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Windows 7: Two HDD Questions

06 Sep 2011   #11
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
What`s the 8.96 GBs all about ?
It's the active partition so it'll contain the boot record and is probably the recovery partition too.
8.96 for a recovery ? Way to small, and who puts a recovery partition in front of C:


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06 Sep 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The 8.96 partition is the old OEM manufacturer's Vista Recovery partition.

You only have one HD Drive.
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06 Sep 2011   #13
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

I am not certain. How could I verify what is actually on the 8GB ? When I initially upgraded to Win 7, there were 2 partitions as listed. Also, should be noted, after the clean install, I had 203G of free space which has reduced now to 194.

Seavixen's explanation sounds most plausible.


Edit: I just checked prior to posting, and I now have 200GB of free space ?
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06 Sep 2011   #14
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Looks like there is about 30GB being used on C:. To see what is actually using space on your hard drive, install Treesize Free.

Things that take up space:

pagefile.sys
hiberfile.sys
System Restore and Recycle Bin
Shadow Copy

Treesize will show you.
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06 Sep 2011   #15
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If you right click on the 8G space will it let you explore it ?

Personally I would reinstall and delete everything.
Should look more like this.


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06 Sep 2011   #16
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

No, it will not let me explore.

I deleted Vista when I reinstalled before. Can Vista be recovered for Win 7 upgrade recognition purposes. ? I hate to call Microsoft again for activation. Also, can that 8GB partition be eliminated ?
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06 Sep 2011   #17
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why are you telling torre to delete his recovery partition? That is probably his only way of reinstalling XP if needed. Not a good idea, at least until Windows 7 is running correctly.

Torre, you can do a clean install with an upgrade disc:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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06 Sep 2011   #18
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

Thanks, Ztruker !
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