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Windows 7: Hard disk drive recovery c full - help!

07 Mar 2011   #51

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

WHS, as far as the backup of the data partition, I might suggest Sync Toy. It will copy the user partition to her external hard drive and is simple to use.

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07 Mar 2011   #52
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
WHS, as far as the backup of the data partition, I might suggest Sync Toy. It will copy the user partition to her external hard drive and is simple to use.
I agree, that is a good option. I just use Macrium for that because I always image both partitions together. For me it is a one step deal and I do not really care about the extra disk space it takes - I have acres of that.
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08 Mar 2011   #53

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niccih View Post
I have installed the newest Adobe Flash Player, and hope I have successfully uninstalled the old version. I've attached a snip, hopefully this will be of use to you to confirm that. I have attached also Device Manager for Theog (hello!).
I'm still not sure whether I have any other old virus protection on here, I can't see anything obvious but really wouldn't know if i was missing anything. I checked my old list of all programs as suggested but don't see any. Could it have been uninstalled last time I unsuccessfully tried to reinstall windows?

I don't know if there is anything else I need to do... I can't think of anything. Really I'm just clueless on computers about what I should update and how often. For example, the Adobe flash player I would have had no idea I had to update it. Perhaps if someone would be kind enough to just tell me what I should be updating on a regular basis and where I get the updates so i can keep my laptop in tip top condition.

Thanks so much for all of your help :)
Before you start your backing up, you may like to install all the hardware software for your notebook.(Display, keyboard, touchpad,etc)
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05 Aug 2011   #54

windows 7 premium

Had exactly the same problem, followed instructions and hey presto! worked a treat. Thank you. Got to say I'm pretty clueless too!
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05 Aug 2011   #55

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

reightonsands, Welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad you have your problem solved. If you went through that and were successful, you are not clueless. But, you were able to follow the advice in the thread, solve your problem and learn something in the process. Next time you are faced with this situation, you will know exactly what to do. Stick around, there is much more information on this site. Check out the tutorials here. Just go to the top of the page and click on tutorials. There is much to learn there. Hope you'll stick around and congratulations for resolving your issue.
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10 Aug 2011   #56

Windows 7 64 bit

hey guys i have the exact same problem that has been fixed here - i have recovery (c:) and OS (D:) and recovery drive is full, yet OS is 75% empty. have 126.20gb of unallocated space, but cant seem to get that space onto my recovery disk. i am on my sisters laptop now, as i am attempting to re-install windows 7 like what has been done on this thread on my laptop, but when i try to download to OS, it says it doesnt have the available space, even though i formatted it previously. followed this guide but now i am stuck and i cant seem to make it work, will post back when windows either doesnt download or does and i will say how it went.
would really appreciate some help, my laptops been this way for 6 months now and its starting to really bug me now, i have windows 7 64 bit if that helps. thanks
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16 Oct 2011   #57

Windows 7

Hi all... I registered on this forum to say "THANK YOU!!!" I had the EXACT same issue as "niccih" and your solutions worked perfectly!! I now know EXACTLY where to go for all my computer-help needs! Thank you very very much!!!
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16 Oct 2011   #58

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

ESRO2, we are glad it helped and happy you resolved your issues. Anytime you need help, that is what we are here for. We hope you come around often. When you have the time, in the top left corner there is a section called tutorials. Click on that and look at the tutorials. There is much to learn and help with many problems. Thanks for letting us know this thread helped. Good luck.
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