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Windows 7: Hard Drive

23 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Hard Drive

I have a hard drive of 500gb and i want to recover my computer to original factory settings and split my hard into c and d so what size should drive c be ?

also u should know that i use games.

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23 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Depends on what OS you are going to install. For Windows 7, I would say that 100 gigs would be more than sufficient for C. That would leave about 400 gigs for the D.

With a good Partition Manager Boot Disk these partitions can be resized later without loss of any Data.
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23 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

im gonna install windows 7 home premium 64 bit service pack 1 ?
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23 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you plan to install a few games at a time, make it a 200 GB partition for C. Once you get the OS installed, you'll be able to go into Disk Management and move your optical drive to E, and create a D drive out of the remaining free space.
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23 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

I dont realy get the part about (move your optical drive to E) ? what is that,how do i do it and what is the use for it ?
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23 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

The CD/DVD (Optical) Drive would be D if the HDD has not been partitioned and has only one partition. So when you create another partition on the HDD it would become E. You should either before partitioning the HDD or after partitioning it rename the Optical Drive as E so that the second partition on the HDD could be named as D.
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24 Jan 2012   #7

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I want to recover my computer to orginal factroy settings?

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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24 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Yes i have the recovery disks, thnx for the help guys
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