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Originally Posted by EfemaN;12274440 
I'm not familiar with short-stroking, but from what I gather, that would create a partition on the outer edge of the HDD for speed, which doesn't seem to help my situation. Am I missing something?

Also, I know how it doesn't make sense in its current form, but I wondered if there was some sort of utility that would expand the partition to the entire HDD, or perform some sort of repositioning.

I suppose I could just make another partition with that empty space and install programs onto there as needed... bah!

Short-striked HDD would be a partition smaller then the actual HDD and/or SSD itself. Take mine for example, my OS HDD is only 12GB and full size is 37GB. Normally this increases the read/write times. SSD totally benefit more from this.
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Originally Posted by JacobKay97;12275222 
Try extending system reserved to make it use all of that space, then shrink it so that its 100MB but the free space will be on the right.

If that doesn't work, try gparted using an ubuntu live disk.

No you don't want to mess with System Reserved. That is actually the boot manager. If something happened to that, windows will not even start and you will be forced to format.
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