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Maltesespace

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Awesome. Cheers :geek:
 

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enus234

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wait what about keyboard Fn keys driver?
 

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Maltesespace

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Unfortunately there isn't a driver for that. Those either work or don't work depending on the laptop. For me I use Dell laptops and my function keys work in Windows 7. There might be a setting in the UEFI firmware for it. (There is on my Dell laptops)
 

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enus234

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What is it called?
 

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HankS

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I would like have Windows 7 in separate partition, but reading through this thread has me all confused. I have a full install 64bit Windows 7 disk with a license key. I've never partitioned an active drive before and would like to get this done in a way not to void the warranties on this relatively new system

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Hank Sundermeyer
Newark, DE

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Windows 8.1 64bit
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5
 

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KYHI

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Hello HankS and welcome to the forums..

First go into control panel > recovery > create a recovery drive.. This will write the factory recovery images to a USB stick,, Save it for just in case you ever need it to restore your system back to factory setup..

then you are going to need to shrink your C drive by about 60GB / 100GB to make room for windows 7
then you create a partition in the free space you just created above, then install windows 7

You will not void any warranties by installing another OS or any software..
then install
 

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HankS

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Thank you, kyhi. Will be making an image of the volume C and a USB recovery drive just in case.

Hank Sundermeyer
Newark, DE
 

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enus234

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I want to increase my windows E: partition storage from C: partition (windows 8.1)

how to do it?
 

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enus234

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i have created apartition with this program but how can I extend it?
 

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KYHI

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you have to shrink the partition next to E and then drag the E partition out to fill the space

|------ C ------|------ D ------|------ E ------|
|------ C ------|---- D ----|-------- E --------|
 

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enus234

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I tried to merge unallocated space with E: partition and it failed to assign drive letter so i tried to extend the E: partition from disk managment and it Worked!!!


thank you
 
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enus234

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another annoying problem

when I boot to desktop the ram usage get higher and the physical memory get to 90%
 

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Maltesespace

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^^Under Windows 8.1, Windows 7 , or both?

Does the problem stop after a while, say 5-10 mins the usage goes down to normal?

Under Windows 8.1:

Go to Charms--->Settings--->PC Info, post screenshot
Go to task manager (Ctl+Alt+Del) -> startup tab, post screenshot
Go to msconfig --> Services tab ---> Check "Hide all Microsoft services" -> post screenshot

Under Windows 7:
Right click "Computer" from start menu, select properties, post screenshot
Go to msconfig --> startup tab , post screenshot
Go to msconfig --> Services tab, check off "Hide all Microsoft services", post screenshot.

If you could do all of the above I can try and help you out.
 

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enus234

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in Windows 7

yes it go away after waiting for 10 minutes
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by the way how can I download Samsung Settings
 

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Maltesespace

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Can you do this under 8.1 as well please and include the startup screen of task manager under 8.1 and startup screen of msconfig under Windows 7? It doesn't look like the services are causing any issues, so maybe the startup is the culprit.

For Samsung Settings, try downloading this and finding the option to install Samsung Easy Settings for Windows 7.
 

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enus234

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thank you for Samsung Settings it solved my problem with Fn keys now all keys are working properly

I will give you the screenshots after 3 weeks of experiencing HELL (studying for final exams)
 

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Maltesespace

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thank you for Samsung Settings it solved my problem with Fn keys now all keys are working properly

I will give you the screenshots after 3 weeks of experiencing HELL (studying for final exams)
No problem :) Glad it helped.

Ugh. I know where you're coming from. That time of year where I am too, i'm a student as well. I hate school.
Take your time.
 

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enus234

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FINALLY I finished the hell (school) wooooooo-hoooooo

I have recovered the windows 8 because it wont boot (I don't care about my data they are useless anyway LOL)

I've also deleted windows 7 and I will install it again

(the reason why ive choosed to install versions below windows 8 is windows 8 is very laggy)
 
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Maltesespace

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FINALLY I finished the hell (school) wooooooo-hoooooo

I have recovered the windows 8 because it wont boot (I don't care about my data they are useless anyway LOL)

I've also deleted windows 7 and I will install it again

(the reason why ive choosed to install versions below windows 8 is windows 8 is very laggy)
Yay!!!! I hate school too. 9 more class days for me, then 3 exams (2h each) and i'm home free. Plus, 27 days today and i'll be on a plane back home (Malta) for a visit.
Hope the reinstall goes well.
 

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