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Windows 7: Installed Windows 7 and I lost about 350GB hard disk space.

01 Dec 2012   #1
lolfire3000

Windows 8 x64 bit
 
 
Installed Windows 7 and I lost about 350GB hard disk space.

Hi guys,

So a few months ago I went into disk management in Windows Xp Pro and marked the HP Recovery partation as active and rebooted the laptop. It then started saying no operating system and so I downloaded Linux with a USB stick and was up and running again. I tried fixing it in there but that didn't I finally installed Windows 7 and this is the part where I noticed I lost so much hard disk space. Can someone please help me or will I need to replace this.


P.S The hard drive now has only 11.9 GB and 1.20 free space. I have also deleted some non-windows partitions but am not sure if I deleted some hard drive space to since in disk management it shows 137.04 free space... really weird so please help.




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01 Dec 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

It would help if you would post a screenshot of your Disk Management. Use the Snipping Tool to do this. Follow this tutorial. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums Be sure and expand the columns so we can read all of the print before you do the Snip.
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01 Dec 2012   #3
lolfire3000

Windows 8 x64 bit
 
 

I updated the post
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01 Dec 2012   #4
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can delete that partition and then extend your primary partition to use it up. That will reclaim the space.
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01 Dec 2012   #5
lolfire3000

Windows 8 x64 bit
 
 

Ok I undestand now thanks
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01 Dec 2012   #6
lolfire3000

Windows 8 x64 bit
 
 

Yes it worked thanks
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01 Dec 2012   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lolfire3000 View Post
Yes it worked thanks

The above post seems as if that solved your problem. I thought you lost 350 GB of space with the installation?
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01 Dec 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Really , how can you loose 350 gigs with a 149 gig drive

Post a final shot of disk mgt.
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01 Dec 2012   #9
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Great to hear it worked out OK for you, lolfire.
Bigmck, they had followed up with another post that includes a screen shot of their Disk Management display, which showed the missing space to actually be 137Gb (and didn't update the thread title).
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01 Dec 2012   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
Great to hear it worked out OK for you, lolfire.
Bigmck, they had followed up with another post that includes a screen shot of their Disk Management display, which showed the missing space to actually be 137Gb (and didn't update the thread title).
OK, Thanks.
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