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Windows 7: reinstalling windows

10 Sep 2010   #1
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
reinstalling windows

How I can reinstall my windows on C: drive where is my old files. I dont have enought free space on my HDD's to move away. I wanna remove my old windows and install new windows on same drive but I do not want to lose my old files on C: drive.


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10 Sep 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Look at this current thread to see how a similar situation is being resolved as it can very likely work for you too: Moving Windows 7 to another partition
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10 Sep 2010   #3
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 


Is this fine?
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello aw22.








This one, not that.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.
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10 Sep 2010   #5
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

oke.
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10 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

What's on Disk 0 / Local Disk D: ?
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10 Sep 2010   #7
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Disk 0 is my 1Tb HDD and I had prolem to install windows on 1Tb so I had to make 430Gb and 500Gb driver.
C: is where Windows has been installed and D: is where I store most of my files. as u see in that other ss what I posted.
And Disk 1 is my External Hard Disk.
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10 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you reinstall Windows you will have to reinstall all the installed programs/apps as they can't be moved, just so you will be aware.

Is there room on D: to move/backup everything you want to save from the C:\Windows?
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10 Sep 2010   #9
aw22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Well here is enought room for "My Documents" folder. I didnt even now that folder size was over 6Gb xD
Other files I can install again. But will I lose all my files on C:?
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10 Sep 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Everything on the C: will be lost if you do an install of Windows 7 to that partition.
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