Today I custom upgraded my Dell Dimension E521 Desktop Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit and it went well but I need help to understand or manage the way the hard drive is partitioned before I move on
I was getting a message that the Recovery drive was very low on space and when I clicked on the balloon message I was given an opportunity to free up I believe it was 84MB of space through disk cleanup which I followed up on
Then I went into Disk management and here is the info
Volume unnamed OEM Partition: Capacity 39 MB Free space: 39 MB = 100% free
Volume OS ©: Capacity 138.97 GB Free space: 92.52 GB = 67% free
Volume Recovery (D): Capacity 10.00 GB Free space: 593 MB = 6% free
The hard drive is ST316081 2AS SCSI Disk Device (160.00 GB)
So I have the following questions
On the Recovery partition, there’s only 6% free space
--- Is this normal?
--- Before I go any further, should I expand that volume a little more?
--- If so how much and how would I do that??
--- I saw an option to shrink the volume but that doesn’t apply in my case
--- But if I shrink the OS volume, will that help the Recovery partition expand?
--- I do not have a clue on how to manipulate partitions
On the OEM partition, how can that be helpful to me?
Then I looked up Windows.old and it takes up 22.6 GB
--- How will I know when I can delete that folder as I believe that should increase my C drive space by that amount. Is that true?