Windows 7 Partition Questions

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  1. mmitt

    mmitt New Member

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    Hi guys! I have a couple questions about my soon-to-be windows partition:

    1. I used the built in Vista partitioner, not the best, but I got a partition down to 30GB. Is that enough for Windows 7 to run comfortably on?

    2. If not, what is a good alternative to the built in partitioner. I have heard good/bad things about GParted, but I don't have a vista install disk, just a /

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    recovery partition.

    3. If I want ubuntu back, is there an easy way to delete the files on the partition and then install ubuntu?

    Thanks!
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    1. I believe Windows 7's minimum requirement is 16 GB.
    2. It should be enough.
    3. Yes. Just reformat that partition.
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    Ah Ok thank you.
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    yea i think it wants you to have a 30+ gig partition for running on but i think thats taking into account installing all your programs after and stuff. orginally i managed to get it on like a 15 gig partition totally fine. and than i loved it so i use windows 7 primary on a 250 gig partition and windows vista backup =D
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    How did you increase the size of your Win 7 partition?
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    There are options to extend a partition. But if both partitions have an OS running on them i will highly recommend against doing it. For most people it will cause nothing but problems.
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    Efficient way to extend partition

    You got a partition down to 30GB, I think that is not enough personally.
    But do not delete the partition; there is a more efficient way to solve your problem.
    And you are very lucky, I just got the useful information about extend partition, I can share with you.
    My friend told me, Extend Partition Assistant Professional Edition can work well.
    They often resize partition (extend partition, shrink partition…) through it, so, I can promise you--it worth to try.
    This software has free edition, you can experience its superiority.
    http://www.extend-partition.com/extend-system-boot-partition.html

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