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re-installing OS Partition question

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#1 gabe86


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:11 PM

I bought a laptop recently and when it arrived i turned it and on the install started but i didn't have the time to go through this properly as i had to go out and when it got to the part about creating partitions i switched it off. I thought when i turned it on again i'd be able to setup the partitions but this was done and now there are two partitions on the laptop: C 49.9 GB and D 624 GB.
The C drive has the OS on it and the program files but i think this is a bit small and only has 9.33 GB free, i'm wondering if i re-install windows using the CD does this let me create the partitions again and if so what size should i make them?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:27 PM

What does the owner/user manual say?

The system manufacturer is responsible for providing instructions on how the Windows installation is to work.

System manufacturer and model?


#3 gabe86

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:11 AM

it's a samsung and there recovery software included on it that allows the computer to be restored to the state it was in when purchased. If i use this should i partition the drive or not? I've read elsewhere not to partition it but is it not better to have the OS & program files on one partition and my other data on another partition?

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