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Windows 7: resizing new partition

12 Jan 2009   #1

Windows Seven 64 bit
 
 
resizing new partition

I installed Windows 7 on a new partition I created in Vista, but want to increase the size of it now....the below article say's I can, but the selection to expand is greyed out? I guess I might need to be running whole computer as administrator, I am only user, or should this be done in safe mode, or do I need a third party program? A lot of questions I know! Thanks...



Resize a Partition for Free in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

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12 Jan 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I had this problem also. Unfortunately I gubber things up and ended up reinstalling so I just resized the partitions when I reinstalled (no files on the other partition). I do see that extend partition is still greyed out though. Anyone else?

Gary
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13 Jan 2009   #3

XP
 
 
Reinstall?

Reinstalling your OS is an option, but the worst option to resize partitions. At least, I don't want to waste time reinstalling my computer. What I use to increase the size of my partition is Easeus Partition Manager. It can help resize partitions without destroying any data. Three basic editions are available: home edition that is free to PC users, professional edition and server edition for enterprise users.
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13 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

One possible reason that the extend option is greyed out is that probably you don't have enough space left (meaning that your primary partition is used to consume all the space available).

Have you tried to shrink the primary partition first, and then create a new partition on the unused space left?

The steps are as below:

1. Shrink the other partition so that you have free space left.
2. When you have free space left, then try to extend the desired partition.
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13 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I have had 166GB of space and it was still greyed out. Don't think that's it. Reason I did it when I reinstalled is 'cause I had to reinstall anyways and had no data on the partition I wanted to remove.

Gary
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13 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Please note that the partition resizer n 7 can only add or remove space at the end of a partition. It does not move partitions like third party tools. If you have adjacent partitions and shrink the first, you cannot grow the second into the space just freed. That would require moving data which the 7 partition resizer doesn't do.
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13 Jan 2009   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I had 2 partitions side by side. I know the extention can only go to the right and that's what I tried. Tried it with both formatted, first one formatted second one not, first one formatted second one deleted, first one formatted second one as a simple volume. Only thing I didn't try was with both unformatted. I did have files on the first of the partitions so formatting that was not an option. I believe I am just doing something wrong, this is the first I've played with it, but the help files don't show anything and I can only guess at this point. I need to boot into Vista and see if those help files can help me any. Will do that later today.

Gary
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13 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

can you post a screenshot of your disk management screen?
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13 Jan 2009   #9

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Here is the picture, but keep in mind it's not what it used to be.

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Gary

Edit: Does it needs to be unallocated space? It was formatted using NTFS.


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13 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK, now. What do you want to resize there?
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