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Windows 7: Expand C partition


08 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Expand C partition

I had a 60 gb c drive, and the remainder of a 500 gb hd as d partition

I shrunk d from 400+ gb to 200+ gb, but the remaing 200gb is showing as unallocated space. I want to expand parition c to include the unallocated space, but I don't know how. Can someone help me?
Thanks,
Bill

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08 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This tutorial should help.

Partition or Volume - Extend
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08 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It had C; partition, then D partiton, then unallocated volume. According to the tutorial, all I can do is extend the d partion into allocated, which i did. It does not give me an option to extend the c partiton. What I want is half c and half d . 200 + gb each. Don't understnd how to do that. I have it back now to c 60 gb and d the rest.
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08 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Here is what it look life now


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08 Sep 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

You'll need to use a 3rd party Partition Manager to do the Resizing.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Boot PW, select 1 for screen res, rightclick D>Resize, drag left grey border to the right to size as you want it, OK.

Next rightclick C>Resize, drag right grey border to the right to take up unallocated space you made, OK. Apply all steps.
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08 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
Here is what it look life now
Windows 7 has it's limtations as far as resizing partitions goes. You can go one way but not the other. I wasn't really sure what you were trying to do.

If you set up the partitions with 200GB each the first time then it would work but for what ever reason you can only extend a partition in one direction with Windows 7.

Use the link that Greg posted, that will give you more leverage on that partition and will allow you to extend the C drive into the D drive.
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08 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Greg,

That was about as simple as anything I 've done lately. thanks. Worked perfect and quick. Thanks to everyone else for your help.
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08 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Bill, isn't PW is the coolest Windows 7-generation tool?

We have used it helping hundreds of times here without a single fail.
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