Reinstalling Windows with a secondary spanned partition installed. in Troubleshooting Posted April 22 12 minutes ago, aDoomGuy said: Easier to just reinstall is it not? You can technically backup your registry and import it I guess but isn't it nice to have a fresh install of Windows? Why are you reinstalling anyway? Because when I installed linux on a second drive, even though I told GRUB not to be installed on my main boot drive (ie - Windows drive) it still did anyway. I can't get it off of there, and it's causing it to error out and say I only have like 6 gigs free when I should have like 60. Not easier to just reinstall everything. I've got my programs and everything running in a fine tuned fashion and I'm OCD about it. Windows is working fine. I just need my hard drive to report right. I suppose if I didn't use a lot of stuff over top of Windows, it might be different. But it's a lot of crap to set back up, tell all the websites and router firewall stuff to play nice with this new install, etc.