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Windows 7: C: is a dynamic drive, having problems....

21 Jan 2011   #11
pcfreak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Question1 & 2
If you're comfortable with the backing up. You have the installation disks - it's plain sailing! It's only messy if you wanted to fiddle with what you have.
Clean install is the straightforward way to go!

Now for disk management. Windows should sort it all out.
BUT
If it was me, I would prepare your disk yourself. WHY? Because you can clean the disk up and importantly run some disk checks so you know you're working with a solid foundation. Also, you don't need a friends computer. Use the free Partition Wizard Bootable CD. It's easy to use (almost self explanatory), powerful and very popular.
Thanks a million,
You have shown me the correct way rather than the easier one. I never thought about checking the disk. Your answer is thorough, explanatory and really easy to understand.

I have just one more question: As you said i can create as many logicals i want, but the logicals will be limited only to the particular logical partition, as all the others are standard partitions, right?
Just for example: I can create 2 logicals of 125GB on that 250GB logical partition.
Am i correct?
If so i may extend the size of the logical partition maybe make it 500GB, and make only two more partitions, 1 for windows and 1 standard partition, 250 GB each. If more space is allocated in the logical partition i will be able to create more partitions without hustle.


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21 Jan 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcfreak View Post
Just for example: I can create 2 logicals of 125GB on that 250GB logical partition.
Am i correct?
If so i may extend the size of the logical partition maybe make it 500GB, and make only two more partitions, 1 for windows and 1 standard partition, 250 GB each. If more space is allocated in the logical partition i will be able to create more partitions without hustle.
Yes you can. There's nothing magical about the 250GB number. Pick a size that suites you.
If it was me I wouldn't go overboard with the number of partitions either There is a role for folders (a directory structure).
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21 Jan 2011   #13
pcfreak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That solves it. All my doubts are cleared. I have already started to backup and i will surely follow the steps you have mentioned in the previous post.

Thank you for all the help you offered. My problem is solved......
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21 Jan 2011   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcfreak View Post
That solves it. All my doubts are cleared. I have already started to backup and i will surely follow the steps you have mentioned in the previous post.

Thank you for all the help you offered. My problem is solved......
You're welcome.

I have added two points to the instructions in the previous post..
a) When going through assign partition letters.
b) When installing Windows make sure your HDD is the only internal sata HDD connected.
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