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i installed two systems on the same laptop !

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  1. thelionn

    thelionn Thread Starter

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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.
     
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    thelionn Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  5. thelionn

    thelionn Thread Starter

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    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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