Solved how do I move c: to the Left ? and DoI need to keep EFI ?

January 23, 2013 at 14:37:59
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB

here is my disk management ,
http://w1funurl.webs.com/screen.jpg , but there is I problem , how do I move c: to the Left ? and Do I need to keep EFI partition ?

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#1
January 23, 2013 at 22:59:07
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"How Do I Move C: To The Left ?"

Yo can't, except by deleting all the existing partitions on the drive (including the C: partition) then installing a completely fresh Windows from a Microsoft Windows installation disc (not a factory recovery disc).

"Do I need to keep EFI partition ?"

It appears to be empty so my answer is you could "probably" delete it without doing any harm, but that's only a "probably". Do so at your own risk.


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#2
January 23, 2013 at 23:25:07

Why do you want to change the position of the C: partition? And why are you worried about 500MB on a 1TB disk? Unless you have a good reason to change, leave well enough alone. If you have a pressing reason to change then you probably need to repartition and reformat the drive and reinstall Windows.

Your specs say Winows XP, but you have posted in the Windows 8 forum. So which OS are you running? If it is 8 then deleting the EFI partition would most probably result in an unbootable system.


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#3
January 24, 2013 at 00:25:14

ijack is right. You cannot delete EFI partition. In your system you cannot add / remove hardware easily, either, because EFI will not allow you to.

If you want to escape EFI, then you should delete all partitions, leaving a blank disk and install Windows normally.

CoolGuy


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#4
January 24, 2013 at 14:32:33

because a person from another post said it would be faster and normal procedure to do so. .Please dont take any notice of the specs , thats the way the admins here designed this forum . Im not going to created a new account for all my different computers. If I post in windows 8 , that means I have windows 8.
Also when I start my pc there is still a problem , I will attach a screen shot in my next message of the problem.

here it is - http://w1funurl.webs.com/start-boot...



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#5
January 24, 2013 at 23:26:43

I'm not convinced that you will notice the difference but, if a potential increase in disk speed is important to you, back up your data and reinstall Windows 8 telling it to delete any existing partitions. If, after the reinstall, you still have an EFI partition then leave it be. For maximum performance allocate a 250GB partition for the OS and most critical programs. Use the rest of the disk for another partition for data and less important programs. Be sure to regularly defragment your partitions.

Better still, get an SSD and install the OS and important programs there; the increase in performance will be an order of magnitude greater than trying to optimize a mechanical disk.


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#6
January 25, 2013 at 14:16:00


here is the problem -
http://w1funurl.webs.com/start-boot...

windows 8 on volume 4 is the one I need to keep. The one below is the one I need help , how to get rid of ?

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#7
January 25, 2013 at 23:37:07

You could easily remove the entry from the boot menu using EasyBCD (Google it) and then wipe most of the Windows files of the C: drive. But be careful - wipe the wrong files and your system will not boot. Do not reformat the C: drive.

The simplest, and best, solution is to re-install and repartition the drive, as already mentioned.


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#8
January 26, 2013 at 23:17:56

No need to use third-party programs. Use Msconfig ( boot tab ) to delete unwanted entry. Be careful not to delete wrong entry.

CoolGuy


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