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Windows 7: Windows will not start - can't do a clean install

26 Jan 2014   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What size is your harddrive ?

Windows doesn`t create a recovery drive, the factory does that.


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26 Jan 2014   #32
wmsully2006

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

500 gig
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26 Jan 2014   #33
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So give yourself a 200 Gig partition for Windows and the other 265 for storage.

Hard Drives sold as 500 GB drives are actually only 465 GBs
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26 Jan 2014   #34
wmsully2006

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Why was my Window partition so small before? (see photo on pg 2) Or is that Windows?
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26 Jan 2014   #35
gregrocker

 

The only small partitions shown are the boot partition which contains only the boot files for Win7 (which won't be created if you use Partition Wizard as suggested, and the Recovery partition which comes from your OEM.

You didn't reply if you had a partition scheme in mind, e.g. placing User folders on a second partition to keep the Win7 backup image smaller for recovery purposes: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you don't have such plans then you can make your Win7 partition as large as you want. You should know what you want to store there vs. store on the data partition, so estimate its size based on that. Questions?
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26 Jan 2014   #36
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wmsully2006 View Post
Why was my Window partition so small before? (see photo on pg 2) Or is that Windows?
It wasn`t small, it was 453 GBs
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26 Jan 2014   #37
wmsully2006

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I do not have a scheme in mind. I have never had to go this far to get a computer going again. I would like to have the most available storage space available. If I put the operating system on 1 side and the folders on the other, how hard is it to link them? If I did that what would the smallest size I could use for the operating system partition? Can you readjust the size later? If it's too small will windows run slowly?
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26 Jan 2014   #38
wmsully2006

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry AddRam, I thought windows was installed on the "system" labeled one. Gregg just enlightened me a couple of minutes before your post.
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