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Windows 7: Extend Volume is greyed out.


14 Jun 2011   #1

32 bit windows 7
 
 
Extend Volume is greyed out.

someone give me the solution to this problem cause it is driving me crazy, i do not care about losing data, third party... whatever it takes.
-how do I move the unallocated space from disk 1 to disk 0?
(Screenshot)
http://i52.tinypic.com/2zzrpg9.jpg

thank you.


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14 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jobean777 View Post
someone give me the solution to this problem cause it is driving me crazy, i do not care about losing data, third party... whatever it takes.
-how do I move the unallocated space from disk 1 to disk 0?
(Screenshot)
http://i52.tinypic.com/2zzrpg9.jpg

thank you.

There is no simple way to do it. You can set up a raid and span the disks if you mobo supports it but there are costs.

Why do you want to?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jobean777 View Post
-how do I move the unallocated space from disk 1 to disk 0?
(Screenshot)
http://i52.tinypic.com/2zzrpg9.jpg
I'm not sure I follow what you're trying to achieve.

Your current 350GB Disk0 has your "system reserved" and your Windows 7 boot partitions. The boot manager files in "system reserved" currently understands that the second C partition on that drive (using the remainder of the drive) is where Windows 7 is located, and since it's a 1-OS environment just auto-boots there without presenting a boot manager menu.

Your current 350GB Disk1 is "brand new?" and has nothing on it. All unallocated.

Are you trying to swap your Windows 7 partition off of the current Disk0 and put it on Disk1, thus freeing up the current 335GB on Disk0 for new data partitions yet to be created?? I would think there's no way to do that absent a reinstall of Windows 7, so that the Windows 7 install actually builds a new Windows 7 partition this time on what is your second hard drive.

If you leave the first hard drive (i.e. current Disk0) as "hard disk #1" in the BIOS, re-format that first hard drive (or "delete all partitions", say using Partition Wizard) before starting the Windows 7 reinstall, I would think you'd still get the "system reserved" (as "active" and "primary") on that first hard drive, and then the Windows 7 partition would be built on the second drive. Then the remainder of the first hard drive would now be "unallocated" and you'd be where you want to be, if I understand your "swap" goal.

What is the purpose of ending up with that configuration... "system reserved" on your first hard drive and Windows 7/C on your second hard drive??

Please explain what your real "swap" goal is.
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