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Creating a System Image

by z1z2z3z44 / May 10, 2011 10:48 PM PDT

When i got my 500 gig internal HD, I messed up and the C: partition is
too small. I can't move anything else outta the C partition into the
much larger D partition. SO now I want to create a system image on my
external HD, so I can re-install Win7 Pro, and not use any partitions.
WELL, when i try to create a system image on this external, which sez
only needs 396 gig,Windows tell me the external doesn't have enuff space
for the shadow volume? There is nothing ON this external. Has 434 of
465 gig free. SO why is that NOT enuff space?

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Is this a duplicate?
by Steven Haninger / May 11, 2011 5:24 AM PDT

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Have you tried...
by Linux_Nerd / May 11, 2011 3:42 AM PDT

Have you tried going into disk management and merge the two partitions?

Here's how to do it:

1. Back up everything on the D:/ Partition (the one that doesn't have Windows on it)
2. Click Start and right-click Computer
3. Select Manage, and allow it to run if UAC prompts you
4. Select Disk Management.
5. On the bottom, there should be rows with details on the drives. In this case, it should be Disk 0.
6. Find the D partition, right click it, and select Delete. This turns the space that the partition was into unallocated space.
7. Right click the C partition and click Expand (I'm not near my Win 7 comp at the time of writing, it might be Merge)
8. Allow it to fill all the unallocated space.
9. Done. It should work now.

Hope it helps

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