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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

01 Dec 2010   #160
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Program files you find easily when you double click on C in "Computer".
2. To check whether Superfetch is on, type "Services" into Start/search, then go to Services (not component services) and see whether Superfetch is set to "Automatic". If not, right click on the Superfetch line, go to Properties and set the "Startup type" to automatic.


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01 Dec 2010   #161
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Bare foot kid, can i just say wat a fab tut this is and its helped me out loads!! Just wanna make sure before i wipe my 500gb HD which has 4 partitions once its all clean and 500gb of unallocated space can i definatly create 4 partitons using diskpart? if yes once i have created the 1st and set it to active in the CMD prompt do i just create the other 3 one by one setting the size i want then putting it as a primary partition?

Thanks again matey, WHS above did kindly inform me to look at the partition magic bootable cd but im not over keen on using 3rd party tools.

Thanks WHS though for bringing it to my attention
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01 Dec 2010   #162
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Partition Wizard is an excellent tool. And if you use the bootable CD, you need not even install it on your system. Plus: there is an excellent tutorial from BFK: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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01 Dec 2010   #163
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Bare foot kid, can i just say wat a fab tut this is and its helped me out loads!! Just wanna make sure before i wipe my 500gb HD which has 4 partitions once its all clean and 500gb of unallocated space can i definatly create 4 partitons using diskpart? if yes once i have created the 1st and set it to active in the CMD prompt do i just create the other 3 one by one setting the size i want then putting it as a primary partition?

Thanks again matey, WHS above did kindly inform me to look at the partition magic bootable cd but im not over keen on using 3rd party tools.

Thanks WHS though for bringing it to my attention

Thank you, I'm glad it's a help.

You can create all four as Primary giving the first three a size and don't try to give the fourth a size, just let it take all that's left and you will be good to go.
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01 Dec 2010   #164
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Oops... yes 40 GB
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02 Dec 2010   #165
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Oops... yes 40 GB


Hello again Casey.



Here's another excellent option that should gain you quite a lot of space, for use during a clean install; have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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02 Dec 2010   #166
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks barefoot, i decided to create a 80gb partiton in diskpart which hopefully will be fine for my 7 installation and applications, i have 355gb to play with i intend to create another 2 partitions which i will do via disk management. I normally create a seperate partition for my applications but wise advised to keep them on the same partitions as windows would you agree with this if so is 80gb a good size?

I was thinking of extending my C partition to 100gb but if im right i cant do that in disk management with erasing the drive first?

thanks again your a credit to these forums
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02 Dec 2010   #167
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Everyone has an opinion, if you reinstall a lot it doesn't matter where you install programs/apps as they will have to be reinstalled along with the OS but either way works, I have some things installed to other HDDs as they don't integrate themselves into the registry.



Have a look at these.

How to Shrink a Partition or Volume in Windows 7

How to Extend a Partition or Volume in Windows 7
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03 Dec 2010   #168
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Oops... yes 40 GB


Hello again Casey.



Here's another excellent option that should gain you quite a lot of space, for use during a clean install; have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
Hi Ted,

OK, let me see if I understand this... so what I will be doing here is putting things that are now on my SSD drive (defaulted on there when I installed Windows 7) onto my D: drive such as User folders and ProgramData to free up more space?

You rock my friend!

Casey
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03 Dec 2010   #169
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Oops... yes 40 GB


Hello again Casey.



Here's another excellent option that should gain you quite a lot of space, for use during a clean install; have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
Hi Ted,

OK, let me see if I understand this... so what I will be doing here is putting things that are now on my SSD drive (defaulted on there when I installed Windows 7) onto my D: drive such as User folders and ProgramData to free up more space?

You rock my friend!

Casey

Yes but, this one is only for use during the installation process.
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