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Windows 7: disk space for WIn7 install

22 Nov 2009   #11
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Seems like I have Partition Magic around here somewhere, though I'm reluctant to go to third party solutions as they always seem to add a layer somewhere and I've become a firm adherent to the KISS principle in my dotage.
I would recommend not to make any of them Dynamic Disks. You can change the Simple Basic disk size easily.

Your OS partition is getting full because of page filing and System Restore points. These are both good things, that can be very helpful if needed.
You can limit the size of the space used for System Restore. I would recommend minimum of 15GB.
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If you are keeping your data and programs elsewhere, you can make your OS partition 30GB if HD space is needed.

Can you tell us your HD and partition layout?

Or post a snip of your Disk Management.
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You can try to increase the OS partition with Disk Management but, if the next partition has any files it will likely not work.

Many people have used the free partition manager, this works very well and will let you move all partitions without loosing any data. As always, before doing any partition adjustments, backup your HD first.
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22 Nov 2009   #12
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
I would recommend not to make any of them Dynamic Disks. You can change the Simple Basic disk size easily.
Yes, I have been down that road before and would rather not go down it again.


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Many people have used the free partition manager, this works very well and will let you move all partitions without loosing any data. As always, before doing any partition adjustments, backup your HD first.
Partition Wizard
Thanks, I'll give that a look. I do in fact have plenty of room on that drive and could easily give up more space.
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22 Nov 2009   #13
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well - that was easy! Nifty little gadget - thanks for the tip.

I gave it 50 gigs, so that ought to hold it for a while.
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22 Nov 2009   #14
Philgo

Windows 7
 
 

Might be worth checking if you have a 'Windows.old' folder from you old install, it will be safe to delete if there's nothing in there that you want
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22 Nov 2009   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you will be much happier with a 50GB partition for C. Personally with disk space being cheap...I don't usually recommend any less than 40GB for the OS drive. In fact, I'd likely stay about 60GB. I'm living at 80GB right now as that is the size of my SSD drive. I too have a storage drive and think that I am using about 22GB on C.
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