Hello to the W7F community! I learned of your website when I found this tutorial. YouTube - How to Clean Install Windows 7 (Part 1 of 2)
Thanks very much for that.
So I installed Win 7 and everything went fine. After it was installed though, I noticed something strange. When I go into My Computer and click on the hard drive icon, it tells me that I have 235 GB available out of 298 GB.
The Windows files are about 13 GB. The program files are about 1 GB. There's an Acer file that is about 1 GB, and some various folders that might equal 1 GB max. There's nothing to speak of in Documents or Downloads, only a few MB. There's less than 20 GB total used on the disk. So that leaves approximately 40 GB that are unaccounted for.
I went into the Disk Managementsectionto find out if there was a partition there, but it doesn't show any. It just shows the primary disk (Disk 0 with 298 GB) and the DVD drive (CD Drive 0). I also read up on your thread here. Partition or Volume - Delete
I also checked this before I did the installation because I wanted to make sure that there wasn't a partition there to begin with. It was the same.
So if I don't have a partition, I have no idea where these missing GB could be. It's probably just something that I'm just not realizing, or overlooking, but I'd like to be able to use those GBs in the future. I also want to make sure that all the previous information is off this computer.
This is an Acer laptop. 298 GB. 3 GB memory. AMD Athlon 64x2 Processor. I'm using Win 7 Professional.
Can somebody tell me why this is, or where these missing GB could be? Thanks in advance.