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Windows 7: Extending Boot Partition


09 May 2009   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Extending Boot Partition

I have Windows 7 on a Partition with 37.22 GB and Unallocated space with 37.31 GB. I want to extend the Windows 7 Partition to the Unallocated space. Is there any way to extend the current/boot partition? I tried diskpart but obviously that won't work I guess since I read later that you can't do it on the boot partition? Then how else are you supposed to do it?

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09 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vintagesierra View Post
I have Windows 7 on a Partition with 37.22 GB and Unallocated space with 37.31 GB. I want to extend the Windows 7 Partition to the Unallocated space. Is there any way to extend the current/boot partition? I tried diskpart but obviously that won't work I guess since I read later that you can't do it on the boot partition? Then how else are you supposed to do it?
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09 May 2009   #3

Windows XP
 
 

I have followed that. The partition I want to extend is to the right of the unallocated space and when I right click it, I cannot select extend. I followed the instructions in disk part with the commands and it will not extend.
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09 May 2009   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Download GPARTED. It's FREE and works great.
boot from the live cd. Screenshot shown
you can move, re-size, copy. delete create etc partitions at will.
GParted -- Download
Cheers

jimbo


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09 May 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You will need a 3rd party partition program.

You could move the partitions to get the unallocated space on the right.


However, I would use the "Copy" function to copy your 7 partition into the unallocated space.

Mark the new partition as Active, then run startup repair ( or the command line, or Easybcd) to make a bcd entry for the new partition.

Reboot - check in Disk Management that it is listed as the "System"partition.

You no longer need the original partition 7 was first installed on - you can delete it and extend the new 7 partition.

You can use the bootable partition manager linked at the top of this tutorial:

Dual Boot using free partitioning software - Vista Forums

Hope it helps
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10 May 2009   #6
Jdz

Windows 7 X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Download GPARTED. It's FREE and works great.
boot from the live cd. Screenshot shown
you can move, re-size, copy. delete create etc partitions at will.
GParted -- Download
Cheers

jimbo
Definitely recommend using GPARTED, I used this as my first time in creating a new partition to install Windows 7 on and it was all pretty straight forward and worked without a hitch.
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22 Sep 2009   #7

win 7 64bit
 
 

i used partizionwizard and worked like a charm...
its a free program
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