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Windows 7: Partition REALLY Won't Show Up


20 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There's a Move/Resize. However, I believe that would reformat the whole C drive if I understand it correctly.

P.S. I have free disk space just not the partition and there's no room whatsoever for a partition to be created. I don't know why, there just isn't.

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20 Jul 2012   #12

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Look at the above link. It's for the bootable version, which you may or may not be using.

I would expect a move/resize command to do exactly that--move or resize.

I wouldn't expect PW to format anything unless asked to do so.
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20 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't want to reformat the whole drive I just want to partition a section of it for the other OS I want to boot.
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20 Jul 2012   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Icyl View Post
I don't want to reformat the whole drive I just want to partition a section of it for the other OS I want to boot.
I understand that.

I don't understand why you think a move/resize command would format anything.
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20 Jul 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I clearly don't know how to create a new partition with the wizard. But I do know this. I have ABSOLUTELY NO SPACE for a new partition, I just don't. I don't understand it. This is shown in the images.


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20 Jul 2012   #16

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Your C partition currently covers the entire drive.

You will never have space for a new partition until and unless you resize an existing partition----C.

What is hard to understand?

Did you look at the instructions in the link in post 12?
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20 Jul 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't understand how to resize the C drive to a smaller size.
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20 Jul 2012   #18

Mac OS X 10.8/Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

How large is your hard drive?
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20 Jul 2012   #19

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Go to that partition move/resize menu.

What are the choices in that menu?

You need to reduce the size of C. You should be able to reduce it by circa 140 plus GB.

It's a well-designed intuitive program that you should be able to navigate with highlighting and right clicks.

Have you looked at the help file in PW?
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20 Jul 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think I need about 50 GB of space partitioned for the second operating system. The images in post 15 are the options to move/resize. I still don't know how to resize the C drive to make it use a smaller amount.
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