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19 Dec 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Install on Drives

I installed windows 7 on a laptop with Windows Vista 64-bit When installed, it installed on a D:drive with only 14.6 GB capacity. The C: drive was apparently allocated for the Vista OS. After reinstalling some of the applications, it has maxed out the D: drive capacity. It looks as if it is loading the apps both on the C: and D: drives. How do I transition the default windows 7 OS to the C:drive which has 238 GB capacity? Will I need to reinstall Windows 7 to do this? Ultimately, I would like to eliminate Vista completely and only deal with Windows 7. Thank you for your assitance.


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19 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lungscan View Post
I installed windows 7 on a laptop with Windows Vista 64-bit When installed, it installed on a D:drive with only 14.6 GB capacity. The C: drive was apparently allocated for the Vista OS. After reinstalling some of the applications, it has maxed out the D: drive capacity. It looks as if it is loading the apps both on the C: and D: drives. How do I transition the default windows 7 OS to the C:drive which has 238 GB capacity? Will I need to reinstall Windows 7 to do this? Ultimately, I would like to eliminate Vista completely and only deal with Windows 7. Thank you for your assitance.
Reinstall from the DVD, when asked, choose advanced options. Select partion size and format. Select custom install and you will be good to go. In this process you will be asked the size of the recovery drive, decide now how large it should be. I have a 500gb drive and 50gb recovery. You can prob get by with 35 or 40 tops.
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19 Dec 2009   #3
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It might be able to be done without reinstalling. If you want to know for sure, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map, using Snipping Tool in Start menu, attaching file with paper clip in reply box
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20 Dec 2009   #4

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I reinstalled Windows 7 and selected C: drive for the OS and that worked but now I have two versions of Windows 7 to include on on the D: drive. Can I delete one vesion hopefully on the D: Drive?
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20 Dec 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lungscan View Post
I reinstalled Windows 7 and selected C: drive for the OS and that worked but now I have two versions of Windows 7 to include on on the D: drive. Can I delete one vesion hopefully on the D: Drive?
I'm not following. You had a c drive without enough room so part of win 7 went to the d drive. now you have win 7 on the c drive, why can't you just delete everything on d?
Why are there 2 on the D drive?

I'll be back tomorrow to help.
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21 Dec 2009   #6
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lungscan View Post
I reinstalled Windows 7 and selected C: drive for the OS and that worked but now I have two versions of Windows 7 to include on on the D: drive. Can I delete one vesion hopefully on the D: Drive?
Yes, boot into the Windows 7 you want to keep on C: drive.

Open Disk Management and confirm it says C: drive is System Active.

If so, you can go ahead and delete the D: drive in Disk management.

If not, post back here a screenshot of the full Disk Management drive map, using the Snipping tool in Start menu, attached using the paper clip in reply box.

We will advise you the changes that need to be made to delete D: as you wish.
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