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Windows 7: Memory Full

20 Sep 2012   #31
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You may as well download the rest of the stuff HP has at that site for your particular PC.

You may not need it or even want it, but just in case, now is the time to get it rather than later.

If you do a clean install, you will get a bunch of drivers directly from the install disc and you may not need much or anything from the HP downloads.

I'd probably try the HP recovery as a last resort before a clean install---if you don't get any further assistance in this thread.

When you get that Windows 7 ISO downloaded and burned, you should confirm that you can in fact boot from it. If you can't boot from it, it's useless. If it boots, you can cancel out at the first screen, remove the disc from the DVD drive, and reboot to your current installation.

If you figured out your exact model number, you may as well add it to your system specs.


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20 Sep 2012   #32
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'll download all. I am not sure about boot but once I have the disk I may need help for clean installing
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20 Sep 2012   #33
gregrocker

 
 

These steps have worked without fail countless times so you must have a bad burn of the CD. Try again:

The problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.

The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Boot CD, follow these steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

Then create a new Logical partition in the space you made: Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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20 Sep 2012   #34
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
These steps have worked without fail countless times so you must have a bad burn of the CD. Try again:
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Then create a new Logical partition in the space you made: Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
Thanks gregrocker. I re-download file and burn to new disc. It worked. I convert my hard drive (Disk 0) to basic space using version PW4.22
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After that I run PWv7.6 and converted to all partition to Logical Space. After that w7 didn't start. So I converted system to primary partition > restart pc and w7 started.
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I do not know if I do it right or wrong! Do i need to convert C: to primary drive and change status to active?
the following pics taken during PWv7.6
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20 Sep 2012   #35
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You may as well download the rest of the stuff HP has at that site for your particular PC.

You may not need it or even want it, but just in case, now is the time to get it rather than later.
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If you figured out your exact model number, you may as well add it to your system specs.
Thanks ignatzatsonic, I downloaded all drivers and I have everything ready now. I may not need it now but I have it if I need in future
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21 Sep 2012   #36
gregrocker

 
 

To keep HP System and Recovery bootable they should remain Primary partitions, while C can be converted to Logical then shrunk to add as many adjacent Logical partitions as you want with PW CD.
Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Some other options to consider with HP are to get rid of the huge load of crapware and useless HP utilities by doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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21 Sep 2012   #37
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

C should not be active, so it is OK.

The System partition is active as it should be.

The Recovery partition should NOT be logical. It needs to be primary.

C and G can remain logical.

Stay with it. You almost have it done.
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21 Sep 2012   #38
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can convert recovery ti primary. Do recovery partition status need to be active?
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21 Sep 2012   #39
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akp01 View Post
I can convert recovery ti primary. Do recovery partition status need to be active?
No, you're fine with System being the only partition marked as active.
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21 Sep 2012   #40
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To keep HP System and Recovery bootable they should remain Primary partitions, while C can be converted to Logical then shrunk to add as many adjacent Logical partitions as you want with PW CD.
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Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Thanks Greg, I have done factory boltware clean up. It's great. I see my Computer starts up quicker and performing faster...
I am not confident that I will able to do clean re installation by my self. I am thinking to hold it for a while.
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