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Windows 7: Free space taking over HD

06 Jan 2010   #41
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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SIW2 is there a way to do this with PW?
Yes that is an inelegant workround.

If he applies that - all the data on Backup will be moved to the left.

He could then convert to Primary.

Then resize Backup D from the left ( meaning all the data will be moved right again).

In this case, luckily there is very little data to move around.

Should be fine with only 25gb data - I wouldn't try it with a lot of data.

Might be better Applying each operation one at a time - safer than queuing them.


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06 Jan 2010   #42
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

yep, its from right clicking back up plus why does back up partition need so many GBS?

Now what
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06 Jan 2010   #43
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
SIW2 is there a way to do this with PW?
There is an inelegant workaround you can try with PW:

Rt click the Backup drive select Modify>Set as Primary >Apply.

Rt click the free space (PW will show it as grey square and call it unallocated) select create - create a partition of all the space - select Primary. Apply.

Now Rt click the (empty ) Primary (NOT the backup partition ) and select Delete . Apply

to confusing for a 14 year OLD LOL
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06 Jan 2010   #44
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Mitch, go ahead and select Convert to Primary for backup. click OK

Now right click Backup>Resize to slide left border to the right to make Backup 30gb exactly. click OK. Wait to apply.

Post back screenshot showing full map plus the full Apply list.
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06 Jan 2010   #45
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

like this


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06 Jan 2010   #46
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

No that is on the left side.

Click and drag 30gb over against the right side, click OK

post back a screenie of full drive map.

Don't apply yet.
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06 Jan 2010   #47
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

How about now?

its wont let it be 30GB

Only 29.99gb


Dont know if its right, says there are 5 operation so far to be done


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06 Jan 2010   #48
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You did it kiddo!

Now rightclick on Win7 partition>Resize, drag its right border over up against the Backup. Click OK.

Post back final screenshot
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06 Jan 2010   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Unfortunately, the unallocated space in the virtual screenshot says Logical next to it.

Did you include convert to primary as an earlier step? Yes., I see you did .

Might be that PW is just not showing it properly on Virtual map.
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06 Jan 2010   #50
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I dont know if its right, because i think i click okay for something that is wrong.. and all together i have 6 operations.


If this works fine can we move onto freezing issue, no one replyed to my newst thread


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