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Windows 7: Need Partition Advise after clone

22 Jun 2016   #1
DRG35

xp home 5.1.2600 service pack 3 build 2600 (32 bit)
 
 
Need Partition Advise after clone


After updating my old E510 from xp to w7 found that the 80gbdrive was too small and added a 250gb and cloned it using Aomei backupper 3.2.I wanted to move an unallocated partition into C: but the extend volume isgreyed out in the wizard. The following is stated on the two drives in my computermanagement. Disk 0 - basic 232.88gb online- (f) 55mb healthy primary partition -(c) 70.49 gb ntfs healthy(system boot, page file, active, crash dump, primarypartition) - (h) 3.95gb fat32 healthy (primary partition) - 158.39gbunallocated. Disk 1- basic 74.50gb on line - 55mb healthy (oem partition) (g)70.49gb ntfs healthy (active, primary partition) - 3.95gb healthy (primarypartition). I intend to format Disk 1 after I make sure the partition are incorrect order and I am able to loaded my other programs and files. The F-C-H has mewondering if things were cloned correctly or not, that is the advise I am for help with.



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22 Jun 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

A picture of Disk Management would help, but it sounds like you can't extend C because H is between C and the unallocated space.

Windows Disk Management isn't flexible enough to do that--it WOULD work if H wasn't in between.

You need something like Partition Wizard, which does not have that limitation.
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22 Jun 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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24 Jun 2016   #4
DRG35

xp home 5.1.2600 service pack 3 build 2600 (32 bit)
 
 

I have also found a Dell article - "How to partition a hard drive in w7 without formatting". I need something very easy to follow without having to make a lot of choices. I did run across the partition wizard referenced above. Hoping to correct the partitions on the Disk 0 only so I can continue bringing in my files and programs.

Just read the Dell article again, it is more related to adding a partition than correct the partitions that I have on my Disk 0.

here is the copy of my computer mgt. hope this is large enugh

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24 Jun 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You also need to post a shot of Disk Management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

And explain what it is you`d like to accomplish.
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24 Jun 2016   #6
ignatzatsonic

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To repeat:

You need Partition Wizard to add the unallocated 158 GB to C. That space is not a partition and it cannot be used until it is part of a partition.

It's the easiest and most reliable program out there that can do what you need.

Your other choice is to take the PC into a shop and pay them to have them do it.

If you are willing to delete H, you could add the 158 to C directly from Windows Disk Management, without using Partition Wizard. Maybe you can just move whatever is on H to some other partition and then and then delete H?

Problem is, you have very little free space on any partition, so you may have to put some of the stuff from H on C and some of it on G. Or use Partition Wizard.
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24 Jun 2016   #7
DRG35

xp home 5.1.2600 service pack 3 build 2600 (32 bit)
 
 

G: Is on the original hard drive that had xp and the upgrade to w7, the information there has not be played with. C: Disk 0 & G: Disk 1 have the same items g= 18 items c=19 items. C: on 0 is the same size as G on1.
Could I merge F & H together (fat to fat32) and then move them into C: or leave them as a partition? H: has 8 items, BAT,BIN, IMG,SRC1,SRC2,SRC3, SRC4,SRC5 file folders. F: has 72 items, from Dell file folder to video mdm file. I am trying to make sure that I do a good alignment of the partitions. I know that F has the Dellboot application on it.
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24 Jun 2016   #8
ignatzatsonic

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We seem to have trouble communicating.

Your first post implies that your problem is too free little space on C and that you would like to add the 158 GB unallocated space to C.

You've been told several times what application you need to do that.

Do you have some type of aversion to using that application?

F and H are so small that I'd just ignore them.

You should also confirm that you can boot the PC if disk 1 is completely disconnected.

If you can, then you don't need disk 1 and can reformat it if you want.
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24 Jun 2016   #9
DRG35

xp home 5.1.2600 service pack 3 build 2600 (32 bit)
 
 

No aversion, just being over careful. Your ignore F & H gives me the answer to my concerns. Thanks much for your help.
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24 Jun 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What are your plans for Disk 1 ???
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