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Windows 7: the partition with windows 7 is full. how to enlarge

20 Aug 2013   #1
arthos

32 bit vista and 7
 
 
the partition with windows 7 is full. how to enlarge

i have vista and windows 7 on my computer but i did,nt make partition J big enough for windows 7.
vista is on drive C.(162gb free)
i presume partition D is recovery for vista ?(11.1gb of 19.9 free )
new volume f just hold a fewfilms.(786gb free)
J is now full.?(.5GB of 15.6 free)(just deleted some photos)
can you advise what to do to make partition J bigger ?
regards
arthos




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20 Aug 2013   #2
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You've got plenty room on Disk1 so why don't you reinstall win7 on that disk.
Repartition it, and make ie. 100gB primary partition for system and programs, then make two logical partitions, one for data and the other for backup. Just a thought...
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20 Aug 2013   #3
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I've got two tutorials for you: Shrink partition (the bigger one) when running Windows 7 and extend partition (the smaller one) when running Vista.

Enlarge the windows 7 partition to at least 30 GB.

The above makes sense too. If you want to move the current windows 7 to the other disk, move the movies out of it, and then follow this tutorial to move windows 7 on it.
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20 Aug 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

It appears you installed Win7 on the tiny J drive from C. We know J is the one booted by the presence of the Boot flag. Normally Win7 will always be on C when it is correctly installed from boot and not from another OS.

You must have run the WIn7 installer from C and installed another copy to J. Do you have a Dual Boot menu when you start your PC?

You need to start over and reinstall Win7, this time correctly booting the installer, choose Custom Install, then at Steps 7 and 8 in Clean Install Windows 7 delete all partitions, create and format a new one or just highlight the Unallocated space you've created to click Next for installer to do it for you.

In addition read over these steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which will help you remember everything to prepare, do the install correctly this time, then set it up with the tools and methods that work best.

If you don't mind Win7 being on J then you can download and burn to CD with Windows Image Burner free Partition Wizard, boot CD to follow these video steps How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard on your J partition choosing the free space in C. However it is very irregular and not recommended to have your System Boot files on a data partition.
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21 Aug 2013   #5
arthos

32 bit vista and 7
 
 

hi no offence to anyone else but i tried BOBAFETT first cos it looked the easiest
BOB i shrunk boot C down to 392 gb and got 37 gb unallocated.but part J can only shrink not expand ?
so i formatted the new I part to ntfs. but still in part J the expand function is greyed out in vista and windows 7.
so how to expand windows 7 in partition J ?
regards
arthos
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21 Aug 2013   #6
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Meh, it's still detecting it as system partition. Easiest way is doing it with another program.

Download and install this, (on Windows 7 is better but should work on Vista too) then make sure there is unallocated space on the disk (delete the new partition you made in the unallocated space), and expand the j partition. (select the partition and on the panel on the left you see all things you can do with it)

When you selected all operations you want to do, click on the Apply button in the upper left corner.
This will begin the re-partitioning operation. What you did before is not done until you click on Apply.
If you screwed up you can remove operations by clicking on the Undo button, with Discard all the operations are removed from the list.

It will popup a small window and say that it needs to reboot. Click Ok when you are ready to do so. Then it will reboot and do its thing (might take a while). Then will reboot again and you will have your normal boot screen again.
Should now have a bigger windows 7 partition.
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21 Aug 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Viscon View Post
You've got plenty room on Disk1 so why don't you reinstall win7 on that disk.
Repartition it, and make ie. 100gB primary partition for system and programs, then make two logical partitions, one for data and the other for backup. Just a thought...
This is exactly what I was going to suggest, no sense even messin with the J partition, it should be deleted and joined to C.
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21 Aug 2013   #8
arthos

32 bit vista and 7
 
 
expanding partition of windows 7

since last reply i have moved files off volume k which is now empty.
so as i see it i have 37gb on disk 0 which i cant expand J (windows 7 OS ) into.?
or can i move windows 7 to disk1 volume K ?
note vista was origonal OS, then medion later gave me windows 7 .so now have dual boot system.
i mainly use vista ,but when i went to update windows 7,there was not enough room.
hense the need to make J partition bigger.
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21 Aug 2013   #9
arthos

32 bit vista and 7
 
 
partition

sorry its getting very confusing .
if i delete J i will have no windows 7, i only have recovery disk for windows 7
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21 Aug 2013   #10
arthos

32 bit vista and 7
 
 

{delete the new partition you made in the unallocated space), and expand the j partition:}

in disk management

i have deleted the 37gb partition and it shows up as UNALLOCATED

but J volume still has the expand volume greyed out i cant expand
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