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Windows 7: Need to reformat partitions for extra system space

09 Sep 2013   #1
FEastMode

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit
 
 
Need to reformat partitions for extra system space

I made the mistake of only giving myself 64gb of space on my system files partition and need to make it bigger.

Can I do this by simply making a system image with all my partitions (1 HDD) included, reformat and then load everything back where it was and have a different amount of space on each?


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09 Sep 2013   #2
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09 Sep 2013   #3
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09 Sep 2013   #4
FEastMode

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09 Sep 2013   #5
Gamaken

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you can do that with Start>type "Computer Management" and select it. Then expand "Storage" and Click Disk Management. You should be able to adjust the sizes there without reformatting.
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09 Sep 2013   #6
marsmimar

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Or you could look through the instructions for resizing / extending a partition using the free MiniTool Partition Wizard. I like Partition Wizard better than disk management.

Partition Wizard - resize partition

Partition Wizard - extend partition
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11 Sep 2013   #7
FEastMode

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Or you could look through the instructions for resizing / extending a partition using the free MiniTool Partition Wizard. I like Partition Wizard better than disk management.

Partition Wizard - resize partition

Partition Wizard - extend partition
At one time I did try this but I guess I wasn't doing it right. Worked! Thank you

Edit - Just had to use the "extend" button and take space from the other partition
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11 Sep 2013   #8
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FEastMode View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Or you could look through the instructions for resizing / extending a partition using the free MiniTool Partition Wizard. I like Partition Wizard better than disk management.

Partition Wizard - resize partition

Partition Wizard - extend partition
At one time I did try this but I guess I wasn't doing it right. Worked! Thank you
Fantastic news! Glad to hear you got it to work. Thanks for posting back.
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