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recover unallocated HD space?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by twogurusindrag, May 30, 2009.

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  1. twogurusindrag

    twogurusindrag Thread Starter

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    When I built my computer I left 10 gigs out of my HD partitioning (meaning I set up a 140 gig HD with one 130 gig partition so windows doesn't see the other 10 gigs) because i was going to use it for Gigabyte motherboard's HD backup program . As someone pointed out, it doesn't make much sense to backup a HD on itself. So now I want to recover the 10 gigs to try out the Windows 7 RC. How can I do this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. By_Rock

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    Right click on Computer and select Manage, than click on Disk Management. Right click on Unallocated Disk than choose Extend Volume or another option. That's it.
     
  3. hrlow2

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    I would personally just keep the 10GB partition to store downloads until ready to be scanned before installing.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Since the min to run windows7 is 16gig of hard disk space, I do not see what you are going to do with 10gig.

    I would not be installing windows7 on anything <20-30gig.
     
  5. hrlow2

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    I believe he is wanting to merge the 130 and the 10 to have 1 bigger partition.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Maybe so.

    Are you just going to run W7 or is this going to be a dual boot? If a dual boot, then what other os?
     
  7. twogurusindrag

    twogurusindrag Thread Starter

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    My OS is XP and the unallocated space is actually 22.09 gigs. I was mistaken. I'm going to keep xp and install Windows 7 just to look it over. What I would like to do is recover the unallocated space to my main partition and then create a new secondary partition to install Windows 7.
     
  8. By_Rock

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    If you want to install Windows 7 on 22.09GB unallocated space of your hard drive, boot your computer with windows 7 setup, and Windows 7 will let you to install there. The point is, don't choose upgrade when Windows 7 gonna ask you.
     
  9. Elvandil

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    What OS is installed? Do you want to install 7 in the 10 gig partition (once it exists, though that is pretty small)?
     
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