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Windows 7: Resizing Primary Partition C:

15 Oct 2011   #1

Win 7 Ult x64
Resizing Primary Partition C:

Hello, I've got a problem which I'll show on screen:

I just freed some space from D: but "extend" option is gray out, any ideas why ?
thx in adv

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15 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Well, yeah. D: is in the way - you can't make C: just skip right over D: and use the free space after D: - it doesn't work that way.

In the first place, your D: is a logical volume inside an extended partition. That extended partition itself is still using all the disk space there is.

I recommend you use Partition Wizard or EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition to change D: to a primary partition, then move it to the right so you get free space between C: and D: - then you can expand C:.

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15 Oct 2011   #3

Win 7 Ult x64

Ok, thanks a lot.
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15 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


No need to convert D, just boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick D to REsize, grab the D partition with mouse and drag it to the right to take up the Free Space.

This will create Unallocated or Free space to its left allowing you to rightclick C to Resize by dragging the right grey border over it - the latest versions of PW view Unallocated (primary) and Free (Logical) space interchangeably.
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15 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Good to know gregrocker, I wasn't aware of that. TY
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