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Windows 7: Disk management healthly partition

12 Aug 2009   #1
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Disk management healthly partition

Hi. I got my PC with Win vista then did an upgrade to win 7. And i looked in my disk management and noticed i had 13.5% pertition that is a backup that acer put on. But its 100% free so its no good really. But im not botherd about it now because in Oct i will be putting the full Win 7 on when released (doing a clean install) And wonderd if that will go and i will just have my main HDD partition there, thus having 13.5 more gigs.
I have a pic to show you what my disk management looks like...




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12 Aug 2009   #2
Antman

 

During the install process, you were/will be presented the opportunity to manage partitions.

Remember the screen where you selected which volume to install Windows on? Look at that screen closely in October. You will be able to delete both partitons and recreate a single larger one if you want to. Win7 will then recreate its own 100MB recovery partition.
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12 Aug 2009   #3
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ok then thanks. so i'll delete it then on install. I take it there is an advanced setting when you get to install it.
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12 Aug 2009   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Be careful. Sometimes system recovery partitions are formatted with a proprietary filing system that is only recognised by the BIOS (and the program that enables you to create a recovery set of discs).
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12 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Be careful. Sometimes system recovery partitions are formatted with a proprietary filing system that is only recognised by the BIOS (and the program that enables you to create a recovery set of discs).
The partition tool in reference is the Windows 7 setup disk.

edit: that was dumb. Dwarf has a good point - it may be a good idea to keep your recovery partition intact if your machine is still under warranty. Acer won't honor the warranty if Vista has been upgraded to 7.
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13 Aug 2009   #6
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

na it dont matter about warrenty. Iv;e done some mods to it now anyways and the partition as you can see is 100% full so its no good. I dont like keeping recovery or backup of stuff on my pc only on externall hardrives. So i just want it gone and 1 partition when i put win 7 on.
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13 Feb 2010   #7
lompi

windows 7
 
 
ops!

Hey i have acer aspire x3200 too. But i have windows 7 now, but i want my vista back and her is my question how can i do that. i have not deleted all form vista i have a folder in programs there it is under "windows old"

plz help me!!
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13 Feb 2010   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is possible to reinstall from the Windows.old folder. It is not particularly straightforward unless you are comfortable with the command prompt.

Do you still have the original recovery partition?
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14 Feb 2010   #9
lompi

windows 7
 
 
don`t know were to find it...

i don`t known were to find it. when i reboot i press everything+F10 but that dosen`t work anymore!
and my computer have all the drivers... i dot`t need a cd to install drivers..
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15 Feb 2010   #10
lompi

windows 7
 
 

helP!!
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