"old" computer/new vista install

hdbg62

Member
Acquired an hp pavilion lap top at a garage sale, real cheap. Did have Vista Home Premium but it's shot; "bootmgr missing", no factory install disk for Vista, no recovery disk, no restore points etc.. Did get a nib Vista Home Premium with it, though. Hard drive tests passed and memory tests passed, just does not boot. Since I got the nib Vista I'd rather go with a brand new "clean install" rather than get a replacement disk from hp, it might still not work, and god only knows what might be on that drive; all the needed drivers for the machine can still be downloaded from the hp website. Now, the last install of Windows I did was back in 98 and I'd be a novice when it comes to installing Vista. Any suggestions and comments would be appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Jerry,

I'm not sure what you mean by nib Vista. Could you please explain what you meant? It can make a difference on how you will need to do a clean install of Vista.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

hdbg62

Member
"new in box"
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Killacore

Guru
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Since it seems so long since you installed an operating system, did you check the bios to set first boot device to "CD"? and if so it's much easier to install vista then 98, just have the disk in the drive when you turn on the laptop and press enter when it says "Press any key to boot from cd" then it pretty much takes off from there.

*Sorry if i under estimated your computer knowledge, I figured i should just try to cover it all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i FTW SLI
    Memory
    OCZ Platnium 8GB DDR2-1066 (5-4-4-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x eVGA 9800GX2 1GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E) & Sony MDR-V700DJ
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" SOYO LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 150GB Western Digital VelciRaptors 10K RPM RAID 0
    2x 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7.2K RPM RAID 0
    PSU
    ABS 900WATT Modular
    Case
    Antec P180B Gunmetal Sound Dampning
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700CNPS 110MM Fan, 4x120MM Case Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse (USB)
    Keyboard
    Saitek Cyborg Illuminted Keyboard (USB)
    Internet Speed
    15MB Down / 5MB Up (Cable)

hdbg62

Member
Since it seems so long since you installed an operating system, did you check the bios to set first boot device to "CD"? and if so it's much easier to install vista then 98, just have the disk in the drive when you turn on the laptop and press enter when it says "Press any key to boot from cd" then it pretty much takes off from there.

*Sorry if i under estimated your computer knowledge, I figured i should just try to cover it all.


That's o.k.. Will Vista create the recovery drive (D)? Must I have all required drivers downloaded and ready on CD or DVD at the time of installing or can I bypass that and install later? Thank you for taking the time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

hdbg62

Member
While I got some replies here; I noticed that this laptop does not hold it's battery to well, quite heavy, all across the back. Seems to fall out rather easily at times; is this normal? Sorry guys, a laptop is a whole new experience for me; this one even has a web cam, tv tuner and a few other goodies. Just to think, a few months back I just came "OUT OF THE STONE AGE!"
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Killacore

Guru
Member
Well the battery issue sounds like the latch is either stuck or broke on the bottom of the laptop, I'd just take a closer look at it and see what the lock mechanism is doing. A microsoft retail or oem copy of windows (one that didn't come from hp, dell, ect...) will not make a recovery partition/disc, and you do not need the drivers to install the operating system, but you will need them after becuase most likely vista won't pick up your devices in a laptop like that.
 

My Computer

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i FTW SLI
    Memory
    OCZ Platnium 8GB DDR2-1066 (5-4-4-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x eVGA 9800GX2 1GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E) & Sony MDR-V700DJ
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" SOYO LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 150GB Western Digital VelciRaptors 10K RPM RAID 0
    2x 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7.2K RPM RAID 0
    PSU
    ABS 900WATT Modular
    Case
    Antec P180B Gunmetal Sound Dampning
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700CNPS 110MM Fan, 4x120MM Case Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse (USB)
    Keyboard
    Saitek Cyborg Illuminted Keyboard (USB)
    Internet Speed
    15MB Down / 5MB Up (Cable)

Brink

Staff member
mvp
"new in box"
Oh, DOH! :o

In addition to the above posts, this tutorial can help show you how to do a clean install with Vista.

A retail Vista will not create a recovery partition like on a OEM computer.

You can wait until later if you like to download and install the drivers, but it would be best to have them ready in case you may not have a internet connected after installing.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

hdbg62

Member
How do I go about creating such a recovery partition. Any links, you cou could provide?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Killacore

Guru
Member
Personally i use the DOS version of Norton ghost to make an image of my operating system and compress it into a large file on my hard drive which is later burned to DVD. Though you'll have to go out and purchase Norton ghost because I'm pretty sure i'm not exactly allowed to hand out the links to where I get my "Special" software.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i FTW SLI
    Memory
    OCZ Platnium 8GB DDR2-1066 (5-4-4-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x eVGA 9800GX2 1GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E) & Sony MDR-V700DJ
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" SOYO LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 150GB Western Digital VelciRaptors 10K RPM RAID 0
    2x 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7.2K RPM RAID 0
    PSU
    ABS 900WATT Modular
    Case
    Antec P180B Gunmetal Sound Dampning
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700CNPS 110MM Fan, 4x120MM Case Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse (USB)
    Keyboard
    Saitek Cyborg Illuminted Keyboard (USB)
    Internet Speed
    15MB Down / 5MB Up (Cable)

hdbg62

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Sorry to be so "slow" tonight, got a bad case of the flu. Is this recovery partition actually needed?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

hdbg62

Member
Personally i use the DOS version of Norton ghost to make an image of my operating system and compress it into a large file on my hard drive which is later burned to DVD. Though you'll have to go out and purchase Norton ghost because I'm pretty sure i'm not exactly allowed to hand out the links to where I get my "Special" software.
I understand, but still wish I had some of those links myself!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Sorry to be so "slow" tonight, got a bad case of the flu. Is this recovery partition actually needed?
No problem, I have my moments as well. ;)

A recovery partition is usually only used by a OEM as a method for the owner to reinstall Vista with instead of the OEM giving the owner a Vista installation disc. Since you have a Vista installation disc, you will not need it. :geek:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Killacore

Guru
Member
A recovery partition is not really needed but I would just keep a backup of the drivers on CD just in case but thats pretty much it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i FTW SLI
    Memory
    OCZ Platnium 8GB DDR2-1066 (5-4-4-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x eVGA 9800GX2 1GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E) & Sony MDR-V700DJ
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" SOYO LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 150GB Western Digital VelciRaptors 10K RPM RAID 0
    2x 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7.2K RPM RAID 0
    PSU
    ABS 900WATT Modular
    Case
    Antec P180B Gunmetal Sound Dampning
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700CNPS 110MM Fan, 4x120MM Case Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse (USB)
    Keyboard
    Saitek Cyborg Illuminted Keyboard (USB)
    Internet Speed
    15MB Down / 5MB Up (Cable)

hdbg62

Member
Sorry, I double posted here; this flu's killing me. Thanks for the help guys, especially you, Brink, you helped me "OUT OF THE STONE AGE."
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Lol, no problem Jerry. You're welcome.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

hdbg62

Member
Have not installed anything on my laptop yet; decided to wait, go a step higher and buy a Full 32 bit Ultimate version which should be here in a few days along with a free second copy which I want to use to as an Upgrade on my Dell PC which has Home Premium pre-installed.

In the meantime I went to the HP website and downloaded all the driver packages available on a CD but am not quite sure how to proceed from there. Once I have Ultimate installed, do I just install these packages within Ultimate and then go into Device Manager and update the drivers?

As far as the PC goes, can I just upgrade from the Full version? Don't want to change or lose anything I have now with Home Premium with SP1 Update.

Don't know if that's important but both Ultimate DVD's are supposed to be the Full version with SP1 and include the Windows Anytime Upgrade. The "supposed to be" is because I got them e-bay, if you know what I mean.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

hdbg62

Member
Finally installed Vista Ultimate 32 on the laptop. Actually was not very hard but I did spend a night and a half digging for drivers on the web for the infamous Ethernet Controller, its sub folders and a Quick Button driver, all of which were in Device Manager with yellow exclamation marks and not shown in their proper location at HP under driver support. For an "old man" with limited experience, I think I didn't do so bad. All is well now and running o.k. but there is one small problem, my C drive on which I installed Vista shows to be only the size I allocated for the installation - 45GB, not its actual size. WHUT HUPPENED?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Jerry,

I'm happy to hear that you got it up and running. :)

All that happened is that is all the space you allocated for that partition. The rest of your hard drive space is most likely still there as unallocated space. These tutorials below can help you if you wanted to extend C: back into the rest of the drive to have one large drive, or create another partition with the unallocated space.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95418-disk-management-delete-extend.html

and

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95398-disk-management-shrink-partition.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

hdbg62

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Thanks Shawn! Worked like a charm, all's now on one drive. Now let's see if I can remember all that fine tuning from your tutorial which really helped with my PC a few months back. Two more questions, I got a second dvd with seperate key for my pc. I'm assuming I can use it just as an upgrade but do I do this from outside of Windows or must I launch it from within Windows; also both came with Windows Live DVD's, is it worth messing with those or is it just a hype?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL
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