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Windows 7: Unallocated 25GB on new SSD; Want to emerge/use it

01 Jun 2015   #1
SharpGeico

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Unallocated 25GB on new SSD; Want to merge/use it

I recently installed a new SSD and cloned the partition with the OS from my old HDD to the SSD. I used Macrium Reflect to migrate the partition however, the SSD somehow reserved 25GB by itself. The options I have for the partition is "delete volume" or "new simple volume" in Computer Management. What should I do? Does using the delete option in computer management allow me to merge the 25GB with the rest of my SSD?


Additional information:
I don't know whether this is relevant but my computer's brand is Asus and it came with a built-in recovery partition which is also 25GB. I don't know whether the migration process reserved space for that.

The SSD is a OCZ ARC 100 Series 240 GB.

Thank you for reading this!




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01 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My experience with Macrium is minimal, however it seems the space was reserved for recovery partition. If you do not want this space for recovery, then you can use Partition Wizard free bootable media to "Move/Resize" C into unallocated. Disk Management can't extend to unallocated to the left side.
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02 Jun 2015   #3
SharpGeico

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The Partition Wizard free bootable media allowed me to "take" the 25GB but it messed up the windows boot. Anyways, I should have created an image before doing this. I had to reformat and re-partition the whole ssd through Partition Wizard free bootable media. I copied the recovery partition onto the ssd and did a factory reset. I'm not butt hurt but it did give me an heart attack fixing the boot. Good thing I had all my documents on a second HDD.

Thanks for the help tho.
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02 Jun 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All you had to do was add the space to C by using the slider, you must have done something else to mess up windows.
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03 Jun 2015   #5
SharpGeico

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
All you had to do was add the space to C by using the slider, you must have done something else to mess up windows.
Looks like I messed something up when I did it the first time. I did it again and it worked. The steps were the same lol. Of course, I imaged the partition with windows on it before I went ahead! Thanks for all the info everyone!
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03 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Accidents do happen, glad you sorted it.
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