Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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:


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.


Attached Thumbnails
Two HDD Questions-disk-mang..png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #18
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

Thanks, Ztruker !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Two HDD Questions




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
have some questions about RDP
I'm currently in the Computer Tech program at the local college, but next year my college is planning to require us to bring our own computers :O Since I don't want to purchase a laptop to be able to use Visual Studio, I'm considering using my BlackBerry PlayBook to rdp to my home computer...
Network & Sharing
A few questions
Hi, I'm new here and not very knowledgable about the finer aspects of PC's and I didn't want to make 2 topics about this. I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my Toshiba Satellite L500, which came preloaded and with no OS disk that I know of. I have my sticker still intact on bottom of laptop and I...
General Discussion
More Questions ???
Hello to all, I run Secunia, it shows all the Adobe Flashplayers and Shockwave players as being completely compromised, at the highest level of risk and there is no current fix other than uninstall them. What do you people in the KNOW do about this situation?? Need some advice.... glennc
General Discussion
A Few Questions
I've used Windows Media Center a couple times and like the look and feel and would use it if I had a couple of these things. 1. Is it possible to skin? 2. Is there a way to sync free tv shows and movies to it, or something along those lines? Thanks. ~Joshua~
Media Center
2 questions..
im on windows xp..legit copy been on the this laptop for 5 years now.. anyways..im having problems with the upgrade advisor...it wont check my system category..it says "We had a problem checking yoru system for compatibility with windows 7..please make sure u have the latest version yada yada"...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App