|12 Jul 2010||#1|
HDD / Partition / Volume question
I got my system built and while I waited for my Windows7 order to come in I loaded a XP Pro build and Ubuntu. Apparently when I did this I partitioned the 1TB drive approximately in half, and didn't know what to pick when I loaded Windows7 over the whole thing.
This is what I ended up with (attached picture), and cannot figure out how to allocate that extra "free space" back to my main parition.
Thanks in advance for your input folks!
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|12 Jul 2010||#2|
You can allocate that "free space" into it's own partition or back into your main partition using any partition management software.
My favorite is Partition Wizard.
Partition Wizard Home Edition (FREE)
You should always backup your information/hard drive before peforming any hard drive maintenance/partitioning, even if you're simply shrinking or expanding a volume.
The process shouldn't hurt the data that's already on the hard drive, but you never know what'll happen so back up if you can.
How to resize your partition:
How to create a new partition out of the free space
If you need a alternative to the traditional Windows Backup / System Imaging utility, I suggest that you try out Macrium Reflect Free Edition. It will allow you to create a carbon copy (image) of any drive and store that copy on an external drive. Once you've done this you must create a Linux Live CD through the software which allows you to boot via this media and then restore any partition of the required size to that image's original state.
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