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Windows 7: unalocated disk space after install.

08 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
unalocated disk space after install.

So I installed 7RC as main OS.
But i had to delete Vista and 7Beta whitch I had in a small partition, now that partition shows as unallocated.
How can I make it be part of the C drive again?


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08 May 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Depends where the unallocated space is - is it on the Left in the Disk Management window?

If you post a screenshot of Disk Management, it would help.
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08 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Is it the whole of that drive? Theres no other partitions, just that one?

If so then select that partition in the windows 7 installer and the installer will set up the partition and format it for you.
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08 May 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Depends where the unallocated space is - is it on the Left in the Disk Management window?

If you post a screenshot of Disk Management, it would help.
Here...

unalocated disk space after install.-unallocateddisk.png


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08 May 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You need a 3rd party partitioner to move the unallocated space to the left of the Recovery partition before including it in C.

Normally, I wouldn't suggest doing that as it might make it difficult to access the recovery partition in the normal way - if you ever need to.

Was the recovery partition always where it is now?
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08 May 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rosco,

You might see if you are able to use METHOD TWO with step 6 in this tutorial to extend the C: drive into all of that unallocated space.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

See i cant extend the C volume, cus the recovery is on the way...

And yes... the partition that is unallocated was created by me....before there was just C: and the recovery, but I made the partition to install 7 beta. =(
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08 May 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are desperate to incorporate that unallocated space - first move it to the right of C i.e. to the left of the recovery partition- you could use either of these two bootable apps:

The one linked near the top of this tutorial:

Dual Boot using free partitioning software - Vista Forums

OR Gparted SourceForge.net: GParted: Files


Then use 7 Disk Management to extend C to incorporate the unallocated space.
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