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Lost factory partitons, reinstalled windows 8 and 200mb left.

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August 16, 2013 7:35:01 PM

Big long story here, I'll start with my Laptop.

Asus S550CB
WIndows 8 64bit
8 GB RAM
24gb SSD
1TB Hard drive

Got a new laptop, windows 8 pre installed, upgraded to 8.1 preview, nothing worked, hated it, expired, had no windows 8.0 to restore to.

I looked up my laptop found it supported windows 7. (It didn't and i was wrong)

Was installing windows 7, at the start it couldnt use any drive because of GPT.
Used Gparted to Creat MS-DOS partition, destroyed all factory partitons.

WIndows 7 worked. no drivers tho of course. I was stuck.

Used Gparted to delete everything again

Installed windows 8 onto 24gb SSD.

I tried installing 56 updates, stopped halfway. I had 200mb left on SSD.

Before all this, I believe my ssd shared partitions or something with my 1tb hard drive. Only Windows 8, my 8gb ram page file and these updates.

With Gparted how can manually change it back so the hdd shares a partiton or two with my ssd?

Many Thanks,
James

Also

(Don't want to send it to get factory image reloaded on it, I'm not sure if i voided it. Also don't really have money for a new bigger ssd)

a c 758 G Storage
a c 261 D Laptop
a c 376 * Windows 8
a c 529 $ Windows 7
a b Ĉ ASUS
August 16, 2013 7:46:06 PM

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Installed windows 8 onto 24gb SSD.


Why, in the name of FSM, would you consider doing that?
That 24GB SSD was meant to be a cache for the larger HDD. It is in no way large enough for a full Windows install.

How to fix? Have a set of the original Restore disks and install from that.
Failing that, get another set from the manufacturer.
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August 16, 2013 11:49:36 PM

USAFRet said:
Quote:
Installed windows 8 onto 24gb SSD.


Why, in the name of FSM, would you consider doing that?
That 24GB SSD was meant to be a cache for the larger HDD. It is in no way large enough for a full Windows install.

How to fix? Have a set of the original Restore disks and install from that.
Failing that, get another set from the manufacturer.



So would i be able to change the ssd back to being a cache?

Didn't get a restore disk.
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