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Adding back to a C:/?


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I just partitioned my C to create a backup section, but I only used 20gb for the backup so I have 200gb unallocated with about 234gb in my C which is plenty to run a laptop with but I would like to if possibly just add it back on, and delete is not a option it seems.

EDIT

Also my new partion which ive upped to 30gb says there is not enough room even though the backup is only 1.34gb... :(

On a HP laptop 64 bit win 7.

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Doing a backup with the built-in Windows 7 backup takes a snapshot of your entire drive so it would be much larger than 1.3GB

For adjusting the partitions size you may want to try looking at the Gnome editor located here (having a backup is advised, if there is an issue or failure you could lose the entire drive and require advanced operations to restore it.)

http://forums.malwar...?showtopic=4693

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If you are doing the full windows backup/image then you'll need to use an external media such as a portable hard drive as you can't backup the Windows image to the hard drive that Windows is backing up.

You'll have to burn Gparted to a disc as it's a Linux live cd.

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Ah right, is that what its doing? I presumed it was just doing what my PC did for a system restore.

Damn so I made the partition for nothing and I still don't know how just to make a simple small system restore of my files. :(

EDIT

Its seems its already saving restore points so thats ok, but still leaves me with a un-needed partitions C drive which I hope I can rejoin and that the fact I changed the dics settings just to make the parts doesnt bork it in the future.

Thanks for the help!

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If you are doing the Windows Backup and Restore then likely yes. I think there is two options one for doing a full computer backup and one for just your files like documents and what not. The full backup is an entire copy of Windows and all your files.

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Right I feel like a total fool now, I just picked extend volume on my C drive and it took back all the unallocated partition I had made... so I have fixed it!

Apart from changing the sort of disc it was which the pop up said would only effect a install OS for other than the boot if I remember rightly but it doesn't matter I have now got a much bigger C drive and first thing in the morning I will go get a external HD for back up.

Sorry for the trouble but that you for the help, I am not good with these thing!

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