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C: wont extend with unused portions of HDD,

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    C: wont extend with unused portions of HDD,


    Currently "restored" my PC to factory settings, now currently i am UNABLE to allocate unused HDD space back into (C and i have no idea why :S can someone please help me with this ussue

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    That 350MB Recovery Partition is blocking you.
    Find out what all those recoveries are for and what they consist of then perhaps you can delete that 350MB one.
    (I can't see you needing all of those recoveries)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    That 350MB Recovery Partition is blocking you.
    Find out what all those recoveries are for and what they consist of then perhaps you can delete that 350MB one.
    (I can't see you needing all of those recoveries)
    I dont even know why they are there, it was like that originally when I FIRST acquired this laptop, I thought it was weird seeing as how anything before windows 8 was only allowed 4 partitions, haha

    seeing as how im not the most knowledgeable when it comes to this, might you have a suggestion as to how I would be able to remove them?
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    I'm still studying your screenshot...
    3 recovery partitions with, apparently, nothing on them,
    2 OEM recoveries both the same... I'm a little baffled!

    btw: hover on that separator I pointed out and slide it right so you can read all of the info.
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    @ 403Phaze:
    Do you have any backups, system image or installation/recovery media of any sort?
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    Not on this computer, I just reformatted the entire pc back to factory settings
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    I don't see any harm in deleting that 350MB then extend it into the 361.33GB then extend that into C:
    I suggest you make a system image backup though:

    System Image - Create in Windows 8
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    It wont even let me do anything other then view it, i tried to delete it haha
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ 403Phaze:
    I figured that much, check out whs' links.

    @ whs:
    Thanks for your help.
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