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Not Enough Space On Partitioned Drive


I have  a partitioned hard drive and "c" drive is only 29. 2 gb. What, if anything, can i delete in windows vista to get the required space i need to upgrade to windows 7? I have 7. 62 gb free and need another gig. I don't want to screw up vista in case of a problem with the installation and i don't want to do a clean install because i don't want to lose any programs.

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Excessive Space Being Taken Up On C: Drive

(b) drive not showing up after windows 7 64 bit install. Drive (c) also has less than half its capacity available after a clean install. I just "custom" installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit after running windows vista ultimate 32 bit. I followed all the defaults for the "custom" install and didnt do anything fancy, pretty much just clicked "next". Everything booted up fine but now when i go to my computer folder, only one of my internal hard drives is showing up (c). It is also showing my external hardrive - but not my second internal hard drive (b). Also, (c) has only 112 gb free of 298 gb after a clean install of windows 7. I know windows 7 cant be that big.
So:
(1) cant find second internal hardrive (b)
(2) excessive space being taken up on (c)
What gives?


Posted On: 2009-10-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Manage Backup Space On More Than 1 Drive At A Time

Cannot manage backup space on more than 1 drive at a time; can view backups on more than 1 drive at a time. I make image and regular backups to 2 different usb drives - because you do not know when a backup drive will fail. Win7 backup and restore gui allows one to view backups on multiple drives at same time via "select another backup to restore files from".

Manage space only allows to manage space on the currently configured backup drive. Further - if modifying the configuration to select a different drive - you are forced to start a backup before you can manage space on that drive. - "Save settings and run backup" there may be little space on the drive - so i will have to either cancel the backup after started or configure a useless  small backup so that i can then manage space on the drive.


Posted On: 2010-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Cannot View The Drive That Is Full To Free Up Space

After installing windows 7 it asked me to do a backup of my files so i did that but the backup filed up my d drive and i cant view my d drive to free up space. My question is how do i get to view everything thats in my d drive so i can do this?

Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hard Drive Space Usage Under Win7

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How can i find out what is taking up the rest of the space? I have emptied the recycle bin and have done disk cleanup. In addition, in the advanced settings list, i made sure that "show hidden files, folders and drives" is selected. I also unchecked "hide protected operating system files. ".


Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Low Disk Space On Recovery (d) Drive

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Posted On: 2009-12-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

External Hard Drive Space Discrepancy

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Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Will Upgrade Installation Require More Space On Boot Drive ?

I have a very small 32gb boot drive with vista premium installed. Will upgrade installation require more space on the boot drive? The boot drive i have is an 32gb ssd. Since ssds are so expensive i ordered this small one as a boot drive only. So will i need space available on the c drive to upgrade my windows vista premium 64-bit to windows 7 64-bit? I have a secondary hard drive as my f drive. It is 320gb and contains all my programs and games, leaving about 200 gigs left.

If space is indeed required from my c drive, is there an alternative way to upgrade?


Posted On: 2009-10-15 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

External Usb Drive Showing As Unallocated Space

I installed windows 7 rc on a brand new pc to try it. I got it running then plugged in my wd mybook 750gb external usb drive to copy some files onto the pc. That worked fine. I then shut down the pc. When i tried to connect the drive to my xp laptop it no longer shows up as a hdd. If i look in devices it's there but showing as unallocated space in the hdd management console.

I have over 300gb of backups on that drive and will be pretty *** off if windows 7 has trashed 2 years worth of data. I'm assuming the file allocation table or something has been corrupted?


Posted On: 2009-07-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade To Win7 Wrt Hard Drive Space

I've been thinking about upgrading to windows 7 for a little while. I've been reading the system requirements (i meet all of them) but i noticed that i have to have 16gb of free space on my hard drive. My laptop is a basic (ish) spec so hdd space is at a premium. Will it always use this 16gb when everything is finished or is it just temporary.

What happens to vista? I've seen on some other forums that it keeps it installed. This is doesn't make sense - why would i want this and how could i stop it from doing this. Please bear in mind i would prefer to use an upgrade disc rather than a full copy to save money.


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

Full D Recovery Drive Disk Space Warning

I'm having a somewhat similar problem as a previous poster but. Have a newer computer and i upgraded from vista home premium to w7 home premium . My backup d drive is full . I guess the backup has not removed former backups . Now processing is slower and i worried about a total freeze. I used the disk manager and tried to add space onto my d from c but only ended up with an unallocated partition of 20g's .couldn't figure out how to add to d.

In the previous solution " press a special key combination when the computer starts, you can use the recovery partition to restore the computer to the way it was when it was new. " Would that remove windows 7(don't want to do that" or. Do i have to remove the partitions letters for the d? Would that just make it one big c drive? . Would that effect computers performance? How can i get that unallocated partition back to c . Or to d? Sorry for being so wordy but i could sure use some help.


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Problem With Low Disk Space On Target Drive

I have tried to install an add on to a game segplay and eventually get a message "not enough disk space on target drive. " I have 177g free space on my hard drive, my temp and download areas are free of files. I cannot figure out what the program is. I am thinking some incompatibility between segplay games and vista home premium. Anyone have a suggestion?

Posted On: 2009-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Reports Wrong Free Space On Hard Drive

I have 4 partitions set up on my hard drive. 1st partition has my windows 7 installation and some other microsoft products such as the office suit and visual studio and such.

2nd partition is empty and i'm not using it right now
3rd partition i have encrypted with the bitlock and use it for important files
4th partition i use for everything else. This partition is 219 gb in size. I have movie files, music, pictures, software iso's and the program files folder with lots of software.

Total all that data is exactly 48. T gb. I got this number in two different ways both equaling 48. 7 gb: first i manually calculated the sizes of all the folders and then to verify i used a utility called jdiskreport which confirmed my calculation.

The problem is that windows tells me that my 4th partition is completely full and only 1. 3 gb is left when clearly that doesn't make sense. I am missing 160gb which is a large number. I looked at all possibilities: hidden files, system restore files but there's nothing there. I would like to know if anyone out there has any idea as to what's going on and how i can fix it. Absolutely any ideas are welcome.


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

There Is Not Enough Space Available To Complete This Operation

I install windows 7 upgrading from windows xp. My total hard disk is 500gb. But after installing windows 7 it shows 150gb disk space is unallocated. I tried in disk management i.e right clicking on "150gb unallocated disk" then new simple volume. Then format then next-next then finish and it shows error "there is not enough space available to complete this operation". N haa, i have done system restore in windows xp. Since pc gone slow & with sum problems.

But it doesn't work. Therefore, i installed windows 7 which retain pc faster. I think system restore occupy that 150gb disk space. So it's showing unallocated. How to retain back my total 500gb back. Give me proper solution.


Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Msn Live Space

I have a problem with the msn live space, first of all does anyone know of a way to completely close it? Secondly ive turned everything to show to just me in the privacy section yet random people are still able to see which people have been added to my network, if i remove them from my network they are also removed from my contact list too which seems stupid, is there a way to have them on my contact lost but not show in my network on my profile, this is starting to drive me crazy, any help would be greatly received.

Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Lost Disk Space

So i was trying to help my friend delete his old windows 7 beta partition on his new copy of win 7. So far, using disk management, he has formatted it, defragged it with the built in windows defragger, and deleted the partition. At that point it still wouldn't let him extend his main drive to include this newly free space. So he right clicked the free space and deleted it. Instead of changing it too unallocated space like it expected it to, it just vanished completely! And now thanks to me, my friend is missing some 80gb.

Then, for some reason it separated 112gb of "free space" from his new install. So i extended the drive and put the 112 gb back into his new install. And now i'm stuck.


Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

How To Use Unallocated Disk Space?

I shrunk my c: by 40 gb and got this unallocated space. Now when i try to create a new volume out of this space, i get the message " the operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s). If you convert the disk(s) to dynamic, you will not be able to start installed operating systems from any volume on the disk(s) (except the current boot volume). Are you sure you want to continue?" On searching i found that windows 7 home premium supports a max of 4 volumes. This is my disk management image: http://goo. Gl/r4nd what do i do to make it usable?

Posted On: 2010-05-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Backup Insufficient Space

I recently installed windows 7 on my desktop. When i try to do a back up i get an error message (after a short time and maybe 40% of the back up being complete) saying that there is insufficient space in the specified back up destination. The back up is going to a 500gb external hard drive with about 370gb of free space on it and the back up is apparently 79gb, so i do not see how there cannot be enough space. Am i just doing something really basic wrong or is this a problem anyone else has had with windows 7 back up ?

Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I am using windows 7 32 bit edition on dell inspiron 1545. The specifications are
Intel core 2 duo
2 gb ram
250 gb hard disk

There is only one drive ( c drive ) in the partition. Only 232. 77 gb is allocated out of 250 gb. The problem is that 118 mb is unallocated. It was the oem's partition but i formatted it because i didnot knew what it was for. The left over 118 mb cannot be merged with 232. 77 gb. It only shows the option of creating new drive. On the other hand c drive does not show the option of extend volume. How can i use the 118 mb ? Do i have to format ?


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Easy Transfer & Disc Space

I just upgraded to windows 7 professional from vista home edition and was required to do a custom installation. Before installing, i moved the contents of the c drive to an external drive using windows easy transfer, as microsoft recommended. Now when i try to use easy transfer to move files back to the c drive, i get an error message that reads: " "there isn't enough  disc space available to transfer your files and settings. "

Easy transfer has 16. 3 gb to move, and the c drive reports having  203 gb available. The f drive has 231 gb available, and the d: recovery has 3. 05 gb available (out of 14. 6 gb). What's the problem with easy  transfer's moving these files back to c? More importantly, what's the solution?


Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup - Poor Space Management

I have a 500 gb hard drive that i don't do anything with except let windows use it for a back. I choose the standard backup settings and i woke up this morning only to find out the hard drive has 5 mb left. It says that the break down of the disk is:

Data file backup - 358. 15
System image - 101. 04 gb
Other files - 6 gb
Free space 5 mb
Total 465. 64

I currently let windows manage the space used for backup (guess i shouldn't). The point i want to make is that my c: is only 85 gb. The backup has worked for over 5 months and i haven't made any changes (downloading huge files). The only option this software gives me is to delete the whole backup from 9/14/09 to today. Why can't it just remove a month or two it's self? Why do i have to delete the entire history? Shouldn't the software be smart enough to do that?


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-10 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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