I need to partition my C:drive as it it too big for what I need it. I want to split it into 2 drives with either Macrium or the Windows 7 partition feature. To be honest, I don't know which is best for my case. Has anyone made or know of a tutorial where Macrium Reflect is used? Thanks!
(Solved) - Any partition tutorial using a third party software?(16 posts)
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25GB is too small for Windows...it will defrag very slowly for starters. I think 40GB, with no data stored on it, is the reasonable absolute minimum. I think a safe formula is to have the same amount of free space as is used so if, after installing everything, you have 25GB used you want a 50GB C: partition...allow a few gig for System Restore. This is my 42GB C:Drive...I've just re-imaged it here so the used space will eventually rise another 3GB or so to 20-22GB. Note: I don't use system restore so I can keep it smaller:
I have Windows 7 x64 already installed but I want to do a clean installation however, I don't have an installation CD for it. I wanted to use my 25 GB partition for this purpose. I have an iso file that I downloaded from Digital River (Win 7 x64: X17-58997).
I got my original product key that came with my system and I intend to use that. I just want to make sure that I will be able to boot up from it once installed. Also, I want to know if I will need to create a recovery partition at all or not.
I currently have Win 7 64 Home Premium on my system and I downloaded a copy as an "bootable" iso. Does that mean that I can burn it onto a DVD and it WILL boot up from the CD that I intend to burn.
Here's that link showing that it is bootable:
I thank you for your help!!!!!!!
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