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Windows 7: problem with partitioning

11 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
problem with partitioning

Hey guys i just put a fresh instal of windows 7 on my friends computer and ran into a weird problem, his computer is in two partitions, one 12gig one, 117gig. When 7 installed it installed on the 12gig partion. So i went into partition settings and tried to expand C: (12gig one with 7 installed) and it didnt give me an option to expand. So i took d and cut it down to only 20gig, so now there is 100gig of unallocated space. I then tried to expand but the option is still greyed out. What can I do about this?


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11 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds as though it installed to the recovery partition.

Was it a recovery disc you used or a Windows 7 DVD?

Also, it helps if you give us the computer specs and which manufacturer the computer came from as their support pages are usually pretty helpful too.

Did you try and create a new partition on the unallocated space?
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11 May 2011   #3

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you may follow the tutorial Partition or Volume - Extend .

Partition Wizard Bootable CD is also a good utility that you may use .

EDIT : Better you attach a full screen snipshot of your disk management window , so that the situation could be understood in a better way.
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11 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

yeah i can work with the unallocated partion, i just cant ad it to the c. is there a way to change it so the recovery partion is the other part. Im using an hp dv6
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11 May 2011   #5
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As Arc said, we need a picture of your Disk Management to give you good advice.
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