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Windows 7: Re-Installed Windows 7, Recovery Drive is now almost full

14 Mar 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP


The only downside to keeping and extending E is that Win7 will be on E instead of C. For this reason, I would myself boot the installer, delete all partitions as shown in my last post, and Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM since there are other steps to get a perfect install in the blue link you likely didn't follow either.

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14 Mar 2012   #22
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

1. In that case, right click on C and delete volume and then right click again and delete partition. Once you have Unallocated space where C origainally was, right click on E and extend that.

You may not want to take all of the unallocated space for E - just enough to make E a reasonable size - e.g. 50 to 80GB in total. Reason for that is that you can easily allocate more partitions in the remaining unallocated space later. But shrinking E later once you gave it the whole space may not be that easy - at least not for getting all the space above 50 to 80GB back.

2. I don't think you will be able to do system restore from the recovery partition any more since you demolished your recovery partition. I suggest you take an image of E (which will most likely become C) asap. Then you can always fall back to that image. Subsequent periodic image updates will be useful so that you are always on the last level of the system. Here is the best, fastest, most reliable imaging program: Imaging with free Macrium
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14 Mar 2012   #23
Microsoft MVP


How would E become C, Wolfgang? I've never seen a booted OS change the letter it's showing now when booted.

The way this happens is that the installer is run from C, which locks out the letter's availability so that WIn7 cannot always be C when booted as it is when correctly installed from booted installer.
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14 Mar 2012   #24
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Greg, maybe you are right. I think I said "maybe" thinking that when C is out of the way, it may adjust. But maybe not. We'll see what the OP says.
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14 Mar 2012   #25

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If you have not yet figured out how to save and post a pic, here you go.

1. Push the Prt Scr key on your keyboard 1 time. It`s on the top row.
2. Open Paint. Start>AllPrograms>Accessories>Paint.
3. Click Paste. It`s near the top left corner. Your screen print appears.
4. Click the small arrow and icon directly above past.
5. Click save as.
6. Name the picture and save it to your desktop.
7. Click the paperclip ( above your post ) to attach it to your post.
8. In the left hand pane choose desktop ( should be near the top of the listings ) and click the picture you just made on your desktop.

Follow these instructions exactly how I`ve written them.

Ask ?s if you still need help.
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14 Mar 2012   #26
Microsoft MVP


The Snipping Tool in Win7 is much simpler for Screen Shots.
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14 Mar 2012   #27

Windows 7 32bit

Alright. I'm going to think about my options for a bit... thanks everyone
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