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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #51

    Only if you think you will ever want to go back to Windows 7. If not then delete it and create a Macrium backup in that space.
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  2. graywoulf's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
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       #52

    As far as I can tell, during the upgrade, Windows 7 was deleted. I do not see a "windows.old" folder on my HD and I certainly do not plan on reverting back to Windows 7. My external backup drive is a WD Passport 1T. I did copy some folders like my pictures, documents and music to the drive before I did the AOMEI backup but there is way more than 500 GB of space left if I delete the old backup.
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #53

    If I could ask a question.

    Do run a system where windows and programs are on one drive and data is on a second drive? (or partition).
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  4. graywoulf's Avatar
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       #54

    Caledon Ken said:
    If I could ask a question. Do run a system where windows and programs are on one drive and data is on a second drive? (or partition).
    Please excuse my mental density but I am not understanding what you are requesting that I do. Please elaborate.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #55

    First I don't want you to do anything, just trying to understand how your system is set up.

    Some of us split our system storage into two partitions / drives.

    C: is used to boot, has Windows on it and all our programs.

    D: (or any other drive letter) is used to store data.

    When we image our "System" the amount of information to backup is smaller than if we had to Image a single C: drive with all our programs and personal data.
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  6. graywoulf's Avatar
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       #56

    OK, I get it now. Doing the W10 upgrade created partitions automatically. Here is a screenshot of the devices and drives as shown in File Explorer. I hope this answers your question. There are new things that I am not sure of what they are but I understand most of it. The network item not shown is my wife's laptop that is on the same network.

    No Operating System Found message on restart issue-devices-drives-screenshot.jpg
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  7. SIW2's Avatar
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       #57

    The OS (C:) partition is showing as 679 gb with only 54.6gb free. You have a lot of stuff on there.

    If you make an image ( OS partition image - or a "system image"- or a disk image ) it will be huge. That will happen on your current setup with any imaging program.

    Most experienced users will keep much of that data on a different partition ( or on a different disk).

    That makes housekeeping simpler.
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  8. SIW2's Avatar
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       #58

    It is more informative if you post a screenshot of the disk management window.

    Type diskmgmt.msc in the search box.
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  9. graywoulf's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
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       #59

    Yes, I do have a lot of stuff on my C drive. I need to do some thinning out I know. As far as what you see in the picture, that is the way it ended up after the upgrade. I admit that I know little to nothing of disk management and creating partitions. When you say "Most experienced users will keep much of that data on a different partition ( or on a different disk)", are you referring to stored files such as pictures, documents and such? I guess that I should buy another external drive and move a lot of that stuff onto it.

    I have not figured out what is on the Local Disk (D:). The rest of the drives are obvious. I'm up to suggestions on how to clean house on my laptop if you care to help with that.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is the Disk Management screen.

    No Operating System Found message on restart issue-disk-management-screenshot.jpg
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  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #60

    Wouldn't worry about D:, it is tiny.

    Do you know what G: is.

    I saw in your screen shot but does not show in disk management.
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