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Windows 7: A few questions about my partitions.

02 Oct 2009   #1
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 
A few questions about my partitions.

Hi just wanting to know abit more about my partitions, I have an 8gb recovery partition, C drive 58gb partition and D drive 8gb partition.
DO i need the recovery partition and can i merge the D drive with nothing on it into my C drive? thanks in advance.


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02 Oct 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you make a screen snip of your HD in computer management > disk management

& post it here ?


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02 Oct 2009   #3
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

sure here you go, warning I need to buy a bigger hard drive lolA few questions about my partitions.-capture-22.png


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02 Oct 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Was the recovery partition from a previous install of Vista or XP that you are NO longer using ?
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02 Oct 2009   #5
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

I had vista up until today so maybe its from there not sure.
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02 Oct 2009   #6
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

A lot of the files in there have not been accessed for years by the looks of things even a few from 2005, which is funny cause this laptop was brought in 2007 lolA few questions about my partitions.-capture-21.png


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02 Oct 2009   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you don't think you need the Vista recovery, you could delete it & the 8gb D and then merge them all into C with the partitioning sofware you have.
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02 Oct 2009   #8
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
If you don't think you need the Vista recovery, you could delete it & the 8gb D and then merge them all into C with the partitioning sofware you have.
might do that, just googled that partition and it said
"It's normally a 'Hidden Partition' use extensively on laptops.
Instead of having Rescue and Restore discs the PQSERVICE partition holds all you need to get you back to the day your laptop was delivered."

so because i have the windows 7 disc i wont need a partition for recovery does that sound about right?
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02 Oct 2009   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you don't plan on going back to Vista !
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02 Oct 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi reece,

Doc's right. Presumably you don't have a license for 7, but are planning on buying a copy?

You already bought a Vista license with your machine.

Delete that partition and you'll never get Vista back. Unless there is some way of running recovery discs off from that partition - I have no idea what these oem's get up to - you would need to check the website to find out.

You might want to put Vista back - if you were to sell the lappy - and wanted to transfer 7 to your new machine - who knows what you might want to do in the future.

( In extremis - it should be possible to get hold of a Vista dvd - use the key off the side of the machine - you may need to ring the oem to activate- you would almost certainly need to get Vista drivers for your specific machine from the manufacturer website , before installing Vista.)

You might be better buying a bigger HD - cloning your existing one onto it.
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