Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Why cant I shrink Drive C more than 16GB?

17 Jul 2012   #21
laungst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
#1 Did you create a Partition Wizard Bootable CD ?
#2 Did you read up on how to use it ? It`s very easy.
No, I didn't do anything with partition wizard other than what I said. Does it seem like anything is wrong from the screenshot I uploaded?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jul 2012   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If that 25GB partition is not needed, I would start out by first adding it to C: using Partition Wizard Bootable CD.

Do you own a blank cd ?

You could also, if you haven`t yet, install Partition Wizard 7 and use it from within windows, but I do not recommend doing it that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

Looks like you deleted your Recovery partition and created a new partition there without any letter.

If you want to add it to C then boot PW CD to delete it and Resize C into the space: Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

Then Resize C from the right to make a partition to install Win8 if you still plan to do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jul 2012   #24
laungst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your help everyone.

I just learned that my really really really old laptop can run the 32 bit version of windows 8. I never though it would, but it just meets the specs. So I figure it will be easier to just do it on there considering I never use it anymore and wont care if it gets wiped out.

With all my harddrive and partition issues, Im going to follow your directions and merge the 25GB into the main partition and be done with that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Why cant I shrink Drive C more than 16GB?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
pen drive shows only 2gb instead of 16gb!
weirdest think happened. i was using a software hddregenerator and i made a bootable usb pen drive using it . But after the software formatted the pen drive ,now the total space is shown as 1.91 GB instead of the original 14.8 GB. How do i bring my pen drive to its original size. Formatting again...
General Discussion
16Gb flash drive FAT32 or NTFS?
I'm going to use two 16Gb USB flash drives strictly for backing up data files and storing the drives alternately every month offsite. I will need to use the flash drives mainly in my Windows 7 machine, but I might need to access them with a Windows XP laptop. Should I format the flash drives...
General Discussion
16gb Flash Drive split for Mac AND Windows??
Hello all, I have a 16gb Patriot XT portable Flash Drive and was wondering if it is possible to have 8gb allotted for Windows and the other 8gb allotted for Mac. Thanks, Brady
Hardware & Devices
How long does it take to format a 16GB thumb drive?
I purchased a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer thumb drive yesterday. I decided to format this morning to get rid of the bloat on it, but I've been sitting here for a least 30 mins and it's still going. How long does this process usually take for 16GB thumb drive? :mad:
Hardware & Devices
Formatting 16Gb Flash Drive
What exactly is ReadyBoost, and do I need it? Also, I want to format the flash drive from FAT32 to NTFS. Apparently, the default allocation unit for NTFS is 4096 bytes. Do I accept this, or should I change it (see attached png)? And if I reformat from FAT32 to NTFS, will I be deleting the...
General Discussion
16Gb flash drive
I'm looking for a 16 Gb USB 2.0 flash drive. Any recommendations?
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App