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Windows 7: Need a new partition

27 Mar 2015   #1
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Need a new partition

I need the unallocated space to form another drive. And I supposedly have maximum no. of partitions.
I don't think converting to a dynamic disk is beneficial either.


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27 Mar 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

DO NOT convert the drive to a Dynamic Disk. Seeing as your C: drive is so small I would extend C: into the unallocated space otherwise you will soon run out room on there. You can segregate your files using folders, in this instance you don't want to be creating any more partitions. The only viable way of adding partitions to that system is by adding a second HDD.
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27 Mar 2015   #3
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
DO NOT convert the drive to a Dynamic Disk. Seeing as your C: drive is so small I would extend C: into the unallocated space otherwise you will soon run out room on there. You can segregate your files using folders, in this instance you don't want to be creating any more partitions. The only viable way of adding partitions to that system is by adding a second HDD.
So are you telling me THERE'S NO WAY I could make one more partition?
I myself took out that unallocated space from C drive cause my computer just crashed and i lost all my software and games in the C drive. It was 430 GB previously.
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27 Mar 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You can only have four partitions on a hard drive without becoming a Dynamic Disk, you already have four partitions. I would be more concerned as to why the PC crashed in the first placed and resolving the issue, creating another partition on that system will stop your system from booting.
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27 Mar 2015   #5
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Why can't I delete the first partition?
Or expand the Work partition?
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27 Mar 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

That's your System Reserved partition, that's placed there by Windows as it installs. If you really want to delete that partition I'd read through through this tutorial until you fully understand it, and read the tutorial linked at the bottom which you'll also need to fully understand.

System Reserved Partition - Delete

Again, I'd extend C: into the unallocated space (your C: drive is tiny) and figure out what your problem was that caused the crash. Segregate your files with folders, that really is the best way forward in my opinion. If you're afraid of losing software and games or whatever from your C: drive you should image regularly with Free Macrium Reflect

Imaging with free Macrium
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27 Mar 2015   #7
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

And I can't expand the Work partition (third one) because?
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27 Mar 2015   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uchiha View Post
Or expand the Work partition?
You can't expand the Work partition as there's nothing to expand into, you can only expand into space on the right of the partition you want to expand.
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27 Mar 2015   #9
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So, if backup all my data in that drive, and delete it; I can make a new partition combining the space of this and the unallocated space?
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27 Mar 2015   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

No, backing up let's you restore your system to the way it was prior to any crashes and/or loss of data. If you'd imaged before your crash you could boot into a WinPE environment (bootable media created through Macrium) and restore your image so your system would revert to how it was prior to the crash/data loss.

Extend your C: drive into the unallocated space so your setup is back to how it was previously. Reinstall all of your software and games etc onto the C: drive then make regular images you can revert to in case of any future crashes and/or data loss.
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