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how to manage disk partition in windows 7


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#1 evergreen1

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

i reently procured a mini laptop hp 200 4301 tu. installled windows 7. working. when i got the system there were two partitions of the 320 GB harddisk. first one was of 999 MB system  and next was of 397 GB. I installed win7 on the second partition. after installing the os, and with the disk management utility i made a two partition of the 297 gb. I got  C, D and E drives. then i shrink the C drive and got another unpartitioned space. when i wanted to rename it , errror message says there should only be 4 partition. how can i expand D drive and include this unpartitioned space of the hard drive. I am not sure about the first partition when i got the system. since it reads system partition, i am not sure if i merge this with drive C ,,,,,,,? help plz



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

If you want to merge the unpartitioned space with D drive ,use a third party disk partition manager.Inbuilt shrink and expand feature will not work in this case.

 

Make sure to back up your important datas before performing disk partitions.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Since this is a laptop...that smaller partition originally installed...probably contains files needed for system functionality/booting or recovery efforts.

 

I'd leave it alone, unless you have some way to reinstall Win 7 using a legal, licensed MS Genuine Win 7 DVD.

 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

i managed to resolve the issue. i deleted the part d: then i expanded the other drive. then i shrinked it to two. now it has c, and d drives plus the sys. drive.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Since this is a laptop...that smaller partition originally installed...probably contains files needed for system functionality/booting or recovery efforts.

 

I'd leave it alone, unless you have some way to reinstall Win 7 using a legal, licensed MS Genuine Win 7 DVD.

 

Louis

the small partition which i  got with the system with free dos. what do you think about this partition if i install windows 7 on this machine? or any other operating system for that matter. will i need to keep this small  partition of 990 MB aside?. i have seen that we could install any OS on a system provided the sys config matches. then if i delete the small partition and install the new os on c drive will i be able to boot the sys? can i think that the 990 MB partition was made for the sys files of DOS OS. and it has nothing to do with a new OS installed in future?






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