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I have tons of stuff I have on my damn ( C: ) partition. Is there a way to format that partition without affecting the OS? So.. Basically I want everything there to be gone except for the OS stuff.


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Basically, I want the results to be just like I installed windows for the first time. Nothing else but windows and the basic drivers that I need.

Sorry if I'm pretty arrogant >.< because the thing is... I have a "humpty dumpty OS"


I want to reformat without reformatting
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I have tons of stuff I have on my damn ( C: ) partition. Is there a way to format that partition without affecting the OS? So.. Basically I want everything there to be gone except for the OS stuff.
I assume you mean you want to clean up the applications and profile data? There's no simple way to do what you want to do.

Obviously start by backing up anything you want to keep on a flash drive or something.

You can create a new profile called "temp". Make it an admin account. Then login and delete the other profile(s). Uninstall all the programs you want. Defrag the hard drive and maybe download and run this registry cleaner.

Now you should have a mostly clean operating system. You can try using windows disk management to create another partition with the extra space but you should read up on the different options available. You could also find some software to resize or create partitions but they may not be free.

Check the guide in my sig on how to move the default user profile location to another partition.
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I assume you mean you want to clean up the applications and profile data? There's no simple way to do what you want to do.

Obviously start by backing up anything you want to keep on a flash drive or something.

You can create a new profile called "temp". Make it an admin account. Then login and delete the other profile(s). Uninstall all the programs you want. Defrag the hard drive and maybe download and run this registry cleaner.

Now you should have a mostly clean operating system. You can try using windows disk management to create another partition with the extra space but you should read up on the different options available. You could also find some software to resize or create partitions but they may not be free.

Check the guide in my sig on how to move the default user profile location to another partition.
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