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Windows 7: Cannot Extend C: Partition

05 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Cannot Extend C: Partition

I cannot extend my C: Partition!

Why is it I have so many problems lol, anyways heres the screenie.

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05 Jun 2009   #2

 
 

It seems to be at max size, so you can only shrink it. You will need to shrink your other partition in order to then allocate the space to your C: partition.
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05 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

How is it at its max size if it is a split from the original C: partition

Basically it was this;

| C: |

I shrank it into

| D: | C: |

Then deleted D:

Confused here.
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05 Jun 2009   #4

 
 

You currently have 174GB of unallocated data which IMO is what's using up that space so it looks like D: has NOT properly deleted. Unless i'm reading your pic wrong

Added: sorry just realised a mistake in my post, have fixed it now (in bold)
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05 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you first install windows 7 on a clean drive it wants 100mb of free space, Im not totally sure why.
Try this create a new partition D: make it about 110mb.
Format it and make sure you can see it in mycomputer
Then see if you can extend C:
If you can extend C: drive to max or where you want it then delete the D: drive you created.

This is all in theory I don't know if it will work, Im at work on an XP machine so I cant test it.
Please let me know.
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05 Jun 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Dark Nova
When you shrank C: did it give you the option of leaving space before or after? I dont use windows disk mgmt so I dont really know I use paragon Hard disk manager 2009.

What do you want to do to C:?

Ken
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05 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'll explain exactly what I did, perhaps that could help you.

I installed Windows 7 RC (x64) on one partition (taking up the entire drive), then it started giving me issues. I shrank Windows 7's partition to roughly half, then installed Windows Vista HP SP2 (x64) on the empty partition.

Then I deleted the Windows 7 partition, and then it wouldn't let me 'extend' with the unallocated space that I recieved from deleting Windows 7.

Someone mentioned that if the unallocated space is on the 'left' side, it has issues. Not sure if thats true or not, seems a bit odd if it is true.

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It didn't ask me such a thing. I want to extend the unallocated space into C: so its all one partition.
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05 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
This is all in theory I don't know if it will work, Im at work on an XP machine so I cant test it.
Please let me know.
Just tested here. Doesn't work
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05 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
Someone mentioned that if the unallocated space is on the 'left' side, it has issues. Not sure if thats true or not, seems a bit odd if it is true
I don't think that's true. I have a partition set up for my files and i can't extend past what was on C when i installed 7. And my partition is on the right
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05 Jun 2009   #10

 
 

You can't extend "backwards" using Windows software.
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