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I had Ubuntu installed in a 10 GB partition of a 120 GB hard drive on my laptop.

I then installed Windows 7 on the 110 GB partition.

Now inside Windows 7, I want to reformat the 10 GB partition and use it for Windows.

I go to Computer, Manage, Disk Management, deleted the 10 GB volumne, then choose "New Simple Volumne", all default values, but it says "There is not enough space."

How can I format and use this partition for Windows?

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How can I create a partition from this free space? When I right click on the empty space, these are the options I get:

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If I try to delete the free space, it tells me:

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Partition Wizard solved the problem, thanks Rogue!

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Your welcome and i'm happy it worked out for you! – rzlines Aug 8 '09 at 18:02
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You can try using a 3rd party application for partitioning your hard drive like Partition Wizard. Its a free tool.

You could also take a look at this link

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GPARTED is also verrrrrrrrry good. – Kez Aug 21 '09 at 21:01
GPARTED is good no doubts about that, but an a software within windows is an easier solution. – rzlines Oct 21 '09 at 20:05

From the diagram, it is currently just free space. You need to create a partition first and then format it.

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How can I create a partition? When I right click on it I can "create a new simple volume" and "delete partition" which both give me the "not enough space" error. – Edward Tanguay Aug 8 '09 at 17:09
I guess it would be the 'create a new simple volume' option. If you have just delete the Ubuntu partition, you might just need to close Disk Management and re-open it , or perhaps restart the machine before you can make the second change. – sgmoore Aug 8 '09 at 17:23
I thought rebooting would fix it as well, but I rebooted and get the same "no space" messages. I also tried creating a 8GB volume but got the same message. – Edward Tanguay Aug 8 '09 at 17:30
It is possible that Disk Management is confused about the true state of this drive. I think I would then go with Roque's suggestion at the very least to get a second opinion of the disk layout. – sgmoore Aug 8 '09 at 17:49

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