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So my new ASUS i7 laptop arrives
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TO55D6]Amazon.com: ASUS N82JQ-X1 14-Inch Laptop (Dark Brown): Computer & Accessories[/URL]

and I start doing my thing with it
Deleting bloatware, clearing out junk and installing my own software and
I notice the HD has partitions -

one marked C:OS @75GB and one marked D: [email protected]
mind you its a 320GB HD - im thinking ***........

Why do I have a DATA partition,the recovery partitan is hidden and
this is just not what I want at all.........

I want 2 partitions Recovery and C:Main.......

How for the life of me do I rearrange this ASUS highschool mess ?

This is why I hate buying a computer without my own clean install of W7
is there a way I can clean out everything and do a clean install of W7,is there a way to change up the HD space?

IRRITATED !
 

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Just do a clean install of W7 if you're worried about it.
Should be able to delete the partitions from the installer screen.

You could always remove the DATA partition and extend your OS partition to fill the rest of the drive if you are too lazy to fresh format.
 

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Just do a clean install of W7 if you're worried about it.
Should be able to delete the partitions from the installer screen.

You could always remove the DATA partition and extend your OS partition to fill the rest of the drive if you are too lazy to fresh format.
I would love to........how

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Buy a 64GB ssd for it and OEM windows
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great idea........but then i have to go spend another 250 bucks
 

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If you right click My Computer, click manage, then Disk Management, you can manage the partitions from there by right clicking them.
 

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If you right click My Computer, click manage, then Disk Management, you can manage the partitions from there by right clicking them.
nah tried that,,,,,,,,,,no workie only lets me shrink or reformatt
 

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It only lets you shrink since there is no free unallocated disk space..
In order to reinstall Windows you would need an installation DVD.
 

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Buy a 64GB ssd for it and OEM windows
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But seriously, grab yourself the free 30 day trial of windows from whatever source you like, then use the CDkey from the laptop.

format the drive into 1 big partition.

My asus laptop before SSD had 160gb C, 145GB D drive, and a 10gb recovery one.
I have my W7 CD from my desktop........I guess I can load it into the laptop and use the laptop serial number huh
 

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there is one piece of software that might help before you go and install windows again. its called Gparted Live.

It basically boots up a distro of Linux and lets you edit you partitions sizes and what have you not. Just delete the Data (200GB) and join it with the Main. the backup wont be touched.

Edit: heres the link http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
 

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WOW..........Clean install of W7 not only got this thing running AS IT WAS DESIGNED
but brought up the processor rating in the Windows Experience up from 6.8 to 7.00

I am happy once again........
 

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Keep in mind WEI is complete garbage.

Glad you're more content without a bloated install, though.
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yes it is garbage but its a ref point of some sort.......
 

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All you had to do was

Delete The D: Partiton First and then Disk Managment would have let you extend the C Partiton.
Has already been stated, but won't necessarily remove all of the bloatware crap that shipped on it. Doing a fresh install takes less time than trying to hunt down every non-vanilla installation item that was preexisting..
 

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Has already been stated, but won't necessarily remove all of the bloatware crap that shipped on it. Doing a fresh install takes less time than trying to hunt down every non-vanilla installation item that was preexisting..

We are 100% Golden now..............Thx fellas..........

Boatware installers and HD Partitioners should be ashamed LOL
 
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