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  1.    21 Jul 2017 #11
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    Hi CountMike Tried through disk management but no luck and when I searched see others have had the same problem. When right clicking on partition just shows a small help button then goes to :- https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...c754936.aspxox which has no mention on how to delete a partition that I can see.
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  2.    21 Jul 2017 #12
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    MiniTool Partition Wizard is an easy to use and free partition management program:
    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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  3.    21 Jul 2017 #13
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    Thank you so much. Did it and it worked however just wiped the unallocated one just in case.
    Regards and thanks to you all.
    Edith
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  4.    21 Jul 2017 #14
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    The unallocated space is wasted space on the drive. Not being used for anything. You can either extend your C: drive partition into that empty space, or create a new NTFS partition in it to hold data files like photos, downloads, music, etc.
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  5.    21 Jul 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    The unallocated space is wasted space on the drive. Not being used for anything. You can either extend your C: drive partition into that empty space, or create a new NTFS partition in it to hold data files like photos, downloads, music, etc.
    Edith, NavyLCDR is right, if you want to complete your partitions in order to look well-arranged and utilized, you can try to right-click on C: and choose extend - this will merge your C: partition with the unallocated one. Just to mention for your information: in Disk Management you can do this only to a partition which is on the right of C:
    Then you are all set. ;-)
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  6.    21 Jul 2017 #16
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    It`s too small for a partition, not worth the effort, just extend C into it.

    After that you could consider splitting C in half and use the other partition for data and even a disk image that will help you get out of a jam in the future.

    Take your time and ask any questions you have, BEFORE you proceed, we are here to help
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  7.    22 Jul 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    It`s too small for a partition, not worth the effort, just extend C into it.

    After that you could consider splitting C in half and use the other partition for data and even a disk image that will help you get out of a jam in the future.

    Take your time and ask any questions you have, BEFORE you proceed, we are here to help
    Using second partition on same physical drive to hold an image backup is ok as a stopgap but not recommended for long term integrity, as it does not protect against physical disk failure.
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  8.    22 Jul 2017 #18
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    Of course it doesn`t, but it`s better then nothing.

    Once he gets another drive then of course he can start using that for images, 1 step at a time.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 23 Jul 2017 at 00:07.
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  9.    24 Jul 2017 #19
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    Update


    Hi all and thank you. Did as suggested decreased the size of C which is quicker when defragging etc and will
    have the unallocated to use if I need it. The mini partition tool is brilliant although I seem to have done things
    back to front. However being a blonde, senior and Irish is expected lol.
    Thank you all so much I so appreciate all the help. Just have to work out now how to sort out this creator upgrade which is so slow to boot and shut down. Taking twice as long as the Anniversary update!
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  10.    24 Jul 2017 #20
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    No use for un-allocated partition, why don't you just make it a proper one with a letter ? For instance you could use it to store personal files so they are safe if you have a problem with windows.
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