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Windows 7: Partition change

06 Jul 2011   #11
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi all kind people.

As this was an install of today, it's not that difficult to do a clean install again .

But what I very often do is, that when I do the partition set up within the W7 install is to do it correct, in such a way, that I get the smallest partition the one, that shall contain the OS.

Any help is much apprecaited.

Thanks fo all the suggestions for my default query


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06 Jul 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you do, your C: drive needs be no less than 100gb. As your drive is only about 150gb, I would make one partition.
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06 Jul 2011   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's no reason or benefit to making the partition as small as possible.
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06 Jul 2011   #14
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
There's no reason or benefit to making the partition as small as possible.
The benfit is, it's easier to see which drive is which
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06 Jul 2011   #15
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you do, your C: drive needs be no less than 100gb. As your drive is only about 150gb, I would make one partition.
Why not less than 100G ?.

I have used 40G since years without any issue
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06 Jul 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
The benfit is, it's easier to see which drive is which
That's what drive labels and letters are for. Telling drives apart has nothing to do with size.
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06 Jul 2011   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

A 20GB partition is the minimum size recommended by Microsoft for a Windows 7 64-bit installation.

In the real world the minimum size recommended is 40GB, but given the proliferation of software we install, theog's recommendation of at least 100GB is far more practical.

With today's large hard drives it surely makes sense to give Windows plenty of disk space to do its thing.
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06 Jul 2011   #18
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks to all that was so kind in replies to my query.
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06 Jul 2011   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You are very welcome and I hope the comments helped you decide the best way forward for you.
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06 Jul 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I have a paid Paragon HDM 2010 and I just had a look and I didn't see an option to re-arrange partition locations, just to re-arrange "free space" locations, that wouldn't help you.


You cannot change the OS drive letter without disabling the OS completely, besides, Windows disk management won't allow that.
Hi Ted

Partitioned with Windows 7 installer.
Partition change-paragon-001.png

Repartitioned with Paragon Hard Drive Manager 11 Pro, liveCD.
Partition change-paragon-002.png


Ray.


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