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Windows 7: Partition way to big

17 Dec 2010   #11
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Let us know if you have any questions and how your progress is going.


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26 Dec 2010   #12
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Partition to big

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Now it looks like this. I think I am satisfied.

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Are there any suggestions??

Recomendations please?

Greg, thanks for helping me out with the boot issue. I did it with the F10 command.


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26 Dec 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

I see you have no content on the new Logical partition so hopefully it is not too late to warn you against moving Programs off the OS partition.

They should remain with the OS as they write Registry keys which intergrate them into Win7.

If it is only a partition for apps storage then you can move your Downloads User folder there using this method: User Folders - Change Default Location

Moving User folders to separate data partition(s) is a good idea as it keeps the backup image lean, so if Win7 becomes irreparable you can reimage your OS/Programs partition in 20 minutes and the User folders data will be ready and current in their own partition "vault" - which should also be backed up more frequently:
Backup User and System Files
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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26 Dec 2010   #14
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to see you got the partitions moved how you want them.

Follow Greg's advice on the programs, your 100GB Win7 partition is big enough for all your programs.
You will save a lot of space moving the Downloads User folder to the other partition.
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26 Dec 2010   #15
pare

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Dave.
I could not have done without you guys. This partition wizard is a verry nice program.
Thanks for recommending it. I sure will follow Greg's advice. You guys have been verry supported.
Another thing. What should I do with the newly created logical partition?
Just keep it like that until I decide to maybe in the future transform it into a primary partition
in order to put another OS on it?
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27 Dec 2010   #16
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your Welcome.

You can put an OS on the Logical partition if you have the "System Reserved" partition as in your last Disk Management layout snip.

See post #7 in this thread.

The 4 primary partition problem

If the 'System reserved' Primary partition is there with the MBR in it, you can install an OS in a Logical Partition.
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27 Dec 2010   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

As post #7 was a response to my question in post #6, I'll make a comment. The intent of my question wasn't really answered. (I probably wasn't specific enough in the question).
But for the OP- I would
1) Always keep programs and OS together (in agreement with the gregrocker comment).
2) I would probably make your 3rd partition primary sooner rather than later and make the 4th partition extended/logical if and when you require additional partitions. Partition Wizard will easily make this change for you.
3) Most PCs in use today are still BIOS/MBR based. The MBR is 512 bytes physically at the front of the disk and contains the disk's partition table. It only has room for 4 partitions and to overcome this, one can be defined as the "extended partition" which acts as a container for many possible "logical partitions". You can use your 4th partition (or others) for this purpose if and when you want to.

Here are 3 references if you want to read more.
Understanding Disk Partitions
Partition Table Tutorial | TAJ Operating System
Basic and Dynamic Disks (Windows)
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27 Dec 2010   #18
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

May not be relevant but my OS is in C:\ on my 1st Hard Drive and all programs are in Programs2 D:\ on my 2nd Hard Drive ... so the size of my OS stays the same if applications are added or removed

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27 Dec 2010   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
May not be relevant but my OS is in C:\ on my 1st Hard Drive and all programs are in Programs2 D:\ on my 2nd Hard Drive ... so the size of my OS stays the same if applications are added or removed

Is this a disk management screenshot? I can't see it.
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27 Dec 2010   #20
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

No its just a snap from (my computer)
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