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Windows 7: HDD Un Allocated Space

18 Sep 2011   #1
shaju304

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
HDD Un Allocated Space

Hi. I installed windows 7 on C Drive. previously it was on drive D. After a fresh install, im unable to convert the un- allocated space to a usable drive.
Please check the screen shot. The HDD also contains a lot of un allocated free spaces.

Using Partition Wizard, i tried checking whethter the un allocated drive 48.89 gb contains errors. it found that it contains systems files of the previous windows installation. But My computer shows it as complete 48.89 Gb.





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18 Sep 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

This is Windows 7 and not eXPired. You don't need all of those small logical drives. In Windows 7, there are libraries and userprofile folders to help you organize your data.

Can't you simply add that space to the right of you C onto the C by extending the C?

Let me look back at your diskmanagment map again for further recommendations.
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18 Sep 2011   #3
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

That doesn't look like Unallocated Space. If it's free space you might have to delete it...
Partition or Volume - Delete

Then extend the C: partition.
Partition or Volume - Extend

If that doesn't work, you can try shrinking it.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
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18 Sep 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK.
The quickest thing is to get yourself an external USB drive of 300-500 GB in size.

Use RoboCopy commands to copy your d,e,and f over to the external drive.

As a safety measure, make a system image backup of C to the external drive using Windows Backup and Restore. That's just in case you goof.

Now whether you use Disk Management, DISKPART, or Partition Wizard your end objective is to merge all of the other space (but not C) into one and only one PRIMARY PARTITION.

Now I suggest you make that C about 60 GB in size.
The idea is that C will contain Win 7 and any programs you install.

The rest of the disk will be one Primary Partition where you will keep all of your pics, videos, music, etc.
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18 Sep 2011   #5
shaju304

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Guys. This is the latest Screenshot. 73 GB of free Space (in Green). The only option available when i right click the Green Space is New Simple Volume. However. The error is 'There is no enough space available to complete the operation'.

Forgive me for my ignorance.


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18 Sep 2011   #6
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There are three types of partitions: primary partitions, extended partitions and logical drives. A disk may contain up to four primary partitions (only one of which can be active), or three primary partitions and one extended partition. In the extended partition, the user can create logical drives (i.e. "simulate" several smaller-sized hard drives).

Merge space with C or E. What is unallocated at start of drive? On mine, it's the System Partition.

Partition or Volume - Extend

http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to...-installation/
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18 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

shaju,
We're telling you that you can't create anything until you merge some stuff together.

Be sure to read what Comp wrote.
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18 Sep 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaju304 View Post
Guys. This is the latest Screenshot. 73 GB of free Space (in Green). The only option available when i right click the Green Space is New Simple Volume. However. The error is 'There is no enough space available to complete the operation'.

Forgive me for my ignorance.
This space is still a partition. Are you sure that there is no "Delete Partition" when you right click on it to make it "unallocated". Only then you can do anything with that space.

Btw: the other posters are right. Your disk layout is a mess. There is no need to have all those little partitions. One big partition subdivided into folders is much more efficient.
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18 Sep 2011   #9
shaju304

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yup. The only option when i right click the 'Free Space is 'New simple Volume which eventually does not work;
And the un-allocated space
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18 Sep 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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