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Windows 7: How can i extend my primary partition?

20 Jan 2009   #1
beckhamstef

windows 7
 
 
How can i extend my primary partition?

Well, it's all in the title . How can i extend it? It seems i can extend only my secondary one. I must not be getting something... Help!


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20 Jan 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You might want to check out Brinks tutorials on deleting and extending a partition.
Disk Management - Delete and Extend - Vista Forums
Disk Management - Shrink Partition - Vista Forums
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20 Jan 2009   #3
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello beckhamstef,

In addition to what Airbot has posted you might want to take a look at this thread. resizing new partition

This caused me problems as you will see. I had to reinstall the OS so just did the resize then, but the best bet is third party partitioning software. There is a basic free program listed there (third post). This is the only way to do it if you have data on the partition to the right of the partition you want to extend.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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20 Jan 2009   #4
beckhamstef

windows 7
 
 

I've got it on x64... Can you suggest another freeware partitioning program that won't delete my data?
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20 Jan 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I think they have a 30 day trial for the 64 bit supported. Most 32 bit software will work on 64 bit though. You should have good backups of your data before doing something like this anyway. Especially for the first time.

Gary
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20 Jan 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window?

Also The Easeus Partition Manager Pro trial version doesn't allow batch operations - which I suspect is what you need to do.

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20 Jan 2009   #7
beckhamstef

windows 7
 
 

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I want to extend my C to 30-35.
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20 Jan 2009   #8
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

At first you should "shrink" D:, so that there's free space left.
Then , you will have the option to Extend C:, provided that the file system on both is NTFS.

I'm not sure you can shrink the logical partition and get free space on the left, though. Give it a try
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20 Jan 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

I don't believe Disk Management will allow you to extend or shrink an Extended partition ( the green rectangle ).

Unless you want to delete the Extended partition, you may need to use a 3rd party app. like Paragon Partition Manager , to convert it into a Primary partition.

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20 Jan 2009   #10
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi limneos,

After shrinking the unallocated space, it is to the right of the D partition as the 9 mb unallocated space is now on his disk. Still can't extend the C partition to that. According to the help files you would only be able to create a 'spanned volume'. I suppose you could create another partition out of the unallocated space, move all your files to that partition and the delete the D partition to create unallocated space next to the C partition and then extend. This is how I understand it. If I'm not understanding right please explain.

Thanks,
Gary

Edit: I just successfully shrunk a logical partition.
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