Partition Issue

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Ekkoe, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Ekkoe

    Ekkoe New Member

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    Hi,

    I had Spyware on my XP, so I made a partition of my spare 10gbs, installed Win7, removed XP and all was good.

    But then, upgrades and such expanded my Win7 to >9gb, so I wanted to increase the partition size.

    Couldn't.

    I go to the regular partition screen, I have 9,7gb of unused space which I can use to expand my other drive, but not the 10gb one with Win7 on it.

    I have no idea what kind of information you might require for this problem, so feel free to ask away (but let's not get too personal).

    Cheers,

    Peter
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I'm surprised it installed on a partition that small. My feeling is that you should allow at least 50 gig for Windows 7 partition and installed software so there is sufficient free disk space if needed and store data on a separate partition or HD.
    Joe
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    It is a little hard to follow what you are saying. You will not be able to expand a partition toward the beginning of the drive. So, if your XP partition was first, you cannot expand the Win 7 partition into that space.

    If that is your situation, post back and a snipit of your Disk Management picture attached would help.
     
  4. Ekkoe

    Ekkoe New Member

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    If I understand you correctly, then I think that is the situation. I parted my XP / other files into a D drive, then installed Win7 on a C drive, which was new.

    Is there a way around it? It seems so random, not being able to add to that disc because the other one was first. I have free space, after all...

    EDIT: Forgot the image :p Sorry it's in dutch, hope it's understandable.

    http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/Ekkoe/DiscConfig.png
     
    #4 Ekkoe, Dec 5, 2009
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  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You need a bout 60GB for Windows 7.

    Try downloading GParted to correct the partition's
     
  6. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Moving the partition will be very hard and may take several hours of repair time, if it works at all.

    I would suggest you do an in-place upgrade of Windows 7 and put the upgrade in your D: partition. You can change its size later after deleting the first Win 7 partition, or do it before you do the upgrade, just make sure the new partition is a primary partition. Make the partition large enough to contail your Windows 7 install and other .old files. Probably no smaller than 20 G and I woulld go for 60 G or so.
     
    #6 Saltgrass, Dec 5, 2009
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