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Windows 7: Complete newbie question

21 Aug 2010   #11
happujd

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Some people believe in partitioning. I believe it's a waste of time in many cases though. What you can do in Windows 7 (assuming there isn't anything important on Drive D, go to Computer Management (Go to Start --> Right-Click on Computer, Click on Manage). After that, click on Disk Management, then look for where partition D:, assuming it's all on one drive, right-click on the D: partition, and hit "Delete Volume". Then to use that dead space, you can right click on the C: partition and hit "Extend Volume" and extend it to the maximum space and you should have full use of everything on the C: drive.
I've deleted volume D, so now have OS C: and a large block of free space, however the option to extend volume is greyed out and I can't select it...

Do I need to rename the C drive?


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21 Aug 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I thought this would happen. Use method two of this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Extend
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21 Aug 2010   #13
happujd

Windows 7
 
 

I can follow the guide until step 7/8, but when attempting either i receive an error message "there is not enough usable free space on specified disk to extend the volume" on step 7, or if i manually type a size i get "virtual disk service error: there is not enough usable space for this operation."
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21 Aug 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonesyboyuk View Post
I can follow the guide until step 7/8, but when attempting either i receive an error message "there is not enough usable free space on specified disk to extend the volume" on step 7, or if i manually type a size i get "virtual disk service error: there is not enough usable space for this operation."
Can you post a screen shot of disk management? I think you might need to delete the free space and make it unallocated space instead.

~Lordbob
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21 Aug 2010   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you look at this other tutorial ?

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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21 Aug 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

welcome to SevenForums.

To be 100% certain of giving you the correct advice, we need the output of Disk Management.

You need to:
  1. Run Disk Management
  2. Maximize the display you see.
  3. Make a snippet using the Snipping Tool
  4. Attach that snippet ( a PNG file) to your next post.
WIN key is the one with the wavy flag on it.

WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER key
Maximize the display
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER key
Attach to your next post.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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21 Aug 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jonesyboyuk, welcome to Seven Forums!





If you have questions about how to post a snip/screen-shot have a look at the tutorial at the link below; so you can post a snip of Disk Management so we can see what you have going on.


How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums
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21 Aug 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Jonesyboyuk,

Help us by completing your system specs:

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HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.

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21 Aug 2010   #19
happujd

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Can you post a screen shot of disk management? I think you might need to delete the free space and make it unallocated space instead.

~Lordbob
Thanks for all your help. This solved my problem. Deleted the space , then right clicked and expanded volume.
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21 Aug 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, glad you got it sorted; thanks for the update.
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