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Windows 7: Complete newbie question

21 Aug 2010   #21
DocBrown

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

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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.

Another satisfied New Member


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21 Aug 2010   #22
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonesyboyuk View Post
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.
Awesome! That was just a guess, but thank you for confirming that!

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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.

Another satisfied New Member
Indeed, all in a day's work!

~Lordbob
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21 Aug 2010   #23
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to see my friends got you sorted. I'm also happy to see how fast the calvary arrives.
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22 Aug 2010   #24
happujd

Windows 7
 
 

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Glad to see my friends got you sorted. I'm also happy to see how fast the calvary arrives.
Me too! Thanks again.
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22 Aug 2010   #25
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

I think he had an Extended Partition with a drive letter.
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23 Aug 2010   #26
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Better not merge the partitions. It is always safer to have at least two partitions. On C You can leave the space for documents and program files. On D put all Your photos , music, videos, downloads and installation files. In that way when something gone bad You can preinstall the OS and it will affect only C drive and all Your stuff will be safe.
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23 Aug 2010   #27
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Better not merge the partitions. It is always safer to have at least two partitions. On C You can leave the space for documents and program files. On D put all Your photos , music, videos, downloads and installation files. In that way when something gone bad You can preinstall the OS and it will affect only C drive and all Your stuff will be safe.
I think it's better to make scheduled backups, like me. Every night my stuff and my wife stuff are backed up to another hdd and to an external hdd. So I have: one running copy, an internal hdd copy and an external copy.
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23 Aug 2010   #28
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Better not merge the partitions. It is always safer to have at least two partitions. On C You can leave the space for documents and program files. On D put all Your photos , music, videos, downloads and installation files. In that way when something gone bad You can preinstall the OS and it will affect only C drive and all Your stuff will be safe.
problem with this method is when the hard drive dies it dosent matter how many partitions you have, now days just get an external hard drive and copy ur stuff to that.

EDIT: or a usb stick, or memory card!
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23 Aug 2010   #29
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Better not merge the partitions. It is always safer to have at least two partitions. On C You can leave the space for documents and program files. On D put all Your photos , music, videos, downloads and installation files. In that way when something gone bad You can preinstall the OS and it will affect only C drive and all Your stuff will be safe.
problem with this method is when the hard drive dies it dosent matter how many partitions you have, now days just get an external hard drive and copy ur stuff to that.

EDIT: or a usb stick, or memory card!
Exactly. I make backups for this.
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26 Aug 2010   #30
kah22

windows 7 home
 
 

Hi Guys, first time here, and good morning from Ireland.


Anyway I'm asking basically the same question as the OP about expanding the C: Drive and like the original poster I'm not that keyed into Windows 7


Here's my setup
100 MB healthy (oem partition)
Recovery 9.77 GB NTFS (Healthy System Active Primary Partition
OS C: 58.58 GB NTFS
D 397.30 GB NYFS


All my programs are installed on the C Drive and already 25.6 GB of the original 58.5 has been used up with everything that was pre-installed and the few programs I've added since then.


I've already saved quite a bit of material to my D; Drive, but nothing that couldn't be safely transferred to an external hard drive.


From reading other forums the general advice seems to be to leave C alone. But I'm concerned that that space will rapidly be used up if I install some of the space demanding programs on the market today, like Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I'd be installing programs to C and saving to D.


So the question is this: is it wise to shrink the D drive and expand the C drive by say 50 GB or am I been overly concerned about nothing maybe I have more than enough space for program installation?


I'd appreciate some feedback


Its a Dell Inspirion Laptop with 4GB Ram memory, with i5 processor.
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