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Old 07-30-2019, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default disk mgt make partition

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
win 10

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Old 08-05-2019, 01:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: disk mgt make partition

The problem is allocated space and used space are different.

If you have a 1tb disk and create a 1tb partition then put a 1mb file in that partition.

You have 99.99999% free space on the partition, but the disk is fully allocated.

If you want to create a second disk you'd first need to shrink existing partitions to create un allocated space on the disk.
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