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Windows 7: How To Split Hard drive

16 Feb 2018   #11
david622

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank You, after I shrink my “C” drive, will my factory restore work with my c drive now that it is smaller? If in when I should ever need to restore my computer back to factory state I don’t want there to be any problems.


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16 Feb 2018   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If the 2T HDD is the original disk, the answer is Yes.
Factory Restore is an partition image. If the partition image is larger than the target partition it may give you an error.
You can always delete the new partition that you created, expand C: and then do the Factory Restore.
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16 Feb 2018   #13
david622

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Great Answer! Thank You!
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16 Feb 2018   #14
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10/XP multiboot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by david622 View Post
after I shrink my “C” drive, will my factory restore work with my c drive now that it is smaller? If in when I should ever need to restore my computer back to factory state I don’t want there to be any problems.
IME, it depends on the OEM in question. I did some experiments several years ago and found Dell's factory recovery method preserved any repartitioning I may have done, while HP's method wiped my changes and restored the original partition layout. I have no idea how Gateway would do it.
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16 Feb 2018   #15
david622

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank You,
But I think I might should leave "C drive" alone, don't want to create any problems later down the road! I want that Factory Restore to be there when or if I need it. Thanks
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16 Feb 2018   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

HDDs or SSDs can fail.
After a clean install and updates, I always do a disk image on a backup drive.
Did you do the Factory Recover disks? You can burn DVD's or use a USB flash disk.
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16 Feb 2018   #17
david622

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

no, all i have is and Image. is there anyway to create iso of my "Factory Restore Partition"
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16 Feb 2018   #18
david622

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

now that's a good question.
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16 Feb 2018   #19
david622

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I thought about doing a fresh backup and then restoring my computer installing my updates and doing a usb flash disk clone backup.
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17 Feb 2018   #20
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by david622 View Post
I thought about doing a fresh backup and then restoring my computer installing my updates and doing a usb flash disk clone backup.
That's an excellent idea.
For the updates use the offline MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Use Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free to create the disk image.

To do a set of Factory Recovery disks, normally you can launch an application from BIOS or from Windows.
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