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Windows 7: Desperate for C Drive Extension Help

19 Jul 2014   #1
oajulo5827

Windows 7
 
 
Desperate for C Drive Extension Help

I apologize in advance being that I am a novice. (Below is what my situation currently looks like)

Desperate for C Drive Extension Help-drive.png

So this summer i decided to take on beat making. I found a software to download, but unfortunately when I attempted to download the software my computer revealed to me that my (C) Drive was full. I decided that I should extend the c drive by using the disk management on my laptop. I proceeded to shrink the (D) Drive (the Data drive), and created roughly 350gb of free space. Then I right clicked on my (C) Drive in an effort to extend it when to my surprise there was no option for that.

To cut the long story short i googled my problem and found this forum with problems similiar to mine. I discovered that the reason why I cannot extend my (C) drive is because of the green envelope, (which the computer labeled an extended partition), surrounding my unallocated, or "Free space". I have downloaded a partition wizard and done many other things yet i still have no luck with dropping the envelope.

In the picture above is where I am now. I know that my unallocated or "Free space " must be adjacent to the drive I want to extend, and I know how to do that with my partition wizard, but the only question I have is when I finally move the (A) Drive so that my (C) Drive and unallocated or "Free Space" are adjacent, how then do I drop the dark green envelope around the "Free Space" so that I may extend my (C) drive into the "Free Space"!

Help soon would be appreciated!




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19 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need to delete all 3 of those partitions then delete the entire extended partition, then add space to C:

Backup your data 1st, I see no reason to put the page file way over there, probably just makes it slower, keep it with C:

What is the point in having such small partitions ?

The Windows partition should be at least 100 to 150 GBs

DO NOT try to make another Primary Partition with Disk Management, use Partition Wizard.
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19 Jul 2014   #3
RochesterGTA

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Agreed. The free space you seek to add to C: is on an extended partition.
You must delete the extended partition in order to make the free space available to add to C:

Good luck
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19 Jul 2014   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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19 Jul 2014   #5
oajulo5827

Windows 7
 
 

Ok Thank you for even replying to my post. First of all when you say delete the 3 partitions do you mean that I delete the (A), the "free space", and the (D)? If so would I execute this on the drive manager? And the reasoning for my small partitions is a result of my ignorant experimentation.
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19 Jul 2014   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

After resizing be sure to place the pagefile on C:. From a performance standpoint the current location is the worst possible.
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19 Jul 2014   #7
oajulo5827

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
After resizing be sure to place the pagefile on C:. From a performance standpoint the current location is the worst possible.
What do you mean by all this? I apologize for my inexperience so if you could be as detailed as possible that would help alot.
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19 Jul 2014   #8
oajulo5827

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You need to delete all 3 of those partitions then delete the entire extended partition, then add space to C:

Backup your data 1st, I see no reason to put the page file way over there, probably just makes it slower, keep it with C:

What is the point in having such small partitions ?

The Windows partition should be at least 100 to 150 GBs

DO NOT try to make another Primary Partition with Disk Management, use Partition Wizard.
Thanks so much i followed your advice in the partition wizard and it worked!! God bless.
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19 Jul 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Excellent

A page file is a part of your hard drive that acts as memory, called virtual memory.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...%20page%20file

Would you post another shot of disk management if you don`t mind

Your page file is normally with C: Windows, somehow it got moved to the D partition you created, post the shot and we`ll help you further.
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19 Jul 2014   #10
oajulo5827

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Excellent

A page file is a part of your hard drive that acts as memory, called virtual memory.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...%20page%20file

Would you post another shot of disk management if you don`t mind

Your page file is normally with C: Windows, somehow it got moved to the D partition you created, post the shot and we`ll help you further.
Thanks again for helping me. I hope this is what is supposed to look like.

Desperate for C Drive Extension Help-driver-fixed.png


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