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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-02-22, 18:03 PM

Pbukowsky -- Buy one of the partition manager programs -- Paragon or Avonquest -- move the partition boundaries however you wish -- the data on them will not be destroyed if you do it correctly.  You are right -- one big c drive is okay if you plan on storing all your other files elsewhere outside of your computer.  Same for backup files.

 

Tbolzani -- the problem comes with the "clean" install.  If you are just upgrading your Windows 7, there would be no problem to add addition files to the same system.  NOthing would be destroyed.  Even if you "backup" your current system and files to an exterior drive, when you put it back onto the C drive, you would destroy your new operating system and files...  Although some backup systems (Ghost, paragon etc.) will allow you to reinstall from the backup only certain files so that it might be possible to augment the new operating system setup with a few of the old directories and files with out destroying it. You will have to check this out, and learn how to approach this method.

Not all files are compatible between operating systems.

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-03-20, 10:14 AM

I just received my laptop (y550p), and the D: drive is partitioned to be only 30GB in size while the C: drive is 220-ish. Is there a way for me to correct this or am I forced to create an entirely new drive? I only want to have 2 drives though. my friend also told me it was required for me to reformat my computer completely to partition the drives correctly, but that seems too troublesome because this laptop is new. Can anyone help please? Thanks

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-03-20, 15:01 PM

 


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Pbukowsky -- Buy one of the partition manager programs -- Paragon or Avonquest -- move the partition boundaries however you wish -- the data on them will not be destroyed if you do it correctly.  You are right -- one big c drive is okay if you plan on storing all your other files elsewhere outside of your computer.  Same for backup files.


 

 

That's one way, but there are free alternatives.  Use a Ubuntu Linux live CD and run gparted, or just burn the gparted live CD itself.

 

It is always a good idea to pull a full backup before fiddling with partitioning, whatever tool you use.

 

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-03-26, 7:17 AM

Hi, good morning. I had a problem I guess. The HDD still have the disk hidden disk partition, but the client make did two partitions on the hard disk ( c: for windows and d: for data ). He installed windows xp in c:, but it doesnt go so well the computer sometimes get freeze for seconds and then it runs well. So he wants to go back to windows vista ( originally instaled ), but when we press the " one key " nothing happnes. Thanks.

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-03-26, 12:09 PM

Hello everyone, Suppose if I format my C: drive for a fresh win 7 installation will the one key recovery feature work??.. My laptop comes with win vista home prem.64 bit. I am going not touch the hidden recovery partition that comes with my laptop.

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-03-27, 18:16 PM

Dear Shivesh.sk --- ?????????? You surely jest.  Read the earlier discussions of this thread. -- The backup image that is saved for you in the one key recovery is NOT Windows 7.  Get real.

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Re: Y530 C drive / D drive

2010-04-03, 12:20 PM

My Y530 came with the C drive being the larger partition and used for personal data.

I have had many problems with my computer since I first turned it on about a year ago; blue screens, freezes, boot problems (trying to boot from my thumb drive), unexpected reboots, MS Office 2003 issues..... and more that I can't think of at the moment.

Could some of these problems be the result of a bad VISTA install?

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Re: Y530 C drive / D drive

2010-04-03, 13:26 PM

see my original post:

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Microsoft VISTA Home Premium PROBLEMS on 08-15-2009 at 08:47 AM

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-04-05, 20:25 PM

It seem this is a hot topic. Hear is my issue. I have a IdeaPad Y510 that has not been touched as far as the disk partitions are concerned. However, the C drive partition is the largest and the D is the smallest which is oppisite from what is should be configured as. Also, I did not receive a set of Factor Recovery CDs and would like to get a set. How can I obtain a set of CDs?

 

Also, is there a way to create them from the factory recovery partition?

 

I am thinking about re-doing the system as a factory setup but I am a little worried that the system was not configured correctly from the start and I may not have access to the factory partition although it is still showing the partition under disk management.

 

Thanks for the help

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2010-04-08, 9:32 AM

Actually i want to ask will i be able to recover my windows vista 64 bit if i face some problem after installing win 7? See, i am not formatting the hidden drive which contains the backup for win vista. So i should be able to recover win vista if i face some problem in win 7. I just want to confirm before taking the risk....

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