New Lenovo Netbook
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 00:30:10 UTC 2014
Nobody will answer you for sure. Even if you contact Windows support...
Give it a try. If you have any problems, you restore that. Better now that
you have nothing on your Windows than later...
PS: Windows 7 requires 20GB for 64bits architecture.
2014-10-03 20:26 GMT-03:00 "J. Van Brimmer" <jerry.vb at gmail.com>:
> It has a 500Gb hard drive, but the "C" partition was only about 460Gb.
> When I ran the Partitoner from inside Windows, it would only shrink "C"
> down to 226Gb.
> I just now booted up a Lubuntu live 14.04 disc and ran Gparted from inside
> Lubu. Gparted says I can shrink "C" down to 36.6 Gb minimum. But, I have
> no problem leaving it at 100 Gb. I just want to know, if I shrink it down
> below the 226 Gb boundary set by the Windows partitioner, will it clobber
> Windows? Will I have to factory restore the system just to have a
> running windows?
> I am tempted to just wipe the whole disc, but I thought if I can shrink
> "C" down to 100 Gb, I'd leave it there.
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
>> On 10/03/2014 11:30 AM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>> I have just acquired a "new" refurbished Lenovo X140e netbook. tI has
>> Windows 7 Pro on it. The first thing I did after booting it up was to go
>> into Partition Management to shrink the C partition to make room for
>> Lubuntu. I was shocked to discover that the partition manager would only
>> shrink C by 50%. So, I went ahead and did that.
>> Then, I booted up a live CD of Gparted. Gparted says I can shrink C way
>> down a lot more. I don't remember how far it was, but it was way down, less
>> than 100 GB.
>> Can I safely follow Gparted's recommendation and not impact Winbroke? I
>> am not too terribly worried about it though. I am going to create a restore
>> image DVD, but I just thought I'd ask to see if anyone has any experience
>> on this before I get started.
>> I once had a Windows partition that I re-sized way down to a size that
>> seemed reasonable at the time. It seemed reasonable because I only use
>> that system for testing.
>> A year or so later, that system was in-trouble because of insufficient
>> The culprit? The space was used up by the multitude of Windows updates.
>> I had to re-size the Windows partition to a larger size to rescue the
>> system (which involved resizing and even moving my Linux partitions).
>> So by word of experience, in re-sizing a Windows partition, be sure to
>> leave it room to install the many necessary Windows updates. On Windows 7
>> and above, it also creates a restore-point whenever you install anything,
>> and those restore-points take up disk space as well.
>> I do recommend keeping your Windows partition around (and usable) if you
>> have one. Over the years, there have been many cases where I was glad I
>> saved it for those occasional things that won't run on Linux, or for which
>> Linux has no practical alternative.
>> Linux has been very reliable in re-sizing all of my Windows partitions.
>> In over 10 years of experience, it only failed once, and in that case,
>> there may have been disk errors in the Windows partition. So make sure you
>> do a disk check of the Windows partition before re-sizing it.
>> Beware that on Windows 8, it may leave its partition in a 'suspend'
>> (hibernate) state, so re-sizing it could give you problems.
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