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Windows 7: How do I recover an unallocated partition?

30 Apr 2010   #1
kittyhawk63

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How do I recover an unallocated partition? -Resolved

Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


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30 Apr 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63 View Post
Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.
This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken
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30 Apr 2010   #3
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

Hi
Right click on the C:\hp in disk manager in the drop down menu select extend C:\ then you should be good to go , it will take up the exrta space!
Good Luck
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30 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on "unallocated" in Disk Management and see whether it gives you the option to further delete. Then right click on C > Extend partition.

LOL, looks like I was the slowpoke.
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30 Apr 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You cannot delete Unallocated space as it is empty deleted space already.

As suggested, in Disk Mgmt. rightclick C: to Extend it into the unallocated space.

Or....You could at this point decide to keep your files on a Data partition which you make there. This way if you lose your OS again, you have your files kept safe in their own partition until you repair or reinstall C:

Here is how to link a User file to another partition location: User Folders - Change Default Location
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30 Apr 2010   #6
kittyhawk63

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63 View Post
Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken
Is the delete handled by Paragon disk suite? Do I need a drive leter on the unallocated partition. BTW, thank you for your quick reply.

Edit: It was for a 32 bit computer, I have a 64 bit. I just remembered, I installed Partition Wizard yesterday. I haven't used it yet. I will try and see if I am able to figure it out, and if not, I will be back for help.
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30 Apr 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If its already unallocated, it has already been deleted.

You can add that space to the neiboring partition, or create a new partition.

Some Imaging software can use a partition with no drive letter as backup space. It will be hidden from the OS however.
If you intend to use the partition for DATA, you will need a drive letter so the OS can use it.
You will have the option to assign a drive letter or no letter when you create the partition in disk management.
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30 Apr 2010   #8
kittyhawk63

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, I try to delete the unallocated partition but "delete" is ghosted. Do I need to do something with the partition before I can delete it? Here is another view of the partitions insice Partition Wizard.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1831

Sorry Wishmaster, I didn't see your post. I would like for c: to have the GB. How do I move the unallocated GB over to the c: partition using Partition Wizard?
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30 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What happens when you right click on C and "Extend Partition"
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30 Apr 2010   #10
kittyhawk63

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What happens when you right click on C and "Extend Partition"
I've not tried that. Maybe you have solved the problem. I am so new to this that I am a tolal nerd. Let me go and see if I can recover using your suggestion.
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