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My machine is getting older now and i need to reinstall windows 7.  Registry errors, lost start up programs, occasionally won't shut down, recently some blue screens...It's time to start over.  I have 2 internal 1T hard drives.  My question is can I just right click my c: drive and paste it to my E: drive?   I don't intend to use the E: drive to boot up, just hold the data while reformatting the C: drive and installing a fresh copy of windows 7.  I have some older programs that i am afraid have data in odd locations and i don't want to loose it.  I also feel I could use the program file folders to remember what programs I want to go get off the internet.


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can you post the image of disk management?


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Thanks for showing me a new area of windows.  The E: drive currently contains backup system images that I can delete.

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what files you have in C: ? 

 

You need only program files?..  such as adobe, antivirus like that?

 

To backup as a system image read this.

 

Or you can use drop box for storing files of c: which you can access from any where through internet.

 

Already E: used 70% of space, is there any important data in E:?


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You would have to pick and choose what you want to put on the E drive.

You do not have enough room to just copy the entire C drive to E drive.

 

C drive is using 576.8gb and E drive is using 790.24gb

In other words you only have 15% or 141.24 free space on the E drive.

 

You can copy your data over if you have enough room and you could also take screen shots of your program folder to show what is installed.


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