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Windows 7: A couple questions

19 Jun 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Definitely do not use the lettter A or the letter B.

I always reassign my optical drive to M so that my disk drive letters are consecutive.

This is from my laptop. The arrangement is not cast in stone since for the purposes of testing, I may create, merge, delete partitions.

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19 Jun 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

OP has labeled his partitions A, B, C which is too easy to confuse with the Drive letters.

Rightclick on each drive in Computer to change the label in the box given.
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19 Jun 2012   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJG View Post
This is first time I have seen a HD volume assigned the letter A: and named (C that was system, active, and boot and also another HD volume assigned C: and named (E. I
I think it's the other way around.

The C: partition is named A:
The D: partition is named B:
The E: partition is named C:
There is 531.42 GB unallocated at the end of the HD
There is 101 MB unallocated at the beginning of the HD

System and Active are on the C: partition (named A)
There is unallocated space (nothing) where System normally is

I sort of understand why - if Windows listed partitions by letter first.... but nope it lists partitions alphabetically by name. I used to do a naming convention c) OS| d) data e) develop | g) Backup - only for a sorted view of my partitions.

I think etsnsm might have to repair the installation - fix System and C: - where System is the active and system part, C: is the boot, page, crash part.

What say ye all?
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19 Jun 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Apparently during reinstall or repair the System boot files were moved onto C from System Reserved. But it's not worth the trouble or risk to move it back unless he needs SysReserved for Bitlocker or Dual Booting.

As stated earlier the problems with permissioning on D likely stem from data and programs being run from there, including programs that were never reinstalled.

To avoid problems, only data should be linked from another partition, and to avoid problems I would only copy the User folders there and then link them to related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.
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19 Jun 2012   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@gregrocker: Ok, you're da repair man. I'll defer to your judgement. Plus you beat me to recognizing the naming convention =:>
The only caveat is that etsnsm won't be able to shrink (or grow?) the C: drive with System on it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Apparently during reinstall or repair the System boot files were moved onto C from System Reserved. But it's not worth the trouble or risk to move it back unless he needs SysReserved for Bitlocker or Dual Booting......
@etsnsm: eula.rtf is the End User Licesnse Agreement. I'm not sure if there was a problem deleting it or if it popped up - if it was a pop-up then something was being executed.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etsnsm
Edit: For question number one, while trying to delete the file via cmd, I saw something that said eula.rtf. I'm not sure what that means.
@etsnsm: What does .....all my files mean. Is this data from another machine or is it data that you've created since. What I'm really asking is - did you move the normal location for your Document, Pictures, Music, Video, etc to your D drive or are they new folders that you created especially for holding data.

Secondly, are the games still on the USB? If so, leave them there as backup. Once you identify how you use the "all my files" on D, someone can let you know the best way to manage the data. GregRocker already provided one method, a very good suggestion. I'm thinking that if the data on D is just storage, then you could move it to your profile folders, format D and reorg per Greg. Don't format D until you've put your data someplace safe.

As far as putting the game in Control Panel to uninstall - not worth the trouble, better to clean up what you have and install them properly.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by etsnsm
D: is the one that include all my files and games in. The problem I'm having is that within my D: file, that won't delete......
...tried deleting it via command prompt with the del /f /s /q /a, while taking ownership of it, but the access was still denied.
I've right clicked it and tried to make sure that all the security bypasses were made by allowing myself privileges to delete it, but no use....

3. Is there a way where I can add programs to my "Control panel uninstall" section? I say this because I've transferred game files from a USB over to my hard drive...
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