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Windows 7: Can't extend partitions. Can i merge them?

17 Aug 2012   #1
Intsu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't extend partitions. Can i merge them?

Hy guys,

I noticed few days after installing the windows that my C drive is only 78 GB. So i went to computer managment to check things and i noticed, that my 850GB's are in nowhere. I can't extend C drive, and I can't extend this "Primary partition"
So my question is, can i merge these things. I really don't want to reinstall windows because i've done it like 3 times in this week :S.
I don't want to mess something up myself so i wait here some pro's to anwser

I've done these pictures too..
http://www.upload.ee/image/2603741/part1.png
http://www.upload.ee/image/2603742/part2.png

Hope you guys respond soon.
Best,
Intsu


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17 Aug 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You can try either one of these...to add the partitions back to C: drive.

Partition or Volume - Extend

Windows 7 - How to Delete and Combine Partitions - YouTube
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17 Aug 2012   #3
Intsu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WEll there's the problem.. I can't extend them and both links show how to extend..
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17 Aug 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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17 Aug 2012   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

These are from the first post,



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17 Aug 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Do you pay any attention to your partitioning or where you install Win7 when you install? You've made a mess of it, installing randomly to some Logical partition which cannot even host the System boot files so it placed them on the huge Primary partition at left.

Better to reinstall and get it right as I doubt whether you even came close to following the best practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Delete all partitions and create new ones as you wish or just click Next and the installer will do it for you.

To keep the mess you have you'd need to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to convert C to Primary, Resize the 755gb partition down to around a 200mb System Reserved partition meant to contain System files, then resize C to the left to take up the shrink space.
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

But we can't even see if you have other content on the 755 gb partition since you didn't show us the used space columns in the top listings. If you use it for storage then you can resize it larger for that purpose, but if you want to Delete it then you'll need to move the System boot files into C first by Marking C Partition Active and running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until C holds the System flag.

Let us know how you wish to proceed exactly using these options I've given you.
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17 Aug 2012   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Greg is right, if you have your windows 7 dvd, do the install again and this time delete your exsisting partitions.
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18 Aug 2012   #8
Intsu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So finally i reinstalled windows. Now, I have a big 1Tb C'drive Where is windows and all bunch of files.

Are there any suggestions how to partition these or is there any point of doing that?
Greg, yeah i don't know anything about disk managment.
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18 Aug 2012   #9
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

No point in partitioning IMO.
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18 Aug 2012   #10
Intsu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok man. Leaving like it is adding to "solved"

Dude's who are finding this thread with the same problem.. Reinstall is only option. + look at Greg's post.
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