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Windows 7: Unable to extend C: partition

19 Sep 2011   #1
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Unable to extend C: partition

Okay. I recently created a 100GB partition for Windows 8. I then realised I would only need 50GB so I shrunk it by 50GB leaving me 50GB unallocated space. I then tried to use this as a partition for Ubuntu. Unfortunately, this was an 'extended partition' of the W8 one so I am unable to put any other OS's on it.

I've tried deleting the partition but it doesn't let me extend my C: partition. I can extend the W8 partition just fine. I'd prefer to solve this without uninstalling W8, deleting both partitions and starting again. I've attached a screenshot of my Disk Management if it helps at all.

I hope I've explained this alright. If you need any additional details, I'll be be glad to provide them.

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19 Sep 2011   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You can't extend your C partition because the windows 8 partition is between it and the free space. I believe it has to be continuous space (side by side) for that to work.
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19 Sep 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can only Extend C: if you delete W:.

How to delete Win 8.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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19 Sep 2011   #4
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Right. So there's nothing I can really do short of deleting the W8 partition and starting again? And after I do that, can I still make another partition for Ubuntu? What I mean is, can I have two partitions; one for W8, one of Ubuntu?
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19 Sep 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Windows will not let you expand a partition into unallocated space except the space that is to the IMMEDIATE RIGHT of the partition being extended. Use Partition Wizard boot cd to resize partitions per choice. Make sure any important data is backed up.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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19 Sep 2011   #6
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Okay, so Partition Wizard will let me extend C:?
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19 Sep 2011   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Okay, so Partition Wizard will let me extend C:?
No. First extend Win8 partition to the right into the existing unallocated space either in windows or via PW. Then in PW shrink the win8 partition from the left to create unallocated space between the win7 partition and the win8 partition. Then extend win7 partition to the unallocated space to the immediate right.
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19 Sep 2011   #8
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ah, okay. Then create a partition for Ubuntu to the immediate right of the C: partition?
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19 Sep 2011   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Ah, okay. Then create a partition for Ubuntu to the immediate right of the C: partition?
Ya, if thats what you want.
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19 Sep 2011   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

One note on Partition Wizard: Use the bootable CD (ISO), not the free edition you install on the hard drive.
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