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Windows 7: Too many Partitions created on new computer

17 Jan 2012   #21
seavixen32

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It doesn't matter whether it is logical or primary.

Just to clarify: a primary partition is a simple volume as a single entity. A logical drive is an area of drive space that is part of an extended primary partition.

The reason logical partitions are so useful is that you are only allowed four primary partitions on a hard drive. A logical partition as part of an extended primary partition is a way of getting round this restriction.


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17 Jan 2012   #22
theog

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that it is not a genuine copy of Windows,
Not if you use the Fujisu DVD.

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all those black looking boxes look like I am somewhere in the Bios.
NO, you would be in Diskpart.

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17 Jan 2012   #23
ronecc

windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

If I delete the E drive. Where will the GB's go. Will they join the 7GB free or one of the other drives C or Unallocated??
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17 Jan 2012   #24
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you delete the E drive and the free space then you'll be left with an area of blank space on which you can create one single data partition as shown in theog's screenshot of Fujitsu's disk layout.
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17 Jan 2012   #25
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If you delete the E drive and the free space then you'll be left with an area of blank space on which you can create one single data partition as shown in theog's screenshot of Fujitsu's disk layout.
NO,that would be 4 partitions, therefore partition 4 will be logical. I only have 3 partitions.
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17 Jan 2012   #26
ronecc

windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for all your help guys. It is all looking very complicated to me. You all obviously know what you are doing, but looking at all those screenshots where non of the GB numbers change when they are supposed to be being deleted, confuses me.
I think I am going to have to get a pro to do it if the supplying company will not help.
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17 Jan 2012   #27
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I stand corrected.

However, a logical partition will be OK to use for your data storage.
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17 Jan 2012   #28
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I stand corrected.

However, a logical partition will be OK to use for your data storage.
C: is to small.
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17 Jan 2012   #29
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronecc View Post
Thanks for all your help guys. It is all looking very complicated to me. You all obviously know what you are doing, but looking at all those screenshots where non of the GB numbers change when they are supposed to be being deleted, confuses me.
I think I am going to have to get a pro to do it if the supplying company will not help.
Obviously, it's your decision, but if you have a set of Fujitsu recovery discs you should be able to restore the computer to its out-of-box factory state without resorting to professional help that is going to cost you.
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17 Jan 2012   #30
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