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Windows 7: partition c drive

23 May 2015   #1
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
partition c drive

hi,

want to reduce the size on my c drive (193gb) ... win 7 ultimate is already installed on this drive ... how can i do it & how much should i keepit for only windows 7 os ??? & should other programs (adobe,office) be installed on other partition ??? ... thanx


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23 May 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Partition Wizard is the best program to manipulate partitions.

Keep C at at least 100 to 125 GB.

Install your programs on C.

Post a shot of Disk Management first please.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Best Professional Partition Manager | MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro
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23 May 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

No, you wouldn't normally want to put programs on another partition. Keep Windows and programs on the same partition.

Depending on how many programs you have installed, you might want to make C as little as 60. Most people can get along fine with 80 or 100 if they don't have an unusual situation or a bunch of games installed.

Windows alone takes up about 20 when first installed and grows a bit after that.

You may be able to shrink with Windows Disk Management or you may need a separate tool.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see what's going on.

How large is your C:\Windows directory?

How about C:\program files or C:\program files (x86)?

Have you done any disk cleanup with Windows built in tool or CCleaner?
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23 May 2015   #4
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanx for fast reply ... & sorry forgot to mention ... i do have d & e partition drives with data on it & if i do via any of these programms, will i risk that data in drives too ???
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23 May 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If D and E are drives then no, if E and D are Partitions on the same drive as C, then you`d better be careful what you do.

This is why we asked you for a shot of Disk Management before you go any further. Please cooperate if you want help.
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23 May 2015   #6
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

cant post a screenshot as Win 7 not booting with my username ... stops at win logo & goes back to bios ... its in loop ... bt my c drive is 193 gb, d = 300 gb e = 1.5tb ... have 2tb hdd ...
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23 May 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So why in the world do you want to mess with partitions, get windows booting first, then worry about partitions.
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23 May 2015   #8
bluezz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

had performed chkdsk /f /r ... it corrected some files in bad sector ... as drive was 193 gb it took 4 hrs ... so was thinking of reducing it so next time scandisk is done pretty fast in time ...
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23 May 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you have an aversion to answering the questions in post 3?
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23 May 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s not gonna help you to get windows booting.
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