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Windows 7: Clean install. Partition query

12 Nov 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 55 MB is useless now, you might as well delete it too, and add the 10.55 GB of space to C.

No sense just leaving it sit there, unused.

The hard drive should also be aligned, all can be done with Partition Wizard or Diskpart.




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14 Nov 2015   #12
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Finally managed to get all unallocated space into my C drive. (This is entirely thanks to AddRAM)
This is much tidier


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14 Nov 2015   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is beautiful, good job.
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15 Nov 2015   #14
wat721

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am new to this as well, but that unallocated in between the two healthy partitions looks wrong.
(edit, I did not see the new posts on the next page)

The clean install needs to go into the partition immediately to the right of the not accessible system partition.

You would need to clean out the big partition and make it unallocated. Then you can create a new partition where it currently states unallocated.
This will become the C: partition during the clean install.

I was advised to make that C: partition smaller and thus restrict where Win7 puts it's not movable files.
They suggested 20GB to 40GB for the Win7 partition. Then all your data and apps can go into a separate partition. This extra partition can be created after your clean install.

Putting the install into it's own small partition makes future Restores and new clean installs much simpler. And the new clean install does not overwrite all your other partitions which still contain your data and apps (and your millions of music and videos).
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15 Nov 2015   #15
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for advice wat721. Opinion seems to be divided about creating separate partition for OS. As my original problem was centred on such a partition i think i'll stick with what i've got and "quit while I'm ahead"
Thanks for input☺
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16 Nov 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

wat721, of course that is the right approach, but that`s not what we were trying to do, we talked about it through PM`s.

Now he can make a partition to the right of C for data, but it really makes no sense to store data on the same drive as windows.

But if that`s all you have to use, then that is fine also.
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