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Windows 7: Duplicate Win7 Installation

25 Sep 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Duplicate Win7 Installation


Sorry if this post is in the wrong place but becoming somewhat of a desperate man here!

I recently was required to format my laptop after having an issue wherein the BOOTMGR was missing this for me was a massive issue not so much in losing data, it is that the DVD drive on my laptop is pretty much useless as it fail to detect any disks and clunks and stutters when I insert a disk.

However with some good old determination and a bit of physical manipulation it finally detected there was a disk and I managed to get a very basic version of Win7 Installed.

At this point there was much rejoicing and used my girlfriends laptop to download the Onekey Recovery software that Lenovo use to access the OEM partition.

So at this point I now have my laptop to factory settings but I have noticed that all of the files that are on my C: (30GB for OS) are also present on D: (440GB) which is confusing the hell out of me.

Now within Disk Manager it states that C: is my boot, I have tried to extend the size of C: but option is grayed out even though I halved the size of D: to compensate for the severe lack of space on C:

Now all I want to do is have the OS on C: and all other files, games etc. to be located on D: and just cannot figure this out I would look at formatting one of the drives but options are grayed on both C/D any help is much appreciated.


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25 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Please post a screenshot of disk management.

right click computer-manage.
Disk management. Maximize the window. Take a screenshot with the snipping tool or print screen.
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25 Sep 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

There was no reason to lose your data. Everything possible that can be done to start Win7 including last-resort data rescue and getting the vastly superior Clean reinstall is compiled in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

But you should always have your files backed up anyway against disk failure.

Can you access data you need on D from C now? Do you wish to copy the data to C? Do that first to determine how much space you want from D and we will give you the steps How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.
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