New Laptop No Operating System

  Demora 18:58 PM 04 Sep 12
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I have just bought a new laptop Without Windows 7 installed, as I had a brand new version of Wn7 Professional.

My question is:

It would appear that the Hard drive has been partitioned and that is 29+ gig. The other Partition is about 470 gig. I installed windows to the bigger half but the other partition doesn't show. Should I have put windows on the 29 gig. part. and if so how do I uninstall from the bigger one/

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  lotvic 22:35 PM 04 Sep 12

Either format it, or delete the partition(s) and start again making them the the size that you want. You should be able to do this from the W7 DVD.

Or if you have a program on CD/DVD like Acronis you can boot with that and do it.

I hope you got supplied with all the drivers you need for the laptop?

Must admit I am curious if there is anything on the 29GB drive - seems a strange arrangement.

  Demora 23:15 PM 04 Sep 12

The smaller drive is Unallocated from what I could tell in win7... I think it had just been done that way ready for making a recovery partition perhaps. But I ordered it from Novatech without the O/S

I have a driver cd and will format and start again tomorrow now.

Thak you Lotvic. I'll be back !!!

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  lotvic 23:46 PM 04 Sep 12

Can I suggest you put W7 on a 100GB partition C: (and any programs you later install) and have another partition D: for your Data documents etc. It makes backing up via an image (Acronis for example) so much easier, and restores easier too should you ever get a virus/malware or a stubborn program that won't uninstall etc.

  jamieamunra 12:56 PM 05 Sep 12

Hey Buddy, just go to Computer management by right clicking on My Computer and choose Manage. Now go to Disk management, do you see the missing 29 GB partition there?

 

  jamieamunra 13:10 PM 05 Sep 12

If you see the missing 29 GB , right click on the C drive and choose shrink Volume, then enter the amount you want to shrink it by. Then you will have X amount of unallocated space that you can then convert to a new volume.

 

  jamieamunra 13:10 PM 05 Sep 12

If you see the missing 29 GB , right click on the C drive and choose shrink Volume, then enter the amount you want to shrink it by. Then you will have X amount of unallocated space that you can then convert to a new volume.

 

  Demora 18:46 PM 05 Sep 12

I have put Win 7 on the 500 hdd and left the other alone because its is a 32gig Solid State drive. Acording to Novatech this is used as an extra 'Cache'

Now for the configuring I haven't a clue but things are up and running smoothly

Thanks for the help and pointers. I shall partition the 500 gig drive at another date.

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