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Windows 7: Installed Windows 7 64 Bit Lastnight but lost some of my hard drive

30 Mar 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I assume the data that was on D is now on C??

That looks OK. You can leave it like that if you want.

If you don't want to keep data on C, you could shrink C, which would create unallocated space to the right of C and then make a D from that unallocated space and move the data from C to D.

It's entirely personal preference.


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30 Mar 2012   #12
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 



Does this look OK?

D is now showing as a Primary partition? Is this OK? Ignore the fact D is showing as RAW because i have formatted it since

The only option io had with the unallocated space was to make it a Simple Volume
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30 Mar 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Yeah, that's fine. Good job.

If you tried to shrink C or D to make a 4th partition, you would probably get a warning about dynamic disks, because you would be going to more than 3 partitions. Avoid dynamic at all costs.

If you do want a 4th partition, you would have to make an "extended" partition like you had before with the green border. Those are fine too, but you don't need to go that route if you keep it to 3 or fewer.
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30 Mar 2012   #14
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Im happy with how it is now so i'll keep it like that

Thanks so much for your time and effort with this issue. What a great forum this is. Im glad i found it. Helpful people like you make it an excellent forum.

Thanks again
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30 Mar 2012   #15
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I just got back from class - glad to see you got it all worked out.
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31 Mar 2012   #16
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for your help also
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