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Windows 7: Which partitions do I actually need?

22 Jun 2012   #151
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I got extra space from not having the recovery partition, or HP_tools and I've already looked and got the HP webcam software, I'm already on my network. I did follow the guide, I collected all the installers and got Sercuirty Essentials.


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22 Jun 2012   #152
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Good work, Tom.
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22 Jun 2012   #153
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks :) I think there actually is a speed difference even though I disabled things from starting up in msconfig. Thanks again for your help :)
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22 Jun 2012   #154
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Keeping a clean boot will assure best performance, as well as the other maintenance tips in the tutorial.
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22 Jun 2012   #155
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I'll run through them again later. In the meantime, the volume light is still showing up red, even when not muted. Just after the clean install it was white showing it wasn't mute, but didn't turn red. There's still only 1 OS on at the moment, but I'll install them later.
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22 Jun 2012   #156
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

And should I expand the system reserved partition?
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22 Jun 2012   #157
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Why do you think you should expand it?

Try the sound driver and any software posted on the computer or Sound Device Support Downloads webpage.
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22 Jun 2012   #158
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
And should I expand the system reserved partition?
The System Reserved partition officially needs 50MB free for shadow storage when making Windows System Images. I think it may be more like 40MB in practice. Sometimes it can get clogged up with USN Journal files that prevent you making an image. Expanding it is one solution but until you have the issue I suggest you leave things alone. This is the typical error you would get and here are the options:
https://www.sevenforums.com/backup-re...x81000019.html
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23 Jun 2012   #159
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I think that because before the clean install it was 199MB, and Petey7 said that the size it was was perfect.
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23 Jun 2012   #160
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

And as it so happens I have just had a problem backing up, something to do with making a shadow copy and there not being enough space to do so.
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