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Windows 7: want to extend primary partition to

24 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7 32bit
want to extend primary partition to

Running out of space and I'd like to extend my primary (C) partition to the next drive (D) but in computer management D is listed as "Page file, Logical drive" and it will not allow me to delete it.
Would moving page file from D to E partition allow me to extend C into D? If so, how do I move page file in Windows 7 to another partition?

If I can't do this in Windows natively does someone have a suggestion on 3rd party software?

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24 Oct 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Yes you can move the page file to C partition, reboot, and then delete the D partition.

The place to move the page file is under My Computer > properties > advanced > performance > advanced > virtual memory

Make sure nothing important is on D partition before you delete it.

If you need some more help, let us know.
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24 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7 32bit

I'd changed it hundred of times in XP, but for some reason I wasn't hitting "set" so I figured there might be another trick :/ thanks for verifying I wasn't going crazy.

So the second part of my question, the option to "extend" C when right clicking on it is blocked out. I'd like to have extend it into the free space, is my only option third party software now? thanks
Here's a pic:
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24 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi bounce,

You cannot extend a primary partition (blue bar) into an extended partition (green bar and border), even if it is showing free space as per your image above. Can you repost your image, only this time can we see ALL of the disk layout so that we can perhaps offer you a workaround or better advice on achieving what you want. It is possible that a 3rd party tool might be able to do this, but unfortunately I have no experience of such tools, and have only used the ones built into the OS.
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24 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 32bit

After free space (where D was before I deleted) as in image there is E and I'm almost positive I can't extend primary into it. I have experience with partition magic, but I'm not sure that's the best thing to use with Windows 7, anyone have a recommendation? thanks
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24 Oct 2009   #6

XP, Seven, 2008R2

you can give this free one a try:

BEST FREE Partition Manager for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

what you will need to try first is to shrink the size of the extended partition. If that works, you can extend the size of the primary one.
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24 Oct 2009   #7

windows 7 32bit

the only thing I'm able to do in the un formatted space is create a new partition, unfortunately there isn't an option to shrink when right-clicking.
thanks for the link, I'll read up about it.
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