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Windows 7: How To Extend HD

18 Jul 2009   #1

Windows XP SP2
How To Extend HD

Guys, when i installed windows 7, i made a partition of 40GB. I fear this will be swallowed up very soon as i download near enough eveything i find within the forum. I have 2 internal HD, both 149GB. When i installed Win 7 i seem to have lost the other HD that has XP on it! It does not show up in My Computer! The other 109GB on the same HD as the 40GB Partitoin is doing nothing. Can i link it to the Win 7 Partiotion so when the win7 one fills up it links to the other 109gb?

Also, how can i go about linking my other internal HD up? Where has it gone? LOL,


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18 Jul 2009   #2

Win7 Build 7600 x86

goto startmenu,

rightclick on Computer, chose manage.

In the management console on the left pane chose disks management.

wait a few secs until disks show,

look for the missing drive,

If it is recognized it's there but without a drive letter.

Right click on the drive, select add drive letter,

chose a drive letter and click ok.

You're done.
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18 Jul 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Hi Nick, you can extend the 109GB partition to your existing 40 GB partition which contains windows 7 by following this tutorial.

About your 2nd HDD, you said that it was lost when you installed windows 7. Right? Open Device manager, and expand disk drives to see if its listed there.

Let me know what shows up.
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18 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

I don't recommending extending your HD over multiple drives within Windows, especially if you plan on downloading massive files.

What you are doing is striping the data across 1 volume that is only recognizable in Windows.

What I would do, is once you initialize these drives (in the disk management sections) redirect your documents/downloads/pictures to these drives.

That way when you rebuild your machine, you don't lose all of your data. Keep your C:\driove for Windows 7 and applications only, since it is only 40gb. Use your other drives as a storage location.

This will save you from many headaches in the future if your installation goes sour, or if you want to rebuild your machine really quick,
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