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Windows 7: Cannot Expand Primary OS Partition

30 Sep 2011   #1
abc617

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Cannot Expand Primary OS Partition

So I'm trying to expand my primary partition to allow for more space. Problem is that I can't.

I tried using Disk Management, doesn't work. I have Acronis Disk Director and that doesn't work. I can't expand the size of my primary partition using this program either.

See attached for screenshot of how current HDD is partitioned.

So is there any way I can expand the size of my primary (trying to get it to go 30gb as you can tell by the currently unallocated 5gb of space).




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30 Sep 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abc617 View Post
So I'm trying to expand my primary partition to allow for more space. Problem is that I can't.

I tried using Disk Management, doesn't work. I have Acronis Disk Director and that doesn't work. I can't expand the size of my primary partition using this program either.

See attached for screenshot of how current HDD is partitioned.

So is there any way I can expand the size of my primary (trying to get it to go 30gb as you can tell by the currently unallocated 5gb of space).
Parigon Disk suite (free trial). You need to enlarge D to include the 5 gigs, then shrink it to the right, leaving 5 gigs empty adjacent to your OS, then expand you C.
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30 Sep 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You're trying to do the impossible. The C: partition cant extend into the unallocated space because the D: partition is midway between the two. Just expand D: to use up the unallocated space first. To expand C: you'll need to shrink D: partition from the left and create free space there (into which you can then expand C: ) which can be done easily with Partition wizard. Option 3 in this tut.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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03 Oct 2011   #4
abc617

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the tip. I just changed the "available space before ..." for the D:\ drive to give 5gb and "available space after..." the D:\ drive to 0 bytes with the program I was using, and it worked. Thanks for the simple solution.
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