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Windows 7: Windows 7 installed and D Drive now full

02 May 2011   #1
Geminineil

Vista
 
 
Windows 7 installed and D Drive now full

Hi, I have recently had to install Windows 7 to replace 'troublesome' Vista. All seems to have gone okay.. however, my D drive seems to have become the default for adding files and programs to.. and the 14.9Gb as I speak is full... the temporary internet files gulps up the 24mb that is free... I have tried to remove some program files but I get a message saying I don't have permission. How can I remove - or cleanup this D drive and also make the C drive the default for storage.




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02 May 2011   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like you have a Dell and you installed Windows 7 in the "recovery" partition rather than the "C" partition.
You will have to delete the Windows 7 installation in the Recovery partition and then do a new install to the C partition on the hard drive. Vista is probably still installed on the C partition. You can either delete Vista (reformat the C "drive") or just do an upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.
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02 May 2011   #3
Geminineil

Vista
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply.... cannot remember but is there an option on where to install the Windows 7? How do I delete what is in D Partition while I am still logged on to Windows 7? also... it says I don't have permission to delete files... and wouldn't WIndows 7 take up more space than 14.9Gb?

It is a Dell Studio

Thanks for advice...
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02 May 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Tutorial on a clean install here: Clean Install Windows 7
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02 May 2011   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Since it's a Dell, HERE is the Dell Manual Install instructions.

Also once you install some other OS on your system the Dell recovery partition is no longer useable (F8 at POST).
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02 May 2011   #6
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

Gemini
There is something missing in your screenshot. I’ve replaced yours with mine:
Windows 7 installed and D Drive now full-diskmangement.jpg
Please open control panel then administrative tools then computer management and select disk management then post a screenshot right here because your present screenshot don’t show us your other drives.
Thank you


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02 May 2011   #7
Geminineil

Vista
 
 
Re-installed Windows 7

okay... I have formated D Partitition.... and reinstalled Windows 7 on the C Drive...

all seems to be working okay... (although I believe I have zapped the restore option from the D Drive)...

when I start the computer.. I get the black screen with TWO Options of choosing Windows 7 to boot up.... I don't actully want any option as I would like the computer to go straight to the 'enter pasword' option... any suggestions?
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02 May 2011   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geminineil View Post
okay... I have formated D Partitition.... and reinstalled Windows 7 on the C Drive...

all seems to be working okay... (although I believe I have zapped the restore option from the D Drive)...

when I start the computer.. I get the black screen with TWO Options of choosing Windows 7 to boot up.... I don't actully want any option as I would like the computer to go straight to the 'enter pasword' option... any suggestions?
These should help you with that,

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html
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