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Windows 7: i want to skrink HDD

15 Nov 2010   #1
khawar

windows 7 home premium 62bit
 
 
i want to skrink HDD

i have just bought a hp laptop having hdd of 320gb. and my c drive has space of 288gb.. i want to skrink it. i want to make two c and d drive of 88 and 200 gb.. how can i do it???


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15 Nov 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome to SF,

this tutorial will show you how to do that.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
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15 Nov 2010   #3
khawar

windows 7 home premium 62bit
 
 

when i do this this... windows shows this dialouge box... what shold i do


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15 Nov 2010   #4
Arc

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Beetter you use Partition Wizard Bootable CD . Burn it in a blank CD with IngBurn at 4x speed . Boot from it . Now if you follow the screenshots of the given link, you would be able to understand what to do with it . If there is a further problem, please post back .

But , before starting anything , you must ot have a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup ; so that in case of need you can easily restore the backup, and if you dont have the windows 7 DVD, download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs .
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15 Nov 2010   #5
khawar

windows 7 home premium 62bit
 
 

i had a recovery drive d.. how this recovery drive is used.. i have no idea.. it is of 16 GB and almost full.. wt is the purpose of that drive...
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15 Nov 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khawar View Post
i had a recovery drive d.. how this recovery drive is used.. i have no idea.. it is of 16 GB and almost full.. wt is the purpose of that drive...
That is an image of your C drive and System Reserved Drive . You need either Windows 7 DVD or the recovery disk to use it . Booted form that disk, you will get an option to repair your computer .. if you choose that option , it will lead you to that partition and restore the image back .
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15 Nov 2010   #7
khawar

windows 7 home premium 62bit
 
 

wt if dont do partition.. does it have any drawbacks....???

wt if i dont do partition and my original windows somehow becomes corrupt.. can i recover it back from my recovery drive d ..???
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15 Nov 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khawar View Post
wt if dont do partition.. does it have any drawbacks....???

wt if i dont do partition and my original windows somehow becomes corrupt.. can i recover it back from my recovery drive d ..???
Yes you can recover ... but upto that extent which is included in that partition ... not any of your recent data .
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15 Nov 2010   #9
khawar

windows 7 home premium 62bit
 
 

suppose i have only one drive c.. where all my data and windows recides...
once it get corrupted.... will i be able to recover all my data... wt should i do to recover that...

should i have only 1 partition or two partitions... wts ur advice..??
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15 Nov 2010   #10
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
before starting anything , you must ot have a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup ; so that in case of need you can easily restore the backup, and if you dont have the windows 7 DVD, download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs .
Windows 7 (or at least some versions) allow you to create a recovery disk
when you do an image backup of your system, prior to any modification of the
partitions.

If you would like a more versitile image and backup program, I recommend Acronis backup program.

My personal opinion of downloading microsoft products from a 3rd party source is not a good idea. That's where the bad guys prey on people.

YMMV
Rich


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