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Windows 7: Partitions and recovery - (wot not space & Dell software)

25 Sep 2010   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If PW CD can't safely shrink C as much as you want, the tool I use is Perfect Disk 10 Trial Verision.

After defragging for compactness (from drop-down menu), rightclick on C drive to choose Offline Defrag>System and it will move System Files safely.


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26 Sep 2010   #12
Digory

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bare Foot Kid,

Have checked out the links and will give this a whirl.
The Partition Wizard website has plenty of useful info - good link.

Looking at the link screenshots, one option is to boot the PWBD in "Safe Mode".
I am not sure I understand Safe Mode in this context.
Is this what you would recommended.

D
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26 Sep 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Digory.





No, I would only use safe mode if I had no other option.
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26 Sep 2010   #14
Digory

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bare Foot Kid,

Wow - that was quick.
Okay; so thats for when it all goes south.
Lets hope I will not be needing that option.
D
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26 Sep 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Got my fingers crossed mate.
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26 Sep 2010   #16
Digory

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bare Foot Kid,

Having spot of difficulty with getting the ISO file to boot.
Downloaded from here:

BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

Set the bios boot order to cd/dvd first - the tray rattled but no boot.
Went into the standard W7 boot so wondering if my cd burn not good.
Have I missed something here with the ISO ?

D
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26 Sep 2010   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

As PW CD autostarts, you surely have a bad burn if other disks can boot in your OD.

Try burning at 4x speed with Imgburn - it never fails.

The Official ImgBurn Website
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26 Sep 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You have to use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner

Partitions and recovery - (wot not space & Dell software)-imgburn.jpgPartitions and recovery - (wot not space & Dell software)-imgburn2.jpg


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28 Sep 2010   #19
Digory

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oooops - guess i didnt read PW website instructions carefully enough.
Just saw any burner software and used Roxio.

Quote:
Burn ISO file onto a CD using any CD/DVD Burner software
Will use an ISO burner and try again.

Thanks all. D
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28 Sep 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Remember to post back with an update.
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