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Windows 7: where to put the unallocated space on hdd for xpress recovery 2

01 Jun 2011   #1
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
where to put the unallocated space on hdd for xpress recovery 2

hi all
just a quick one. in the manual to my new mobo it says that xpress recovery 2 needs atleast 10GB of unalocated space left at the end of the hard drive. i have my hard drive split into two partitions. C/windows 100GB and D/ which is around 900GB. i wasnt sure if it means i have to leave the unalocated space at the end of C/ or the very end as in after D/?

i think it would b at the end of C/ as its the OS its backin up. would i b right in thinkin this?
any help is much apreciated folks. thanks in advance


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01 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If it is a recovery partition you'll need to leave the space at the far right of your hard drive after D/ as mine is:

where to put the unallocated space on hdd for xpress recovery 2-disk-management.png


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01 Jun 2011   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Never heard of it before.

Google reveals it is a gigabyte imaging app.

Allegedly makes an image of your o/s partition only and stores it at the end of the HD .

I don't know why they require 10gb - or only 10gb for that matter.
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01 Jun 2011   #4
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi seavixen
cheers 4 the fast reply. n thanks looks like i was gonna do it wrong lol
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01 Jun 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It's pretty explicit:
Quote:
  1. For the use of Xpress Recovery2, a primary partition must be reserved.
  2. Xpress Recovery2 will store the backup image file at the end of the hard disk,so user must reserve enough unallocated hard drive partition space in advance. (A minimum 4GB is recommended but the actual space is dependent on the size of the data to be backed up)
  1. So it has to be a primary partition at the end of the hard drive, not at the end of the C: partition.
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01 Jun 2011   #6
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Never heard of it before.

Google reveals it is a gigabyte imaging app.

Allegedly makes an image of your o/s partition only and stores it at the end of the HD .

I don't know why they require 10gb - or only 10gb for that matter.
it says atleast 10Gb i was thinkin 20 or 30 to b safe

cheers folks much apreciated
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01 Jun 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If it says 10Gb that should be enough, but make sure the space is unallocated i.e. don't partition it as that will be done by the imaging software.
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02 Jun 2011   #8
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

cheers it said atleast 10GB so ive done 20GB plenty enough then
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02 Jun 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for letting us know, I'll notify the mods this thread is now solved.
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02 Jun 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Make sure the partition is at the end of drive.

where to put the unallocated space on hdd for xpress recovery 2-xrecovery.png


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