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Unallocated space ?

  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Unallocated space ?


    I have about 17 GBs unallocated space.

    Is it there for some vital OS function or can I allocate it to my C:\ drive ?

    If so, what would be the easiest method ?

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  2. #2


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    David, is that a remnant OS recovery partition? About the right size. Regardless, on the end like it is will be tricky to move it into your main partition without messing things up.

    Nice to see you here.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    David, is that a remnant OS recovery partition? About the right size. Regardless, on the end like it is will be tricky to move it into your main partition without messing things up.

    Nice to see you here.
    I have no idea.
    Hence my post.
    It shows up in Macrium too---

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    I have no knowledge of partitions at all.
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  4. #4


    United States
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    Well, since you aren't using it, really doesn't matter what it is. If you want to absorb it into your main partition then it is a stepping stone thing. You have to first expand 6 into it, then shrink 6 and expand 5 into it, and so on to 4. It gets tricky and people have run into serious problems doing such moves.

    What do you want to do? As always, image first.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Well, since you aren't using it, really doesn't matter what it is. If you want to absorb it into your main partition then it is a stepping stone thing. You have to first expand 6 into it, then shrink 6 and expand 5 into it, and so on to 4. It gets tricky and people have run into serious problems doing such moves.

    What do you want to do? As always, image first.
    Just made a Macrium image.

    This sounds like something I should not mess with.
    My computer has 90% free space anyways.

    Like our brains.
    We use 10% & the other 90% is like free space on a computer, IMO.
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    Lol, I hear ya. There are several free partition programs that can handle it but still tricky getting all the steps right.
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks for your input.

    Off topic--- I am drinking fresh homemade tomatoe juice.
    It is like nothing you can buy in a store.
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    That sounds yummy. I like V8 but who knows if it is really any good for the body. Too many additives.

    Throwing fresh veggies into a blender is supposed to be the best.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    That sounds yummy. I like V8 but who knows if it is really any good for the body. Too many additives.

    Throwing fresh veggies into a blender is supposed to be the best.
    That's how I get my tomatoe juice. mmm mmm good.
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  10. #10


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Hello david,
    If you wish, you can move the partitions using Macrium as shown:
    Note: Click on each partion that you want to delete on the bottom row then click on delete existing partition underneath each partition then you can extend C: drive to include the unallocated partition.

    NOTE: I assume you have a backup image before you try this.

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