i installed two systems on the same laptop !

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thelionn

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hi all ,
i have a laptop HP
have the OS windows 7 32bit

anyways

i installed more other windows 7 32bit by a CD without formatting the hard disc
so it finished successfully
so when i open the computer to see the hard disc it looks like the other system is exist
i open the properties > advanced system settings > the settings "startup and recovery"
when i choose the "default operating system" it looks like i have only one system
so it means the previous OS is exist but i don't know how to access to it !
i have a very important files that i need

help please
 

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If you attach a screen shot of the Disk Management window we may get a better idea of what you are talking about. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

thelionn

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If you attach a screen shot of the Disk Management window we may get a better idea of what you are talking about. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
ok i took a picture of my disk management and a picture of my computer to see the two partitions C: and D:
 

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You appear to have only one installed system, unless you have maybe a Linux distribution in the "New Volume" partition.

The "C" partition is using a lot of space for a new install, so maybe it includes a C:\Windows.old folder with files/folders from your previous installation.
 

thelionn

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You appear to have only one installed system, unless you have maybe a Linux distribution in the "New Volume" partition.

The "C" partition is using a lot of space for a new install, so maybe it includes a C:\Windows.old folder with files/folders from your previous installation.
no both of the are windows 7 , i had windows 7 by default in the laptop
it is not my laptop it is cousin's
it was soo much freezing so i decided to re-format it and install a new version of windows in it .
i just installed the new windows and forgot to re-format the hard drive so i guess the new OS installed in the C: volume , so this is why it looks like going to be full and no free space ,
so it means the system files and the personal files in the previous OS still in the computer by i don't know if there any ways to access to them to take what i need
if there is no way ! like if it is impossible to access to the files
can i delete the previous OS to make new free space in the HD C: volume ?
 

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You quoted my post # 4 but either you did not read it or do not understand it. The space used in the "D" partition is way too little to be a Windows 7 installation. When you reinstalled Windows 7 in the same "C" partition it probably saved folders/files from the previous installation in a folder called C:\Windows.old. If so, you can copy any that are desired. You can delete any (up to and including the entire folder) that are not desired.
 
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