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03 Sep 2009   #1

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Resizing system partition...


When I installed 7 I partitioned my HDD into 3 separate partitions (the one I was going to install 7 on I made 20GB, another 20GB one and the final partition to be the rest of the space)

Basically, Windows keeps complaining that there's not enough free space left in its partition, so I want to combine the partition windows is installed on and the other 20GB one (which is empty except for bootsqm.dat)

Can I just copy the bootsqm.dat file to the partition windows is installed on, format it and resize the windows 7 partition to make it 40GB?


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05 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise

In "Disk Management", you can just delete the empty partition. It will be shown as unallocated space behind the W7 partition. Then you can just extend the Windows 7 volume with that unallocated space by right clicking on the empty space and extend volume.

Before you restart/reboot, read the following link regarding boot recovery, if any:
System Recovery Options
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06 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thanks :) I just went ahead and did it anyway, and just hoped for the best.

All is good :)
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06 Sep 2009   #4

Win7 Build 7600 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foster View Post
Thanks :) I just went ahead and did it anyway, and just hoped for the best.

All is good :)
Thanks for posting back

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