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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

13 Mar 2010   #50
Shrantellatessa

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
Danke schön!

Hello whs,
Danke schön!
I watched your video and it was very helpful to me as I am a visual-oriented person And I succeeded in shrinking and partitioning my disk/drive/partition/computer? Whatever

The new "Local Disk" is called G, though I would have loved to name it D (is that possible or not, because according to your video the D Drive is reserved for system backup)

Here are two new screenshots after the changes



PS. I'm not French


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13 Mar 2010   #51
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would leave it at G - does it really matter? You can change the drive letter, but D is the default drive for file backups onf windows. I would rather not assign D.
How come you have a French Windows? I just assumed you came from a French speaking region. I am glad the video gave you some help.
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13 Mar 2010   #52
Shrantellatessa

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

It's just that I'm used to having C and D in my computer, but I guess that's a habit that died with Windows XP

I usually have my OS in English (I got used to it when I was at University) but now when I bought my new laptop I got it in French, which I don't really like and is not very practical as most computer customization, tutorials, solutions...etc come in English. I was hoping to change it to English, but it's unfortunately not possible on Windows 7 Home Edition

And yes, your video was very helpful, thank you! Now I have to give a lil'visit to the guy in the store where I got my laptop from and do some bragging
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13 Mar 2010   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a French Win7, check whether that is a 5 language edition (which it usually is). Then you can change to English with a reinstallation. The sooner you do that, the bettter. But make sure you save all your data first.
If you need help with a reinstallation, start a new thread like "Need help to reinstall Windows7". It would also be helpful then if you told us the make of your PC since every make has their own little procedure.
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14 Mar 2010   #54
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

thanks shawn
it solved
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14 Mar 2010   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Noparsaran. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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15 Mar 2010   #56
deathcore2duo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

hi. this would be my first post here. I badly need your help regarding my disk partitions [as you can see in the screenshot , I have three other unidentified partitions, 1.46GB, 17.86GB and 10.60GB]. I tried to shrink 435.83 GB partition to create a new partition but the system won't allow because the maximum partitions has already been used. Any advice or tips to divide the 435.83 GB partition? I have no idea what are the other partitions, but I'm willing to delete one of them if they are not necessarily needed to make room for a new partition. BTW, the notebook is a Toshiba Satellite L500D Windows 7 Home Premium.


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15 Mar 2010   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Deathcore, and wecome to Seven Forums.

The problem is that on Disk 0 you have hit the 4 primary partition limit for a hard disk. Normally for more, you would have 3 primary partitions (DK.navy/purple) and 1 logical partition (blue) that contains separate volumes.

The 1.46 GB partition looks like it may be one of your OEM factory recovery partitions. Possibly applications and drivers. If you have created a set of OEM recovery discs from your computer to use instead of the recovery partition, then you can use a program like the free Partition Wizard Free to delete that partition, extend C: into that now unallocated space, and shrink C: by how much you like. If you haven't already and do not know how to create a set of OEM recovery discs, then please post back what brand your computer is. I'll see if I may be able to find detailed instructions on how to from your computer manufacturer's website.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2010   #58
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, strange. The 10GB partition is probably your system image from which you can burn the recovery DVDs. If you would do that, then you could delete that partition. In addition I suggest you make an image of your current system. It would be easier to reinstall with the image should the need arise.
As to the 17GB partition, I have no clue what that could be. Right click on the 10 and the 17GB partitions (in Disk Management) and see whether you can open them to see what they are - although you probably only get "Help" as the only option.

PS: Just saw that Shawn thinks that the 1.46GB partition is the system image. I think that would be too small for that. But it has some recovery function - as the name says.
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15 Mar 2010   #59
deathcore2duo

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you Brink!

Toshiba Satellite L500D
. I have already created a recovery disc(it consumed 4 DVD's) using the software that came with the notebook. What about the other 2 partitions do you have an idea what are they?

To whs,

Only delete and Help is available during right click. I can delete one of those partitions but I still need some insights from you guys. Thank you.
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