Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil
Well... It wont let me extend my X: drive, Only will let me extend my C: drive.. I'll show screen's. Im on my Vista when taking this :P I dont kno how to take the screen shot of me right-clicking my X: drive, using the sniping tool. Maybe this lil' issue will show it? Attachment 23959
See how my C: drive says System Boot and Pagefile.. etc. etc.
my X: Drive says none of that, it only says Healthy Partition. Any Idea wuts up?
The currently booted OS will show that it is the "System Boot and Pagefile.. etc. etc.", thats Vista now, when you boot into Windows 7 it will then show it's drive as "System Boot and Pagefile.. etc. etc.". Windows 7 will call itself drive C: also. At least it does on mine.
This has no effect as to where the partition is physically on Disk0. That will not change.
Actually haven't tried this on Windows 7, but previous windows including Vista, Disk management will not 'extend' a partition to the left, only to the right. This is why X: won't go to the left. As far as I could tell, MS disk management is restricted due to anti-trust suits.
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Works on 32 and 64 bit and Windows 7. I used it to move my OS partitions and it worked flawlessly.
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Download some of the help and how to info from the Partition Wizard home page. It will explain everything.
It's quite easy to run. You can select the moves you want to do, see what they will look like, then close all open programs except Partition Wizard, and then click "Apply" and it will shut down your OS and preform the changes and restart your OS, complete them and it's done.