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Windows 7: Confused!!!

14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Confused!!!

first of all i was not sure where to put this thing so i just created a new thread(dont mind).
ok so i was just playing around.
i created a "system image" from the control panel and gave the backup location as F: on my hard disk.
later on i opened the windows disk management and "attached a vhd" by browsing to that image i created earlier. now i could see another partition of 70GB in "My Computer". it was just the same as my C: ( c: was of 70GB when i created the image, later on i created the recovery partition too, from it)
anyways then in the disk management i selected "delete volume" and deleted that new partition,then that new partition disappeared. then in the disk mgt i right clicked on the "70GB" unallocated space and created a new partition. the new partition was back again. i basically have three partitions -C:,F: and one RECOVERY partition. the sum total of these three is 465GB which is the actual capacity of my 500GB disk. so i am wondering that how am i able to use that "new 70GB" partition(i stored a video of like 400MB in it, just to check)??? where the hell is that 70GB space coming from?? i have uploaded a screenshot.
this isn't a problem for me of course but i want to understanding cause what i am seeing is obviously IMPOSSIBLE.
sorry for boring you with this LONG post, but pls answer me!!




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14 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Your post is confusing. Is this a correct summation:

1: You have only 1 drive in your system and it is a 500 GB drive, of which 465 GB is usable.

2: You are wondering why you have 2 drives shown in that screen shot, totaling over 500 GB.

Is that what you mean?

Post a picture of what you see in Windows Disk Management, rather than EaseUS.
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14 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Your post is confusing. Is this a correct summation:

1: You have only 1 drive in your system and it is a 500 GB drive, of which 465 GB is usable.

2: You are wondering why you have 2 drives shown in that screen shot, totaling over 500 GB.

Is that what you mean?

Post a picture of what you see in Windows Disk Management, rather than EaseUS.
yes that's what im saying. i have only one 500GB disk. then how come the 70GB space is available in ADDITION to 465GB?
and i just got my answer i guess. i just restarted my computer and that EXTRA 70GB is found no where , not even in the windows disk utility. i guess it was being showed temporarily, as i restarted everything got normal.

thanks for answering and sorry for bothering with such a stupid thing
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14 Feb 2012   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

(500GB decimal = 465BG binary if the difference bothers you)
It sounds like you are editing the mounted image???? If so why are you doing this?
If you do this and save it/detach the image you will have affected your system image. You don't want to do this.
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15 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
(500GB decimal = 465BG binary if the difference bothers you)
It sounds like you are editing the mounted image???? If so why are you doing this?
If you do this and save it/detach the image you will have affected your system image. You don't want to do this.
my confusion is already cleared now but i'd like to tell you that in a hard disk of 500GB capacity, you get to use 465GB only.
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15 Feb 2012   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by c4cyro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
(500GB decimal = 465BG binary if the difference bothers you)
It sounds like you are editing the mounted image???? If so why are you doing this?
If you do this and save it/detach the image you will have affected your system image. You don't want to do this.
my confusion is already cleared now but i'd like to tell you that in a hard disk of 500GB capacity, you get to use 465GB only.
You have the full capacity at your disposal. When HDD manufacturers say 500GB they will say on the box
"one GB = one billion bytes"
in binary/computer capacity 1kB = 1024 bytes.
500 approx = 465x1024x1024x1024

There is no cheating going on - it's just the way it's done.
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