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How big should my OS partition be and how do I change it

Q: How big should my OS partition be and how do I change it

Hi, in a different thread archean recommended that I make sure that there is reasonable free space in the OS partition. How do I know what size it is and if I need to make it bigger? As you can see I know very little about computers.

My hard drive has 59.3 gigabytes free and 84.9 gigabytes used.

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A: How big should my OS partition be and how do I change it

I think it's fine.
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A:How to change active partition without removing data from partition?

Hello and welcome to the forums MarkRocketman!

You can easily change the active/inactive flag on a partition easily by following these steps:-

Removing the Active Flag from a Partition
(on a drive that's not currenly being used as a boot drive)

First, open an elevated command prompt in Windows:-

1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:-

SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition that holds G)
Hope that helps!

EDIT:- As a supplementary addition here's how change it back to active:-

SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition you want to activate)
Exit (to exit Diskpart)
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A:How do I change the system partition from XP partition to Win7?

I think you should do it from outside XP, obviously and suggest install a partitioning tool, like Easus partition manager which I have used regularly. There are a number of good ones, all free including Gparted which you download and burn to a cd, boot to it and then no amount of system files can get in your way.
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What can I do, to get the partiton D to be C, and vice versa ?.

A:Partition change

Your OS is on C:

Can post a full screenshot?
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Something similar and as powerful and reliable as Partition Magic.

I tested EASEUS Partition Master free edition but it says my first HDD is a dynamic disk so it can not do any operation on it. Besides I heard converting to basic disk would delete all my data!!! DO NOT WANT.

A:Looking for an app to change partition

gpart is good
Gnome (linux) based partition manager. Runs off a liveCD
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~ Use Gparted Live cd for partitioning and set disk type to msdos or choose MBR type when partitioning with diskutil.
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So, what exactly i do? Please step by step.

A:Change partition to mbr

MBR = Master Boot Record.
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A:Please help me change the active partition

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please read this tutorial on how to use Partition Wizard: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

However, before you go down this road I would clean up your current disk layout.

Personally, I would wipe the hard drive completely and clean install Windows 7. The reason I suggest this is because it is recognised as best practice to install your operating system to a primary drive rather than a logical volume.

During the install, Windows will want to create a system reserved partition of 100 MB, which will hold the master boot record and will become the active partition.

Windows will then be installed and will automatically give the partition it is installed on drive letter C.
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A:Can't Change My Partition Size

Welcome to TSF....

What program are you using to make changes to the partitions on the hard drive?
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A:Change system partition?

Hello danime91, welcome to Seven Forums!

Are XP and Windows 7 on separate Hard Disk Drives?

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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Or does it matter, the Partition will be used for backup of files, so is it okay to use it as Logical?



A:How to change a Logical Partition

There should be no issues with the partition being a logical partition. This is not an unusual situation. Depending on the situation it may not even be possible to change it to a primary partition. There can be a maximum of 4 primary partitions but an unlimited number of logical partitions.

But using a partition on the same physical drive as the data you are backing up is not a good idea. If anything happens to the drive then you will lose everything. For a good backup you need a separate physical drive.
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A:Change Partition Letters

What do the properties of the D: drive look like in My Computer? It appears that the Volume Name for the D: drive has been created as (D, which can be corrected in Properties by simply renaming the volume.
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A:MBR Partition Table Change under AVG

please do this

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A:How to change partition letters using DOS?

Welcome to the forum.

Where are you seeing these changed drive letters?

Edit: Drive letters are defined within the Windows registry. If you are using some utility outside Windows it will use drive letters that have been arbitrarily assigned and will have no relationship to those used by Windows.

I don't think drive letters are your problem.
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A:How to change partition letters using DOS?

Welcome to the forum.

Where are you seeing these changed drive letters?

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A:Change Window's Partition

"C is now my slave drive and my D: drive is now the slave"

Could you retype what you have and want to do? Two separate drives or one drive with two partitions?
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A:Change Drive letter: Partition containing OS

I have never been able to change an OS to another letter without bricking the OS. The only tutorials for doing so make it clear it is only if the OS letter has slipped.

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A:Primary Partition Name Change Needed

Hello Fanazak, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm a bit confused if you mean the name of a folder (user folder??) or a partition by what you described. Could you post a screenshot showing what you would like to change just to be certain and make sure we are helping you with the right one?
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A:Change primary partition size?

Partition Wizard is your answer, check Option Three is this tutorial:

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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A:Change Multi-Partition Configuration

The Boot Manager is in partition F: and that's why it's marked Active. You need to move it to C:
Download a free version: EasyBCD - NeoSmart TechnologiesInstall, run and follow the screen below.
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A:How to change voot partition in a Mutiboot XP?

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A:Could i change 'System drive' to another partition?

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I'm aware of a method to assist you but will you answer a few questions first?

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A:How to change system partition to logical?

G has the bootmanger and bootmenu. You want to transfer that stuff (maybe 100MB) to C?
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A:Change Startup Programs to New Partition

While you can freely move data from place to place, programs must be uninstalled then reinstalled to the new location.
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A:Reformat/Change Old Primary Partition

Use any partitioning utility to delete the partition(s) from the drive and recreate them as extended-logical. You lose all the data of course.
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A:How to change the partition Windows boots from

Have you tried looking into using EasyBCD or Vista Boot Pro.
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Can you post a screenshot of the disk management window to make the situation clear to us ?

Usually the system partition in windows 7 is the hidden 100 MB system Reserved partition which includes the bootloader in it . Probably it is in your XP partition now . And there should be another question ... which one is the active partition .

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Yes. As long as you don't change the starting sector of the recov partition. A letter is just an alias. It won't damage anything.
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Whata drive letter would you like win 7 to have? and vista??

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A:How can i change dynamic system partition to basic

Hello Mohammedadel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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A:change a dynamic partition back to normal

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Sector size is an inherent property of the drive and cannot be changed.
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Post a screenshot of Disk Manager showing the existing partitions.
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A:Change partition size of Ubuntu in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by sholtob

i have Ubuntu dual booted with windows 7 32 bit, i am running out of space on my hard drive and am not using the 100 gigabytes i partitioned of for Ubuntu, i was hoping that someone might know how to change the partition size as i cant find out how to do it.
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Boot with the Ubuntu Live CD, select "Try Ubuntu", and use gparted to shrink the Ubuntu partition and extend the Windows partition. Don't use the Windows Partition Manager, or you won't be able to boot Ubuntu.
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1: recovery partitions are not foolproof regardless.

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Sorry my English.


George from Finland

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Hi, George,
Did you try to use their 'Recovery CD'? When I purchased Partition Manager, I was given special bootable Recovery CD with their own Paragon Linux and the program running under this OS. Booted from this CD one can operate with partitions, mount, explore them and so on.

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A:Need to Change Windows System Partition Drive Letter

Maybe this would be easier.

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A:Making a new disk partition will change disks to dynamic

Please post a screenshot of your hard drive as produced by running DISKMGMT.MSC. Please maximize the program window and spread the column dividers so that we can see all the text in each column.

A standard MBR-formatted hard drive (as opposed to a GPT-formatted hard drive) can only have FOUR "primary" partitions. So if your existing hard drive already has four primary partitions, you can't add a fifth, assuming there's justification for another partition. Simply re-sizing your existing partitions might satisfy your goals, but we need that screenshot to properly understand your current situation.

If necessary, you can use a utility like Minitool's Partition Wizard to convert one of your partitions from "primary" to "logical" (thus leaving you with a maximum of three other primary partitions on that drive). The newly converted "logical" partition is now inside of a space (called "extended partition", which is actually the fourth primary partition on the drive) which has the ability to support essentially any number of additional such "logical" partitions inside of it.

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We'll see what is needed to satisfy your objective.

Please post that screenshot from DISKMGMT.MSC.
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Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
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Anybody still using Free versions of EASUS

Little nasty here in the product description
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Attention Please:
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2. If the size of destination partition is larger than source partition, after the copy finished, the size of destination partition will be changed to the same size as source partition and the rest space will be distributed into unallocated space.


Now If I'm backing up a partition I might well WANT to move it to a larger one.

The Feature "Change to same size as the source" for me renders this program USELESS and why do it anyway -- requires extra programming and I'm sure reduces the flexibility of the program for NO BENEFITS WHATSOEVER.


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Seems perfectly normal to me.

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Phew, found a solution myself:

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Do you intend to do a clean install to the SSD?

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Attachment shows details.
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I just want to give it more space. If anyone knows how to do that please respond....


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Quote: Originally Posted by MasterCreate66


Lately on my IBM computer i have been hosting a minecraft server. I host this server using Mine OS Crux. This is a free linux operating system that lets anyone host a 24/7 minecraft server.
Just today i ran out of space on the partition it is running on. Partiton wizard looks at it as a "other" partiton. This prevents me from resizing it.......
I just want to give it more space. If anyone knows how to do that please respond....


The Linux program gparted will do it - it might even be included in your "Mine OS". If not, you can download an iso file of a bootable gparted disk, and burn it to CD or USB - then you'll be able to do what you want.
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Would you post a screen snip of your Disk Management for us?

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Welcome to the forum.

When you tried to boot with both disks installed, did you go to the BIOS and check that disk 0 was the first in the boot priority?
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A:Setup unable to create a new partition or locate an existing partition

Hello mrvoid, welcome to Seven Forums!

Boot the Windows 7 installer and do at least a clean to start and a clean all would be best; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

To start fresh with a clean installation or clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
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A:Unable to create a new system partition or locate an existin partition

The problem is all your partitions are Logical.
The bootloader needs to be installed in a Primary partition.

You can delete Partition 4 so it becomes Unallocated space.
Then Windows should be able to create a system partition and install.
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