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Windows 7: Issues expanding C partition into Free Space

09 Apr 2013   #1
nbontrager

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Issues expanding C partition into Free Space

Previously I had installed Ubuntu on my laptop but, after running into some issues, had to remove it. After the partition process I ended up with the original partitions the computer came with and a lot of unallocated free space. However, the Windows 7 Disk Management tool will not allow me to expand any of the drives. I would like to enlarge the C partition to use all the available free space but after searching through various threads and articles I cannot figure out how to do so. A screen shot is attached, thanks for any help.




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09 Apr 2013   #2
mcbeat257

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi, welcome to seven forums!
under programs and features, there should be an uninstall file to ubuntu.
Also under system>advanced settings there should be somewhere where you can allocate this.

Hope this helps!
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09 Apr 2013   #3
theog

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The partitions need to be unallocated.

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
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09 Apr 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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The 393GB free space and the LENOVO partition have a dark green border. LENOVO is logical partition. Together they are in the EXTENDED partition. Just download Partition Wizard HOME. Now run it and do:

right click C and do move/resize. Make it as large as you want. Now click apply
How to resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 or Windows XP/7/Vista with partition magic manager software? Move/Resize Partition Help.
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09 Apr 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Excellent advice K
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09 Apr 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Linux is already gone. He boots succesfully in win7 so Error 0xc0000225 on boot isn't the issue as well. The light green space is unallocated space so not a volume at all.
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09 Apr 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, and you should be able to shrink the unallocated extended from windows if you wanted, correct ?
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09 Apr 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes, and you should be able to shrink the unallocated extended from windows if you wanted, correct ?
In win7 you can only shrink and extend to the right side....not to the left side. Only volumes can be shrunk or extended.... not partitions as far as I know. Most of the time you format a partition.... so make it a volume.
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