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Windows 7: How Many Partions With Vista to 7 Upgrade

27 Jul 2009   #1
richc46

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How Many Partions With Vista to 7 Upgrade

Because I am relatively new, at upgrading OS, I have a question about my 7 upgrade disk, which I will receive in Oct. While upgrading, one question that I will be asked is about the number of partions or drives that I desire. My choices will show C, D (restoration drive) and E and F (DVD drives). I do not care to multiboot etc. How do I answer the question? Do I just hit next on the screen, or do I delete D, E and F and then hit next? I of course, after (clean upgrade) I want a restoration drive and DVD drives, just like, I have now on Vista Home Premium. If I delete all but C, will the OS, replace the restoration and DVD drives? How many GB, do I need on C, devoted to 7?


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27 Jul 2009   #2
C0NN3R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Your restoration drive (D) Would not do you any good, as you will not be restoring to Windows 7 if you use it. If you have vista now, then you need to delete this partition, and add it to the C drive, or keep it if you would rather save the hassle. When you install 7 you will not have to worry about your files, because it will ask if you want to import from your previous OS.


I hope I helped, Any more questions, PM me and I will help.
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27 Jul 2009   #3
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
While upgrading, one question that I will be asked is about the number of partions or drives that I desire. My choices will show C, D (restoration drive) and E and F (DVD drives).
so you have it in this order
Hard disks
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C
D (restore drive)

DVD Drives
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E
F

if this true then it wont show E or F (actually all it does is show any partitions the any drive it can detect has...)
so all it will show is C and D


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I do not care to multiboot etc. How do I answer the question? Do I just hit next on the screen, or do I delete D, E and F and then hit next? I of course, after (clean upgrade) I want a restoration drive and DVD drives, just like, I have now on Vista Home Premium.
ok so is this is a OEM partitioned drive (meaning D has a restore image)?
if so do you want to keep that recovery image?
if so format and make that a the base backup image for Windows 7 (where everything has been setup just the way you like it) and put that in a backup...

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If I delete all but C, will the OS, replace the restoration and DVD drives?
look at my response above

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How many GB, do I need on C, devoted to 7?
it should take as much as vista (if not less...)
of course the final amount depends on what you install and move or copy to that drive
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