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A2H GO
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Had a problem with the D: drive randomly filling up, even though it's the recovery drive.

Decided to clean upgrade to Windows 8 however its still full:



Do I need to put W8 on a disk/USB and clean install it that way?
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Yeah you need to fuck the recovery partition off completely!
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Yes people keep telling me to just use a program to delete it and extend the C: drive but won't I need it if the laptop goes tits up?
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If you intend on selling the laptop in the future with the factory install, yes.
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Probably not tbh, it's a 4 year old Dell but can guarantee at least once a year it will die out the blue and I have to reinstall everything from scratch.
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its 15gb, id just leave it
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Keep getting stupid error message poping up every 5 mins telling me drive space low
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Nuke the partition and then either create backup discs or clone the drive and keep that in case of emergencies.
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Or just buy a bigger hard drive and keep the factory partition and restore setup as-is on the old drive
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quote:
Originally posted by Sam
Or just buy a bigger hard drive and keep the factory partition and restore setup as-is on the old drive


I've still got 75gb free on this, don't need another HDD.
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Originally posted by Dom
Nuke the partition and then either create backup discs or clone the drive and keep that in case of emergencies.


Think I'll do this, if I do a full clean install of W8 tonight by burning the ISO to a disk rather than just updating, will this completely format both drives?
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depends on which options you pick. By default it probably won't.

You will need to delete your existing partitions and create a new single large one.

No need to reinstall though. Just go into Computer Management then Disk Management, delete the d: drive, extend the c: drive and jobs done (might be called something different now in Windows 8)
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quote:
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quote:
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Nuke the partition and then either create backup discs or clone the drive and keep that in case of emergencies.


Think I'll do this, if I do a full clean install of W8 tonight by burning the ISO to a disk rather than just updating, will this completely format both drives?


If doing a fresh install with disc's windows will allow you to shrink/delete and then extend the partions before installing but must do it from boot and not once booted.

edit: Doing it from boot = booting the computer with the disc drive as the primary boot (which many are as default)

[Edited on 08-01-2013 by Toby]
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Just sorting it now
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Deleted D:
Formatted C:
Clean installed windows 8, everything fine only C: is still 218gb so looks like I lost the 14gb that was the D:, ah well, no annoying message.
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Did you repartition the drive?
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Did you repartition the drive?


No, should I have done? I just have one C: drive now?
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This is what it looks like now, have I messed it up



Edit, managed to get rid of the unallocated space and extend the C: so just got the one drive with all the space on now.

[Edited on 08-01-2013 by A2H GO]
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quote:
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Did you repartition the drive?


No, should I have done? I just have one C: drive now?


Yes

You had two separate partitions before, with your C: drive on one partition and your D: drive on another.

All you have done is simply format both partitions and installed Windows on the first partition, leaving the second one empty.
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You want to now resize the C: partition adding the unallocated 14.65GB; although during reinstall it would have been easier to have removed all partitions and then create a single partition of 236 odd GB.

[Edited on 08-01-2013 by Dom]
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See edit above, now looks like this, one 232gb partition.





[Edited on 08-01-2013 by A2H GO]
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quote:
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You want to now resize the C: partition adding the unallocated 14.65GB; although during reinstall it would have been easier to have removed all partitions and then create a single partition of 236 odd GB.

[Edited on 08-01-2013 by Dom]


The 'remove' was greyed out as part of the install for some reason. Sorted now though (I think), glad I went back and sorted it out, it's like me to just leave it. Cheers for the help.
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Loving windows 8, my 4 year old laptop now boots up in about 6-7 seconds and shuts down almost instantly.

[Edited on 11-01-2013 by A2H GO]
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Out of interest where did you get the windows 8 from?

I've been looking at upgrading from windows 7 but don't fancy paying to upgrade
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I paid, it was only 25 you tight git

 
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