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Depends on what *-you-* want.

Some people like a separate partition for their data files and others like everything in one big partition.

The choice is totally up to you.
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Do not delete that first partition as that is the recovery partition. It's the smallest in size and contains the image for your system with the original OS and drivers.
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so i can delete everything else exept the first partion and than reinstall win7?
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According to the pic in post 9 you could delete the partitions C and D and then make them one partitions.
Again we can't tell what if anything is on the D partition.
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so what is the safest thing i can do but can reformat me computer like a new one
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OK this is the problem.
The first partition is the recovery partition. :D
We have no ideal what that is since you have said nothing about this being a brand name system or a custom built system. ;)
If it is not a brand name system and there is NOTHING you want from the old installation then you can delete all the partitions and make one partition. Then install your OS on that.
All your data will be saved on the same partition as your OS. ;)
The other option is to delete all partitions.
Setup 2 equal size partitions and use the first as the OS and programs partition. The second would be for saving all data to it. ;)
The decision is yours.
When you finish using the first option you will Have a C partition.
The second option would leave you a C and a D partition.
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can you teach me how to make a C and a D drive?
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OK first thing you need to do is to boot to the Win7 installation disk.
Then when prompted you need to do a installation of Win 7
The next step is you will be presented with the partitions already existing on your system on the main drive.
Here is where it gets crazy.
You need to first Delete all the partitions on the drive.
Once all 3 partitions are gone then you can now proceed to installing Win 7.
You will be prompted to use the entire empty partition or setup a size you want.
From here you need to decide how you want to split the drive into a C and D partitions.
The size will depend on your needs.
After you have decided that then you will be asked if you want to format the drive using NTFS... click Yes
Once done then Win7 will be installed on the first partition.
Once completed the system will reboot and then hopefully boot into windows. Now all the updates and drivers will have to be done before we proceed any further.
Once that is done then we will work on making the second partition usable.
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