08-08-2008 07:55 AM
I've had it with trying to keep enough space on C for all the One Key stuff to work. I use Acronic backup to an external disk which I trust and use on other PCs, so I really don't need the One Key.
I've tried using the native Vista tool as well as Acronis Disk Director, but I can't expand the C partion. Don't know where to go....
I'm of a mind to just get a second drive, partition it the way I want to, and restore the C and D partitions from my backup.
1) Any thoughts on why I can't epxand the size of the C partition on this drive? (option grayed out in the Vista too, and just doesn't do anything with Acronis)
2) If I disable the One Key stuff and do a restore from my backup disk to C and D, then make the new drive primary, any thoughts on whether this will boot/work?
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08-08-2008 10:14 AM
08-09-2008 03:46 PM - edited 08-09-2008 03:47 PM
I would use Acronis to backup the data on D: and delete the whole partition. BTW - Did you move the account's MyDocuments to the D drive as I initially did? I had to move it back to the C: drive. It wasn't until I made sure that the OS parameters weren't pointing to D: that I was able to delete D and then extend the C: drive. Other than those tips, I'm not sure why you can't do what I did.
08-13-2008 04:29 PM
It's a beutiful thing indeed. Finally got rid of that g-d awfull small C drive and that one key recovery BS.
It cost $80 for a new drive (I probably could have done an fdisk on the old one, but didn't want to risk it) and $50 for Acronis True Image Home, but, this is what I did and what I have:
I backed up the C and D partitions to my external USB disk drive; removed the original hard disk and replaced it with a new, unformatted 500GB disk; booted from the Rescue Media that Acronis made; restored my C and D partitions to the new drive; made the new C 100GB, and the new D 400GB; rebooted the PC; Vista automatically prompted me asking if I wanted to uninstall One Key Recovery; I said YES; rebooted again, and my 'puter is running like a champ!
I use Acronis to back up everything in MyDocuments folder every night, once a week I make an image of the entire hard disk. Whenever I install new software or hardware I use Acronis to capture the system state.
Whew! Took a few bucks, and hour or so, and three beers, but I'm finally happy.