Deleting an old opperating system

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  1. harleyd

    harleyd New Member

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    Yah, I guess that makes sense. How much space should W7 take up? 28gigs?
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    very good idea.

    What happened to your second hard drive?

    You should have at least 60GB for Windows 7 installation, considering your going to install a number of 3rd party applications.
     
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    Well, I have 38gb of taken up space on the ( C: ) and 10gb partition combined. I don't really get why that 10gb partition is there.
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Would you consider a full "clean" install?

    Be aware, you'll have to re-install all your 3rd party applications.

    I use GParted for all my Windows installations. It look familiar to Linux if that helps at all.

    Burn the ISO and boot your computer with it to get a feel as to it's capabilities

    I'd be glad to help out with instructions..
     
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    So Gparted is a program that organizes my "used disk space" during installation of the OS? or after?
     
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    I think the operating system (W7) is only taking u 28gb on my C-drive. The 10gb partition I reformatted and turned into "z" drive. It's not a big deal to me that one of my hard drives has been split into 2. I think I'll just leave it the way it is.

    Thanks a billion for yalls support,
    James Keeton
     
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    ickymay New Member

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    if you right click computer\manage you can then open disk management and delete the Z drive then extend the C: drive to inocrporate it ?

    If that grumbles about not on an active partition then use partition wizard :)
     
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    harleyd New Member

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    Partition Wizard sais I can't re size the partition while it's in use?
     
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    yes and if you click next step it will reeboot your system and perform the operation at dos level before you get into windows ;)
     
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    Cool it worked!

    Thanks to both of yall for the help!

    James Keeton
     

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