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Windows 7: Unable to extend my C drive partition from unallocated space

14 Aug 2011   #11
fermanagh

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

No worries, I found a CD ROM and booted up.

I followed step 3 of your instructions but I still cannot delete the partition. Should I perform step 2 before and wipe it?

Thanks


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14 Aug 2011   #12
fermanagh

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

To update, I just wiped the partition and booted back into windows. I then tried step 3 and I still don't have the option to delete the partition.

Any ideas?

Many thanks
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14 Aug 2011   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I have found that when dealing with "awkward" systems it is best to perform each stage separately.
I would move the partitions to the left one at a time, (with reboots to check in between).

I have also found that the "Enhanced Data Protection" mode can prevent some operations from completing correctly, so you may wish to try with this option off, (ensure your Image/Backups are up to date to be safe)
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15 Aug 2011   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

First, did you make a backup of your Disk 0?
Always a good idea, just in case.
If you don't have a Image backup program, try the free Macrium Reflect

Unallocated space is what you get when you delete a partition, it has already been deleted so you can't delete it again as there is nothing there.

From your snips everything looks correct.
After selecting the 'OK' on your second snip, are you clicking the Apply button?
It's the big green check mark in the upper left corner.

If you have already tried this, what if any error messages are you getting?
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15 Aug 2011   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Just to re-clarify

As Dave has said above the space is shown as unallocated so is in the state required, (there are only two partitions on the drive).

to extend either of the existing partitions you may need to first move one or both to the left and then extend the existing partition to the right, (into the unallocated space).

PW will allow you to extend to the left but the unallocated space must be adjacent to the partition to be extended
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15 Aug 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fermanagh View Post
To update, I just wiped the partition and booted back into windows. I then tried step 3 and I still don't have the option to delete the partition.

Any ideas?

Many thanks
Which partition are you trying to delete? The Unallocated Space is already deleted and ready for Resizing Win7 partition to the left using PW CD.

Boot PW CD, Rightclick Win7 partition, select Resize, drag left grey border all the way to the left side of HD, OK, Apply step.
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