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Windows 7: Need advice-I think I made C: partition too small!

27 May 2009   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I still think the best method is

1) Download GPARTED partition manager

2) Reduce partition size say of D with GPARTED

3) Resize C with free space.


The problem of using Folders etc as "Mountable" partitions makes backing up and restoring your system a much more complicated process.

If you just have your OS on say "C" all you need to do is use a decent backup program say like Acronis or Ghost to backup your C image. You can then restore this even from a bootable drive (or USB stick) if you need to recover your OS and it only takes around 10 - 15 mins.

If you've got "System" type partitions all over the place this quick type of recovery isn't possible any more.

It can be done but judging by a lot of posts on this (and other Forums) it would seem people aren't terribly good with their OS housekeeping jobs and if they need to recover something would probably get themseleves hosed up pretty quickly.


Keeping the OS on its own partition might not be the sexiest way of doing it but it's SIMPLE and almost unbreakable. Backing up and restoring from any type of failure --even from a completely broken hard disk is no problem if you image the disk with one of the backup programs specified above.

I'm not saying using multiple folders as "Drives" is impossible - but any extra complications will greatly increase the chances of errors if something unexpected happens.

Cheers
jimbo


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27 May 2009   #22
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

We All Need to Keep this Mind ;


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft(not posted by, but quoted from)
IMPORTANT: The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to rebuild your test machine using a valid version of Windows before the software expires. You'll need to rebuild your test PC to replace the OS and reinstall all your programs and data.
So no update/upgrade options from RC to RTM. Can't use a RTM license key on RC either, so no way around it, we'll all have to reinstall at some point.
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27 May 2009   #23
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OEM View Post
We All Need to Keep this Mind ;




So no update/upgrade options from RC to RTM. Can't use a RTM license key on RC either, so no way around it, we'll all have to reinstall at some point.

True, but we got another couple of months before our computers become Zombies

Enzo.
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28 May 2009   #24
StratCat

Dual Boot: Vista HP x86 SP2 + W7 x64 RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OEM View Post
We All Need to Keep this Mind ;


So no update/upgrade options from RC to RTM. Can't use a RTM license key on RC either, so no way around it, we'll all have to reinstall at some point.
Yep.

Kinda' makes one wonder if MS is making the RC widely available for testing/feedback, or marketing?

I suspect many ppl will not want to revert back to a previous Vista install after 9+ months of W7 RC use.
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28 May 2009   #25
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

that's some good marketing. forcing everyone to blindly fall in love with, dare i say,
a masterpiece, of windows awesomeness. then take it away......touche M$
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28 May 2009   #26
bhuulo

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
that's some good marketing. forcing everyone to blindly fall in love with, dare i say,
a masterpiece, of windows awesomeness. then take it away......touche M$
They are not going to take it away, one or other build is always going to come and by then I think the final version will get released... so no worry...

But true atleast I'd not like to return to Vista again...
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28 May 2009   #27
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

If w7 is expensive, ill have to go back to vista x86 :'(

Enzo.
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28 May 2009   #28
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I'll find a way to pay for it. I like it too much to go back to V.
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28 May 2009   #29
bhuulo

 

No Official news but only speculations is that home or whatever the version or flavor below the ultimate is, will be rounded to 250-300$$, i.e. Rs.13500-15000@Rs.50
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28 May 2009   #30
bhuulo

 

There may be student discount as MS-Office has student version
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