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Windows 7: Free space taking over HD

06 Jan 2010   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Free space taking over HD

So i have just done a Brand new clean install of Windows 7. I formatted my Hard drive, so that i could have a back up drive with Windows 7. I have left over space and tryed adding it to Windows 7 Partiton, but it wont let me, So i download Partition Wizard, to try and get windows to take the space but no luck.




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06 Jan 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

What have you tried? Resizing Win7 into the space with Partition Wizard? Did you Apply and have it reboot to do the resizing? Then what happened?

I've never seen Free Space before. Usually it's Unallocated space. Anyone know what it is and how to Resize a Win7 partition into Free space if it won't work with Partition WIzard?
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06 Jan 2010   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Can you format that green space in Disk Management by right clicking on it?

I think that is just unallocated space within an extended partition. The OP doesn't need an extended partition.
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Can you format that green space in Disk Management by right clicking on it?

I think that is just unallocated space within an extended partition. The OP doesn't need an extended partition.

I can create a new simple Volume with the light green space
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06 Jan 2010   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What have you tried? Resizing Win7 into the space with Partition Wizard? Did you Apply and have it reboot to do the resizing? Then what happened?

I've never seen Free Space before. Usually it's Unallocated space. Anyone know what it is and how to Resize a Win7 partition into Free space if it won't work with Partition WIzard?

I did what ever you told me to do be4 LOL
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06 Jan 2010   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do it, what can it hurt?

If you do, post a new picture.

Do you want to expand C into that space?
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06 Jan 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You might need to create new volume with the Free space in order to delete it.

I remember now: this was a smaller free space yesterday that Partition Wizard refused to include in your Win7 partition resizing, right?

How did it grow that big?

Does anyone know what this Free Space is about?
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06 Jan 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Do you mean to say you want to merge free space from one partition to another? I think it's best to use a partition tool like Parition Magic.

That said their is a shrink volume option in Disk Management. But i haven't tried it that way.
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06 Jan 2010   #9
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i used the recommend disk space that way says and i get an error message saying,
there is enough enough space on this disk to complete this operation
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06 Jan 2010   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The OP apparently made an extended partition with a logical drive for whatever reason. Then probably deleted the logical drive, leaving free space.
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