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Windows 7: HDD Un Allocated Space

18 Sep 2011   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Here you go:
Go to an elevated command prompt and enter:
select disk 0
list partition
Now you look at that partition list and determine the numeral assigned to the partition you want delete.
As an example, I'm going to use partition3.
select partition 3
detail partition
--just to make sure you didn't goof
delete partition override

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19 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate
Partition Manager

Guys. Ive tried using partition manager professional edition. Almost all operations i try leads to operations pending on the left panel.

The free space shown in device manager is shown as 'UN--ALLOCATED' space in Partition manager.

Here is the screen shot as of now.
Recommendation since im a amateur wrt to computing. Apologies for the same.

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HDD Un Allocated Space-partition-wizard.png  
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19 Sep 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use Partition Wizard. We have a couple of tutorials.

Or use DiskPart.
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19 Sep 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate

@ karlsnooks

Tried the elevated command prompt.
I get the following error msg.

Kindly check the screen shot and comment

Mine is a 250 Gb HDD
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19 Sep 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate


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HDD Un Allocated Space-command-prompt.png  
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19 Sep 2011   #16

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Now use diskpart again, but this time
do a
list volume

And attach a snip of what you see.

Or did you know that you can use your mouse to select an area of the cmd screen and then hit the ENTER key. The area you highlighted will be copied to the clipboard. You can then use Ctrl + V to paste the clipboard into your next post.

Try it. You will get to where you like it for saving what's on the command console.
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