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Windows 7: Add "Unallocated" partition to my "D" drive?

31 Dec 2011   #1
StickMaker

Windows 7
 
 
Add "Unallocated" partition to my "D" drive?

Windows 7: Have all my data on D and OS etc on C. LOTS of space on C but not enough on D so I "shrunk" the C drive. That put in an additional partition, "Unallocated" between C and D. Not what I want; I want to add the "Unallocated" space to D.




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31 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You need Partition Wizard bootable disk to add the unallocated space to D.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

You need the last link, at the bottom--the bootable version.

Download it, burn it to a disk. Then boot from it.

If you can't figure it out, post back here and someone will walk you through it.
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31 Dec 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is a help button in the PW. That explains it nicely.

Essentially you have to highlight the partition you want to extend, then click the Move/Resize icon on the top. A little window comes up where you can move the partition boundary into the freespace on the left - all the way. Then do not forget to click on Apply on the bottom left of the PW window (IMPORTANT). That will take a little while depending on the speed of the disk and the amount of data it has to move.
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31 Dec 2011   #4
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Just to check:

If the OP wanted to add the unallocated space to C: could he right-click the C: area in the window and select "Extend Partition" or "Extend Volume"? Are there any disadvantages of doing it that way?
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31 Dec 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
Just to check:

If the OP wanted to add the unallocated space to C: could he right-click the C: area in the window and select "Extend Volume"? Are there any disadvantages of doing it that way?
Yeah, he should be able to do that----but in this case, he wants to add the space to D. and you cannot do that in Disk Management in this case.

Why?

Disk Management will allow an "extend" only if the "unallocated space" is IMMEDIATELY to the right of the partition to be extended. In this case, the unallocated space is to the left of D, not the right.
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31 Dec 2011   #6
StickMaker

Windows 7
 
 

Wow; super group of helpful people here; THANKS. OK, I have "pwhe7.iso" on my Desktop. Shall I right-click it and choose "Send to" and then "DVD RW Drive (E)" and put in a DVD-R? I'm just about out of CD-R disks and have lots of these DVD-R disks. (burned an ISO looooong ago and that was different) If I do this, it asks "How do you want to use this disc?" The first option is "Like a USB flash drive."
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31 Dec 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StickMaker View Post
If I do this, it asks "How do you want to use this disc?" The first option is "Like a USB flash drive."
I'm not an ISO wiz and don't know about your burning application, but try that.

If it fails, try another choice. All it will cost you is another DVD.

You'll know it "worked" if you can take the disk and boot from it and get into Partition Wizard.
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31 Dec 2011   #8
StickMaker

Windows 7
 
 

hmmm; tried that but all it did was COPY the iso file to the DVD.............. That's no good, is it?
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31 Dec 2011   #9
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StickMaker View Post
Wow; super group of helpful people here; THANKS. OK, I have "pwhe7.iso" on my Desktop. Shall I right-click it and choose "Send to" and then "DVD RW Drive (E)" and put in a DVD-R? I'm just about out of CD-R disks and have lots of these DVD-R disks. (burned an ISO looooong ago and that was different) If I do this, it asks "How do you want to use this disc?" The first option is "Like a USB flash drive."
You can also download and install the highly regarded and very useful (and free) product Imgburn, which will do just what you want and produce the CD from that input ISO file you've downloaded.
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31 Dec 2011   #10
StickMaker

Windows 7
 
 

Before I do that, dsperber, I'd like to continue on the path I'm on 'cause I'm on it now..........

I did manage to burn a DVD from the iso file; it has a "BOOT" folder and a file "desktop.ini" on it. Now I'm stuck; I restarted the computer but that did nothing.
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