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Windows 7: Partitioned drive on Samsung R780 / Windows 7

14 Jan 2011   #11

7 ultimate x64

Im not sure if i have come across anyone that has tried to do this. I certainly haven't.

Although keeping a small partition for you OS is good for some problems, You have an OEM with windows so the backup/rollback services offered are excellent, I know I have the same Laptop...

Also a small partition will not increase the speed of your Boot into windows, this requires a configuration of MSCONFIG utility...depending on your required startup services...

Increaing the size of your C: partition is as easy as a few mouse clicks...

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14 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi Classic,

If, as you say, it doesn't benefit me having a small 'C' Drive, then yes, I would be very grateful if you could explain how I can expand my 'C' Drive and thus shrink my 'D' Drive. Would also be grateful if you could explain how I can keep my system boot fast... a friend of mine who's in IT told me that by installing music and pictures into their default location, this would have the knock on effect of slowing my system down (well at least that's what I think he said - it was a while ago now).

I really do appreciate your continued advice... and will of course reflect this in your rep :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #13

7 ultimate x64


To extend your C: drive:

Right click on your 'Computer' and select manage.
Choose Disk management
Right click on the partition you want to extend and select Extend Volume
Choose the amount of space you want to allocate from D: to C: (1024 MB = 1GB)

This should extend the size of your C: partition...

For starup programs:

Press windows key + r at the same time to get the run utility.
Type msconfig
Under the startup tab select or deselect the programs you want to start or not at windows startup...
Under the services tab select or deselect the services you want to start or not at windows startup...

notes: In the services tab Check box Hide all Microsoft servicesBe carefull not to stop some programs/services you need like your AV or other programs/services, example programs/services to stop are iTunes or adobe or Google updater etc

hope this helps...

Just to note a MS note about moving your user files...
They say this is not recommended...
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14 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi mate,

Extend volume is greyed out... presumably I need to shrink the volume on 'D' first (I know this is probably a stupid question, however, I do not want to mess anything up)?
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14 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Just tried shrinking volume on 'D' by 256,000 MB's to see if I could extend volume on 'C' by the same amount, however, the extend option was still greyed out on 'C'. So, I extended the volume back on 'D' just to make sure I hadn't lost it. I must either really suck on computers or this isn't as easy as it should be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #16

7 ultimate x64


You will have to excuse me i should have mentioned this from the will have to delete your D: partition before you can extend your C: partiton...

Im assuming that you don't have much Data on your D: partition as this is a new laptop, do a backup of this data first...

I hope this is not an issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

No problems Classic (it's not your fault your dealing with someone who's PC illiterate!) :)

Okay, the only thing I have saved to my 'D' drive is the Samsung Recovery (I set this up in case I messed up with moving folders etc.) and perhaps some hidden files if Windows has added them there. So, I guess I have to decide if I just want one partition or not, however, at least I know what to do if I do only want one.

I quite like the idea of having a small 'C' drive, as it will allow me to make quick back-ups with the Samsung System Recovery Solution 4, and I could then back-up my 'D' drive (i.e. with my pictures, movies, music etc.) to an external hard drive. Not sure what to do at the moment, but I will think about it. Would appreciate yours and other people's views...?

Anyway, thanks for all of your help. I think it's amazing that there are people out there willing to give up their free time to help others out for nothing in return. All I can offer is to hit up your reputation, which I'm just about to do. However, I really do want to thank you for taking the time to post back to me.
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14 Jan 2011   #18

7 ultimate x64

I think it just may be the icons that are in your D: partition, if not the programs can be easliy transferred to you C: are also available for download from samsung...

Backing up to an External HDD is always a good idea...

Glad to be of assistance...
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14 Jan 2011   #19
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratcs01 View Post
Okay, so I followed the link provided to me by greglocker, point by point, and I'm left with a 'My Music' folder in my 'D' Drive and a 'Music' folder in my 'C' drive. I want to delete the Music folder from the 'C' drive, but whenever I try I receive this error message: 'C:Users\Stephen\Music is not accessible. Access is denied.' Please see example attached. Can anyone advise how I can get rid of this 'Music' folder and is 'My Music' definitely now defaulting to the 'D' Drive.

As a side note, just to confirm that I followed the instructions on the link perfectly. I ensured that I clicked yes when I got the warning asking if I wanted to move all of the files from the old location to the new location... so I do not believe that the reason this is happening is anything I've done wrong... although I'm happy to be corrected?

Does anyone have any ideas please, as this is driving me nuts?

Thanks in advance.
Go to Step 11 in the Move User Folders tutorial and confirm that the moved Music folder has the correct Music shell folder markings on it. If not and shell Music folder is still remaining on C under your User name then it was not moved correctly. Do the steps over leaving the files where they now are.

If you still need to enlarge C then post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2011   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the reply - I never received an e-mail to say you had replied for some reason. Anyway, I thought I would just update on what I decided to do, in the hope that it may help anyone else who finds themselves in a similar predicament.

I decided to stick with the original plan and keep my partitions the size they were. I transferred 'My Music, Documents etc.' and whilst I couldn't delete the shell's left behind immediately (which had been renamed to 'Music, Documents etc.') I found that after I had rebooted I was then able to delete them. I've been slowly installing programs on my 'C' Drive and my Music content on my 'D' Drive - at the moment all seems to be going well.

Again, would like to thank everyone for their assistance and I hope this assists others at a later stage.
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