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Windows 7: Shrinking Partitions

13 Mar 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I hope you don't just delete the System Reserved without doing the proper things first. Your PC won't boot.
No, that's not what I meant.

I am just going to eliminate the Recovery and tools partitions and shrink the hdd to about 130 or so gbs, so I can do a backup of System and OS partitions.

Sorry for the confusion on my part.:)

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16 Mar 2014   #12

Vista Home Prem. SP2, X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
... and shrink the hdd to about 130 or so gbs, so I can do a backup of System and OS partitions. ... :)
Hi PSC02007,

Since I am new to this Backup and Image business, you are Shrinking your Active HDD part, C Partition to 130GB, so your Backup routine Go Faster and a Smaller Image or Clone sizes ... right!?!?


G! :)
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16 Mar 2014   #13

Windows 7 Professional X64

Yes, that's exactly why I am doing that.

I only want to backup the OS, and programs.

The rest of the info is duplicated on other hdds, so I don't want to backup that info, which will give me a shorter backup time and a much smaller one if I have to do a restore.
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16 Mar 2014   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

For anyone else planning to do this I would recommend imaging every partition first using (free) Macrium Reflect. This is a bit of extra security should you want to return to the original configuration in the future.
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