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Windows 7: HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size.

06 May 2012   #121
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

@ignatzatsonic

nope, laptop is brand new..
will post later, i didnt bring my personal laptop at the office, currently working...

thanks though for the response..


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06 May 2012   #122
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Please put your lappy's make and model in your system specs.
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06 May 2012   #123
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

@ignatzatsonic

pls see snapshot...

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06 May 2012   #124
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i have right click it and click "change drive and letter path" to F... it is now accessible... inside is the DOS... but its still is FAT32...

and, could i shrink it from 58G to 1G??
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06 May 2012   #125
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sweetnightmare View Post
i have right click it and click "change drive and letter path" to F... it is now accessible... inside is the DOS... but its still is FAT32...

and, could i shrink it from 58G to 1G??
As Britton asked, please fill out your system specs so we know more details about your laptop.

You have DOS on the 58 GB partition?? Why?

Did you make that 58 GB partition or was it there when you bought the laptop?
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06 May 2012   #126
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

here the info...










32bit win7 is temporary OS... ive already availed the 64bit win7 OS...
DOS is free after i bought this laptop...

no,i didnt make this partition...
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06 May 2012   #127
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You did not need to post those pictures.

You do need to fill out your system specifications through the user control panel.

Did you build this PC? If it is laptop, what is the make and model?

Why do you need DOS?
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06 May 2012   #128
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i did post the disk management.. pls see above, right after britton30 comment...

i did not build this.. it is a laptop...

buying this unit comes with no OS but free DOS.. but i dont need the DOS anyway..

it is an MSI GT780 laptop..

heres a sample link model.. MSI Global ? Notebook - GT780

btw, mine is i5 8G ram variant...

im just asking why there's a need for this 58G to be FAT32... i did some experiments and i have already access it and can be formatted to NTFS...
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06 May 2012   #129
sweetnightmare

win7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

and, i didnt availed the free DOS.. it was already built-in inside the laptop once bought..
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06 May 2012   #130
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I know nothing about Free DOS, but it may require FAT 32. I have no idea.

I seriously doubt the 58 GB drive needs to be that large. You could shrink it and then reassign the saved space to the other drive, using Partition Wizard bootable disk.

If you have a Windows 7 installation disc and a valid Product Key, you could start over and get rid of the FAT 32 partition entirely.

If you don't have an installation disk, you can download an ISO.

I don't know what would happen if you convert the FAT32 partition to NTFS. Maybe that would work fine, but I am wondering why the manufacturer used FAT32.

If I had an install disc and no need for Free DOS, I would probably start over.

If you don't want to start over, you should certainly be able to shrink the 58 GB partition way down--maybe to 1 GB or less.

I'm not sure what you mean by "availed".

The 58 GB partition also appears to contain your boot files, so it cannot simply be deleted unless you do a clean installation.
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