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Windows 7: Help with Extending Volume in Windows 7

11 Apr 2012   #11
yellowjacket03

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Disk management will not extend a partition to the left, only to the right. To do what you want, you will need to use free Partition Wizard. The Partition Wizard tutorial will explain.
I have created a system image, and backed up my files (using Windows 7 Backup and Restore tools) to an external hard drive. I have also created the free Partition Wizard boot disk. I've looked at the Partition Wizard tutorial, but not sure which of the options (1,2 or 3) in the tutorial apply to what I am trying to do.

I want to make the partition C: larger, by merging the C: partition with the 10.0 GB of unallocated space shown to the left of C:. Do I need to "Merge" these two partitions or do I want to "Move/Resize" one of these partitions? If I need to "Move/Resize", which one should I resize? Can I simply make C: larger or do I need to shrink the 10 GB of unallocated space first?

Option 3 in the tutorial looked like they were shrinking a partition that was to the right of the Primary partition labeled W_7_Ultimate to make room to the right so that they could extend the W_7_Ultimate towards the right. I'm trying to expand towards the left.




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11 Apr 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Boot PW CD, rightclick C to Resize, drag left border to the left to take up the Unallocated space, click OK, then Apply.

The 2gb partition is too small to be a Recovery partition. Rightclick on it in Disk Mgmt to post back a screenshot of its contents if you want. Same with the OEM partition which is likely the Dell Diagnostics.
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14 Apr 2012   #13
yellowjacket03

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Thank you all for your help. The partition wizard worked great. That 2GB partition to the right is a partition for Dell's Media Direct OS. I haven't used it so I'll probably get rid of it.
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14 Apr 2012   #14
BarryBGB

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional & Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I use Easeus partition manager. There is a free version called home edition.
I used that before buying the pro version but the free will merge andshould move the partions as well without losing data.
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14 Apr 2012   #15
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

QED (Quite Easily Done). Congratulations. Now please mark the thread as solved.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yellowjacket03 View Post
Thank you all for your help. The partition wizard worked great. That 2GB partition to the right is a partition for Dell's Media Direct OS. I haven't used it so I'll probably get rid of it.
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