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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

23 Aug 2013   #320
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Ted I am wondering how to get rid of a 101MB partition I created when I was fairly new to this and failed to wipe the drive before I redid the tutorial by Wolfgang on aligning the SSD.

So I ended up with a partition that is unallocated that I cannot remove?


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23 Aug 2013   #321
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

John, its important to look at the partition layout first:

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24 Aug 2013   #322
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
John, its important to look at the partition layout first:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Ok mate am away from home at the moment so will have to be tomorrow.
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29 Aug 2013   #323
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've followed Greg's tutorial for the clean install, and I've stumbled upon this thread. Do I need to do what the thread starter is saying? I'm a novice in this field.
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29 Aug 2013   #324
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Always best to start with a nice clean HDD.
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29 Aug 2013   #325
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thought Greg might have put this in his tutorial.
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30 Aug 2013   #326
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
John, its important to look at the partition layout first:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Sorry late rely Golden I have been busty with cooler problems. in the pic I think I messed up when I first got a SSD and redid Wolfgang's tutorial on alignment thinking it had not "taken".
It causes no problems but I would if possible like to get rid of it


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31 Aug 2013   #327
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Use Partition Wizard to :

1. Move System Reserved into the 101MB Unallocated space,
2. Resize C: to the left into the unallocated space that will sit between System Reserved and C: after performing Step 1 above.
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31 Aug 2013   #328
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Use Partition Wizard to :

1. Move System Reserved into the 101MB Unallocated space,
2. Resize C: to the left into the unallocated space that will sit between System Reserved and C: after performing Step 1 above.
Thanks Golden will do
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31 Aug 2013   #329
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm don't know what went on there but I have this now. I tried moving that 100MB but it left it at 99MB an still that irritating unallocated thing at the front and now there are three unallocated partitions.

Ah well the thing is running I suppose isn't the end of the world


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