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Windows 7: Not sure how to deal with disk partitions

12 Mar 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, I run 3 Linux distros - Ubuntu, Mint and Zorin. I would not know how to fill 200GB - even 20GB. For data I use shared partitions and the programs do not need that much room. I was just amazed to see '200GB' tagged to Ubuntu.


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12 Mar 2013   #12
cbiweb

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It's going on a 1TB drive. Lots of room and I'm a space junkie.
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12 Mar 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I run my systems exclusively on SSDs (6 of them). And there, space is always scarce. The virtual partitions I run from an external SSD attached via USB3.
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12 Mar 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Use Partition Wizard to create a partition there after resizing C by as much as you need from the left:
Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help

If you only need four total Primary partitions you can make it Primary. If you may want to add another partition later, make it Logical which allows adding as many adjoining Logicals as you want.

Once you've set them all up, to extend any partition using space from another partition, here's How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

In addition if you're using the corrupt factory preinstall I would consider getting the much superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The tutorial will help you decide which other partitions you can delete during reinstall since you may not need the Recovery partition if you make the disks and intend to use a Clean install, and the OEM partition isn't needed either if you Clean Reinstall.
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13 Mar 2013   #15
cbiweb

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In addition if you're using the corrupt factory preinstall I would consider getting the much superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Wow! I wish I had known about that last week before having to reinstall everything after a HDD death. It takes 3-4 days for me to restore a system due to all the programs and files I need for Web development and Internet marketing. So I'm not anxious to do it all again so soon. But the clean reinstall is something I most definitely would like to do.
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