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Windows 7: Must be a simple fix right??.....

02 Jan 2010   #1
Nerp Angel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Must be a simple fix right??.....

Can someone tell me how to turn that green "free space" into unallocated space?

Here's a picture of it!!
What to DO?! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
If that doesn't work I uploaded a picture to this thread!

What i'm trying to do is re-combine all of my separate sections of my hard drive back into one giant one. But i've split it up so many times installing linux and the windows 7 beta I'm stuck on how to put it all back together.

thanks




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02 Jan 2010   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Nerp Angel,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Rt. click on the free space and select delete partition.

Just for your info: A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

Gary
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02 Jan 2010   #3
Nerp Angel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sorry, forgot to mention. This pops up when I try to delete the partition.


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02 Jan 2010   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That looks like an extended partition (in green).

If you can't simply expand C with a right click in Disk Management, you may have to use third party tools like Easeus or Paragon.
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02 Jan 2010   #5
derekimo

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03 Jan 2010   #6
Nerp Angel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys! Partition Wizard did it! Or so I think it would've... Because I have a new problem...

I know this is bad but it happened.. When i was partitioning my drive back to a full hard drive, I must have got to about 98 or 99% when all of a sudden my laptop battery died. Oh yes.. I was pissed. I THOUGHT I PLUGGED IT IN!! So anyways I try to restart my computer and it tells me "No operating system installed". So I figure I'll just reinstall windows 7 back to m computer and just go from there right? Um no... I start to install and I get all the way to the part where it asks for my product key. I enter it EXACTLY like it is on the sticker and it says it's invalid now. invalid?! Did I mess up my laptop here? Or is it "invalid" now because I had already used it 20 mins before to install windows 7 to my laptop before using that partition wizard? Do I need to call some support hotline? Thanks.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nerp Angel View Post
I enter it EXACTLY like it is on the sticker and it says it's invalid now. invalid?! Did I mess up my laptop here? Or is it "invalid" now because I had already used it 20 mins before to install windows 7 to my laptop before using that partition wizard? Do I need to call some support hotline? Thanks.
Try this.
When it asks you product key leave it empty.
It should still go on installing and when you are on windows try activating it.
There it will ask for product key one more time.
but this time it will give more detailed error massage.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
Nerp Angel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Oh that's right!! I totally forgot to do that! I'll try and report back with success or failure
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03 Jan 2010   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nerp Angel View Post
Oh that's right!! I totally forgot to do that! I'll try and report back with success or failure
Chances are extremely high that your hard drive is now too corrupt to work properly. I will be very surprised if you haven't lost everything on the drive. You will probably have to format and start from scratch.
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