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Windows 7: Extend Volume on C: Drive grayed out, can't extend volume.

26 Apr 2016   #1
vineweb

windows 8 x64
 
 
Extend Volume on C: Drive grayed out, can't extend volume.

I took my Acer Laptop to the computer shop to get my SSD fixed and when they finished it and got it home i noticed my drives where split into 2 drives of 50GB approximately; C: & D:.
I have been trying to merge or at least give some space to drive C: , but my extend volume button in the partition manager is gray, even tho i have allocated space.
please give me some advice.






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26 Apr 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Disk Management will not do the extension, but Partition Wizard will do it.
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26 Apr 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
A very small drive
As stated free mini tool can do this but in all honesty you need fewer partitions and a larger drive ultimately
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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26 Apr 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suspect this is an SSD. It may be OK for the purpose but it has far too many partitions on it..
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26 Apr 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I suspect this is an SSD. It may be OK for the purpose but it has far too many partitions on it..


It looks like there are 3 Recovery Partitons
Unless they can explain why and show how they work, I wouldn't use or trust that computer shop again
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26 Apr 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have seen that several times recently - the 3 recovery partitions. Seems to be something legit. Not sure I understand how they work together. If you make an image, you will need none of them,.
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26 Apr 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

They are all empty
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27 Apr 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have seen that several times recently - the 3 recovery partitions. Seems to be something legit. Not sure I understand how they work together. If you make an image, you will need none of them,.
It's the first i've seen with 3 recovery partitions.
From the little searching i did, on some systems Windows will create the 3 recovery partitions when upgrading from Win 8 to Win 8.1

The OP specs show Win 8 as the OS.
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27 Apr 2016   #9
vineweb

windows 8 x64
 
 
solved

partition wizard worked cheers guys (y)
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27 Apr 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'd look into this and get rid of all of those useless little partitions,
Gain another gb in the process
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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