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10 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 
Re-allocating partitions

Hi guys, nice forum you have over here. I've been directed here for help previously and many of the threads around here have saved my rear multiple times! I thought it's about time I signed up!

Previously my machine was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It worked fine with no problems until I decided that I didn't use nor want Ubuntu on my machine. Disk space was getting low for my primary partition and I decided it was time to let Ubuntu go. Anyhow long story short I cleared the two partitions that Ubuntu was using through the 'disk management' tool in windows. I didn't think at the time that GRUB would be stored within these partitions and that lead to the problem of being unable to boot anything. I made and used a repair disc via another machine and then restored the bootsector code with it. That fixed the problem of being unable to boot.

Now my problem is that I'm left with around 3-4 GB of wasted space in a partition. I was wondering if this 3-4 GB could be added to my primary storage partition? I've looked everywhere in the disk manager but I can't find anything there. I'm unsure as to if there is some 3rd party software available that could fix this?

Here is a screenshot of my problem -



Thanks for your help!

EDIT - That 70GB partition shall remain undisclosed. Don't ask don't tell

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10 Feb 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello sleezecheeze and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. It has an "Extend Partition" option that lets you move free/unallocated space from any partition on the hard drive to any other partition. The partitions don't even have to be adjacent to one another as in a typical move/resize operation like with disk management. I think this will be able to do exactly what you want.

Extend partition with partition magic software ? MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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10 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello sleezecheeze and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. It has an "Extend Partition" option that lets you move free/unallocated space from any partition on the hard drive to any other partition. The partitions don't even have to be adjacent to one another as in a typical move/resize operation like with disk management. I think this will be able to do exactly what you want.

Extend partition with partition magic software ? MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Thank you Sir!

This looks exactly like the tool I require. I appreciate your help and your extremely quick response!
Downloading and installing now, will report back shortly with results.
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