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Unallocated Disk Space?

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Unallocated Disk Space?

    As a warning, I'm not tech savvy and I'm rather new to any tech forums!

    So, hi. I have a gaming computer that runs Windows 8.1 with minimal issues. The only issue I'm running into is the fact I have a meager amount of disk space on my C: drive. I ended up looking at the hard drive, and I happened to have a 1TB one that's installed into the computer. When I opened Disk Management, it turned out I have about 900+ GB of unallocated space, but here's the catch: it's on another disk with the D: one. The C: drive is on a separate disk which makes it kind of "impossible" to transfer between the too from what I've read from other threads.

    How exactly do I find a way to transfer the extra space so it's sharing the same disk with my C: drive? Do I have to reboot my Windows drive so it's installed on disk 0 instead?

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    ^ This is what my disk manager looks like.

    I appreciate the help!

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  2. #2

    Where did you get this computer.. Did you not install windows on it yourself?

    That brings up very odd questions in ones mind..

    However you are looking at probably a not so fun presses called shrinking or extending your hard drive..

    Google that and you might be able to try it in disk management too..

    Why don't you know hoe your computer is setup? I mean store bought computers don't come like that at all..
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks for the reply!

    I got the computer from Newegg, and I think I had to install Windows on it. I had to install something using a disc, so... I don't really remember all the nitty gritty details. I know it's an iBuyPower premade that I purchased off the site, and I had to add the serial number, add something along the lines of a motherboard disc, and then it worked fine. Maybe I didn't install Windows...

    As for shrinking and extending, I have been fiddling around with it. I managed to shrink the D: drive, but I'm unable to extend the C: one. The D: drive does have the "extend volume" option available since it's sharing the same disk with the space. That's where I'm getting stuck, haha.
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  4. #4

    Come on man.. you don't know if you installed windows on it? and bought it from NewEgg huh?

    So you don't know if you installed windows and the "nitty gritty" details but you do know how to purchase a system from Newegg.. and one like this on top of that, right?

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    Did you also not know that you typed "Blaaaahhh" as your name when you signed up to use this website??

    All I'm saying is cut the bull...

    read through this..

    Option to extend partition is grayed out - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 516
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    ** Before you start this rePartitioning, ensure you have at least two full-image backups on external media. Macrium Reflect free version is much safer to use than the Windows built-in backup/restore. **

    I'm assuming there is one physical internal hard-drive in this computer [I can't see the diagram], two of the safest ways to shrink D, enlarge C: follow brooksndun's instructions and add the following: find either a free or fee partitioning program or utility that is more powerful than Windows' Disk Management, carefully take on a learning curve, carefully shrink D and enlarge C. I use Acronis Disk Director [not free], however, there are several very good free partitioning utilities mentioned across discussion boards lands.
    Realize the process on the computer's part may take a long long time 'cause the information, data, files, etc., has to be moved from the shrunken partition onto the enlarged partition. And, my Acronis gave me a Directory of funky sub-directories of said moved material.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 50
    win8 64bit

    How exactly do I find a way to transfer the extra space so it's sharing the same disk with my C: drive? I don't understand what exactly you want. since your C: drive is dynamic volune, you should be able to extend it with the unallocated space on disk 0. if disk management fails, try third party software. by the way, if you want to convert dynamic to basic, Windows build-in utilities only allow you to convert a blank disk (shown as unallocated space) to basic disk. I have used AOMEI Partition Assistant to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss. it provides two options to convert dynamic disk to basic disk.
    Method 1: Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk. Safely, directly and time-saving (only take 3-10 seconds) revert a dynamic disk back to basic disk without losing data.
    Method 2: Convert any dynamic volume to a basic partition. Sector by sector clone simple volume, spanned volume, striped volume, mirrored volume and RAID-5 volume from dynamic to basic disk.

    Even though you will not lose the data on the dynamic disk when you use this option to convert dynamic disk to basic disk windows 10, be sure to backup any data on the dynamic disk that you wish to keep first just to be safe in case something happens. Say a power outage while in the middle of converting the disk.
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