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Windows 7: partition set-up

09 Nov 2010   #1
lakersman31

win 764
 
 
partition set-up

my pc arrived with a d: drive & automatically prompts me to save to d:\...
how can i change to save to c: as I want to delete d: drive??
thanks in advance


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09 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lakersman31 View Post
my pc arrived with a d: drive & automatically prompts me to save to d:\...
how can i change to save to c: as I want to delete d: drive??
thanks in advance
Need a lot more information including a screen capture of the disk management panels.



Ken J
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09 Nov 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Need a lot more information including a screen capture of the disk management panels.



Ken J
Hello lakersman31, welcome to Seven Forums!



As Ken has said before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

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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09 Nov 2010   #4
lakersman31

win 764
 
 
win 7 partition

sorry I cant do that as I'm offsite from that pc.
Can i simplify the question please...
I have (I think) successfully deleted a d: drive from another pc and did not seemto have issues.
but this did not force (prompt) me to save to the d: drive.
Q1. is there an easy way to tell windows to save to c: rather than d:?? if so how do Iit or check it?
Q2. If i then delete d: drive it should not matter so loing as any fiels are backed up??
Q2
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09 Nov 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The D: drive you are talking about is most likely the Recovery partition installed by the computer manufacturer. It's your way to restore the system to it's factory installed state. Not a good idea to delete it. If you do decide to delete it, please make sure you create the set of recovery DVDs. It should be an option provided by the computer manufacturer from the Start Menu, All Programs.

As for saving to C: instead of D;, where are you being prompted to do this from? Is it when you download a files from the internet, do a Save from a program, ???? Need more info. There is no universal place you can change that I'm aware of. Normally, once you tell a program to save to a folder on your C: drive, the next time you save from that program, it will point to the last place you saved to.
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09 Nov 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It would be irresponsible for anyone here to suggest for you to delete a partition with no information on the contents of that partition and no more specific information than you have posted so far.
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09 Nov 2010   #7
lakersman31

win 764
 
 
partition

Thanks for that.
I guess I did blow the recovery on my pc.
Lets hope there is not too much trouble down the track.
Funny about the d:\save thing it seemed every time I saved a file it wanted to save to d:\ even on new files. it was apain as D: was really big partition - I just wanted it gone
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09 Nov 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Did you delete the D: partition?
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10 Nov 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

Post the Disk Mgmt. screenshot when you get a chance. We can take a look and possibly spot potential problems.

You can order a Recovery Disk set from your computer maker, often for just the cost of shipping. They are best used for restoring to factory condition to sell or return for warranty service.

The really useful recovery is to back up a Win7 System image externally so that if the OS or HD becomes irreparable you can reimage the HD or it's replacement in 15 minutes from the stored image using 7 DVD or Repair CD.

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