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Windows 7: recovery drive d

03 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 pro 32bit
recovery drive d

this i beleive is a repeat but need new advice. friends notebook was installed with windows 7 32bit in the recovery drive now all programs are automatically downloaded to this partition it is now full. on the c drive however is the original vista 64bit. can i somehow backup d drive and install in c? so as not to lose all information and programs and if not how do i stop downloads from automatically trying for d? thanks hope someone can help

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03 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Follow the steps given here to delete Vista partition then Resize Win7 into its space:
Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

Or boot Win7 DVD to clean reinstall to C, copy files over from D, delete D, extend C partition in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Extend
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