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disk mgt make partition

Jul 30, 2019 8:49PM PDT

HP support said the install function from the repair/install files on separate partition on HDD would allow me to make additional partitions. Well, it did not. So, right after install completed, I went to disk management to do so. However, the installed win 10 is occupying 3% of 880g hdd, but disk mgt says that only 470M is unallocated and can be moved to another partition.

I did a defrag and it only slightly changed that number.

Why the discrepancy?

Product number:V9B64AA
HP All-in-One - 24-e025t

thanks,
paul

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This sounds like a follow on question.
Jul 30, 2019 9:31PM PDT

But let's go with it. Disk to disk recovery systems break all the time. I have never done any forensics but start over with a Windows install DVD or now USB to wipe the drive and do a clean install.

If you feel there should be a diagnosis or forensic on this I have to leave you at HP's mercy or worse. I can only share how we recover from such incidents.

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Jul 31, 2019 1:33AM PDT

So you have one partition (your c:-drive), that is 880 GB big, but only 3% used and 97% free. That 25 GB used is typical for a fresh system, and having one partition is typical for a new PC. So I don't see anything wrong.

Use your favorite partition manager to shrink the current partition and make a new one (will become d: ) in the unallocated space left behind. You can't do it from Windows, because it can't change the partition it's running from.

Post was last edited on July 31, 2019 7:22 AM PDT

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Disk management
Aug 1, 2019 7:50AM PDT

Right click the C partition and see if you get an option to shrink.

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