, never fails, and checks the file system in the process.
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05 Dec 2011   #66
NicoleUK

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

Done 150GB might be too large for C but I estimated all my design/programs at 110GB.

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So now I'm ready to go ahead and move my user files??


Also, I'm having a problem with the touchpad driver, everytime I restart I've noticed I can't use the scroll function until I go into control panel/mouse.


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05 Dec 2011   #67
gregrocker

 

You likely need the full touchpad software package from the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer, or the device itself. It may also need to startup in the System tray to provide scrolling feature and possibly tap-to-click - test it both ways to see.

Let us know how moving User folders goes.
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05 Dec 2011   #68
NicoleUK

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

Everything went great moving the user files, however now that I'm trying to install new programs, like Firefox, I'm unable to open the .exe files. It asks me what program to open with. So I read around and found this Default File Type Associations - Restore

But it's still not working for me, I changed the default program to (C:\Windows\regedit.exe) as it said but once I open those files for the extension I still can't see the 'merge' option.

So I renamed the file myself putting .reg at the end and then merging from there, but it still didn't work. From that link I've tried the exe and reg files.

EDIT: I opened up in safe mode and managed to fix this issue ^^

(I'm going to to try removing and reinstalling the driver for the touchpad, I got it from the website but I don't know why there was a problem.) - I did this and still seem to have a problem even though I got it direct from the Samsung website, it's not a major issue as it does work, but just annoying after every restart it stops.
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05 Dec 2011   #69
NicoleUK

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

Not sure what to do about this error, I've little knowledge of this graphics card. Nvidia GT540M

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EDIT
Ok I managed to get rid of that error but how can I check that I'm getting the best of this graphics card?


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05 Dec 2011   #70
gregrocker

 

I would disable Nvidia in services.msc, msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services after Hiding All MS Services. Services - Start or Disable
Startup Programs - Change

You need only the Nvidia driver and not the additional control panel because the one built into Win7 is perfectly adequate and eliminates potential errors like this.
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