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24 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium will not show other hard disk drives &partition

Hey there 7 forums!

I've just graduated from the Vista Forums (Thank god) with my purchase of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

So far, it's great; there is one little problem though:

Upon installation, i created a 50gb partition on my 500gb drive (Drive C: )

So, when I'm on my computer, it only shows one hard drive, drive C:, and with a maximum capacity of 50gb. However, i also have a 750gb hard drive, and the rest of the space on the 500.

I've looked into it, and its simply the "missing drive letter and paths" issue, and that's easy to fix. However, Diskmgmt.msc doesn't give me the option to do anything to the remaining 450gb from my primary drive.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you.


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24 Jan 2012   #2

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please post a full blown picture of diskmanagement (diskmgmt.msc)
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24 Jan 2012   #3

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I'd at least consider expanding that C to a bit more than 50, but yeah, post a screenshot.
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24 Jan 2012   #4
whs
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If C: is the only partition you defined on this drive, then that is all you will see in Computer. The sceenshot will clarify.
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24 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Here you are, hope this helps:

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24 Jan 2012   #6

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You can't highlight that 415 GB unallocated space and make a partition?
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24 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Would creating a new partition be done with "New simple volume"? And when it asks to format that section, I should accept it correct? I have nothing else on the drive.
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24 Jan 2012   #8

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Yes--new simple volume.

If you want to make C a bit larger, now is the time to do it--before you make the new partition.

Yes--accept the offer to format.
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24 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

I looked into what size partition I should create before installing windows 7, and most suggested around 60gb. I don't install many programs, and the ones that I do, namely games, have their files kept on my secondary disk. Should I create a new partition that is around 350gb, so that I can have a sort of, un-partitioned "pocket" that i can use if i ever need to extend either partition?
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24 Jan 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have a few problems:

1. Partitions C: and E: should show in Computer - do they??

2. Your bootmgr landed on Disk0 and not on C:. You should move that to C: - see this tutorial: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

3. With all this unallocated space you can make addl. simple partitions. Just right click on the unallocated space and you will see.

4. On Disk0 you have a partition but no drive letter. Right click on that and allocate a letter. But only after you moved the bootmgr to C:.
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