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Windows 7: 11.5 GB unallocated

17 May 2011   #1
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 
11.5 GB unallocated

I deleted my factory image which was 11.5 GB by using disk management. When I click computer on my desk top it on shows C and the D partition is gone. When you right click computer and click manage then disk management the drive is in two parts. The first part is 584 GB and the second part is 11.5 GB.The first part is blue bar on top and the 11.5 part has a black bar on top. How do I bring the 11.5 part into the other big part and make one solid primary partition. I hope this makes sense.


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17 May 2011   #2
TCG

 
 

From the disk management window that you are already in, you should be able to right click on the portion of the drive that is allocated(the 584gb partition), and choose "Extend Volume". Clicking Next through the wizard that pops up will by default expand the selected partition to the maximum allowable space.

That should be it
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17 May 2011   #3
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

That did it TCG, Thank you for that information, learn something new everyday. Have a great day
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17 May 2011   #4
TCG

 
 

You too! glad to be of help
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17 May 2011   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TCG awesome info, I didnt know Win7 had this feature built in, I used to have to get Partition Magic for that sort of thing. you know since FDisk got out dated...
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17 May 2011   #6
TCG

 
 

Glad I could help. All that this is actually doing is wrapping a GUI around the "Diskpart" command line utility, which is built into Windows. Nice stuff, don't even need to reboot to resize your OS drive anymore
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17 May 2011   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That came in with Vista.

It only allows shrink/extend from/to the left , tho.
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17 May 2011   #8
TCG

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That came in with Vista.

It only allows shrink/extend from/to the left , tho.
Tru
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17 May 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
TCG awesome info, I didnt know Win7 had this feature built in, I used to have to get Partition Magic for that sort of thing. you know since FDisk got out dated...

Have a look at this boot disk for that stuff now as the one you mention is out-of-date with Windows 7 and is causing some serious issues now when used.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD


Here's a useful tutorial.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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17 May 2011   #10
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks BFK. I have a few modern boot disks with that kind of tool on it, I just havent had to use one since XP.
I tend to backup to external then full format (deleting any wasteful partitions) at the first OS installation on any system so this negates the need for such tools.
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