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  1.    06 Oct 2014 #11

    Keep it open, (unsolved), and post your results from time to time.

    (P.S.: Don't perform an install during a thunderstorm!)
    Last edited by Edwin; 06 Oct 2014 at 10:36.
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       06 Oct 2014 #12

    Just a thought and suggestion, Wyn. That must be a 350GB HD you have there. I see the C partition is 89% full. Must be a lot of pics and/or vids? If so, could you free up space there by storing those on an exterior so to shrink the C for another partition for 10?
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       06 Oct 2014 #13

    Wynona said: View Post
    Stick a fork in me; I'm done! Well, almost. I have learned a whole lot through this experience and I'll do several things:

    1. I will be shopping for a "name brand" all around disk management tool that will allow me to do what I need to do without costing an arm and a leg. Hopefully! I am open to suggestions and to understanding what I will need in a disk management tool.

    2. I will change the dynamic back to basic with Microsoft's management tool now that I know what can happen! I may even learn to use it. Whoops! I just found EaseUS Partition Manager by accident, so I may give that a try, since it has a trial version.

    3. For now, since this laptop is an "extra" that I don't use very much, I'll just wipe it and start over with Windows 10. It's a test machine anyway.

    4. Once I get Windows 10 on this 15.6" laptop, I will set up the 17" HP Pavilion laptop as a dual boot. I won't make the same mistakes twice! I will definitely make sure I have less than four drives when I'm done.

    5. And finally, it's 9:40 AM and the sky is darker than dark. Looks like we may get a tad bit wet before long. Don't guess I'll be painting the new back porch we built.

    This issue is far from solved, but I know what I have to do next, so should I mark it solved or not?

    Since it is a test machine, keep it that way and do suggested fix until you get it right. You will learn a lot from it.
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       06 Oct 2014 #14

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Just a thought and suggestion, Wyn. That must be a 350GB HD you have there. I see the C partition is 89% full. Must be a lot of pics and/or vids? If so, could you free up space there by storing those on an exterior so to shrink the C for another partition for 10?
    Ummm, Hipsie, I think you're reading it wrong. I believe the HDD's 89% empty instead of full.

    System seems to be around 89% full, but I ain't messing around in there.
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  5.    06 Oct 2014 #15

    If it's a test machine, get all your 'sacred' data off of it and 'wipe it clean', (format and delete everything), and start from scratch.

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       06 Oct 2014 #16

    Edwin, I'm not getting a whole lot of cooperation from this machine. So far, I'm not able to use "New" which has always been available to me before.

    It's installing on C:\ right now, but I may try formatting that later because I have a whole lot of partitions I don't want.
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       06 Oct 2014 #17

    If I have to, I'll go get a brand new drive for it. I'll be near a Fry's in the next couple of days.
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       06 Oct 2014 #18

    Wynona said: View Post
    If I have to, I'll go get a brand new drive for it. I'll be near a Fry's in the next couple of days.
    Wynona, still no luck on that Partition Wizard?

    Btw, I forgot to mention, you can only merge that unallocated partition with the partition directly to the left of it. You may not be able to convert it back to basic until you got rid of the 5th partition.
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       06 Oct 2014 #19

    Wynona said: View Post
    Ummm, Hipsie, I think you're reading it wrong. I believe the HDD's 89% empty instead of full.
    "Oh I see it is!" said the blind carpenter as he picked up his saw and went.


    System seems to be around 89% full, but I ain't messing around in there.


    "All is well now that I see your installing it on C:" also said the blind carpenter with his saw.
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       06 Oct 2014 #20

    badrobot said: View Post
    Wynona, still no luck on that Partition Wizard?

    Btw, I forgot to mention, you can only merge that unallocated partition with the partition directly to the left of it. You may not be able to convert it back to basic until you got rid of the 5th partition.
    Nothing yet, Robot. I downloaded, installed and registered it, but everything seems to be grayed out.

    I found EaseUS and tried it too, but it wouldn't work either. It's probably something I haven't done because I'm not familiar with that kind of program.

    What is really strange is that C:\ was still showing as 'dynamic', but Windows 10 installed on it. Wonder why it wouldn't install on the new partition; it said it couldn't because the partition is dynamic. Sigh . . .

    Fry's has a 240 GB SSD for $109, so I may grab one of those. I don't generally stuff my computers with a lot of software I won't use and I save all my data to the external drives, so that should be enough space.
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