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Windows 7: [Disk Management] Unable to Extend Partition

07 Jan 2013   #1
ramyomar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[Disk Management] Unable to Extend Partition

Hello Experts,
My hard drive is partitioned as shown in the attached screenshot. I am trying to extend the D:\ drive to include all the unallocated space after it, but the Extend option is dimmed. I am on an HP laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate (not the OEM Home Edition). I appreciate if someone would please help me to fix this.

Ramy




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07 Jan 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

You could do it this way......

Create a folder on the desktop of C: (Windows) then copy and paste all the data from D: to it. It will fit.

After you verify it all copied ok, then you can......

Delete the D partition down to unallocated space. Create a new partition from all of the unallocated space.

Copy the folder back to D and verify, if happy, delete the folder from C.
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07 Jan 2013   #3
ramyomar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks AddRAM for the quick response... I am currently following your advice... My data is being copied to the C: now.
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07 Jan 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Post a shot of disk management when you`re done
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07 Jan 2013   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You have to select the unallocated section to add that back to the D drive.
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07 Jan 2013   #6
ramyomar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Post a shot of disk management when you`re done
Good idea... Here it is (attached)... I reserved 100GB for a couple of virtual machine files I'll be creating shortly


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07 Jan 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Excellent

A note for the future. Don`t ever try to change that Logical drive to a primary partition using windows. It will turn your disk to dynamic ( you don`t want that ) a lot of people make that mistake. If you ever wanted to turn it primary, use Partition Wizard.

But you are fine the way it is. Great job
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07 Jan 2013   #8
ramyomar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure I don't use the Windows Disk Management to change my logical partition into primary.
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