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Windows 7: Can't figure out extending a disk partition

15 Aug 2015   #1
Naruhodou

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Can't figure out extending a disk partition

Hello,

I'm trying to extend drive E or preferably F here but am getting this warning:


As far as I know, this is supposed to appear when I'm trying to create more than 4 partitions, but as you can see, there are only 3 on Disk 2.

I tried Googling this issue for a while but still can't find a solution. I have been seeing people on Seven Forums advise others NOT to make it dynamic (as opposed to basic), and likewise I don't want to do that. So I prefer not to have to click "Yes."

Also, I have AOMEI Partition Assistant (third-party partition program) but would like to use it as a last resort if possible so that I can rely on stock Windows functions only.

Any idea what could be the issue? Thanks!


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15 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You'd have better luck with mini tool,
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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15 Aug 2015   #3
Naruhodou

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You'd have better luck with mini tool,
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
Thanks ThrashZone.

Before I resort to third-party software if at all possible (I have one already), I hope to figure out the root issue... because I don't see a reason Windows would try to force me to convert my disk to dynamic.
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15 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well extending E is not going to be an option because you have files on F I would guess can't tell because you didn't include the top section of how much space is used and how much is available,
Windows will not move partitions to the right unless it's all unallocated space

Doing a shrink volume will result in the unallocated space showing on the right end but that only if the partition is on the right end of the disk
It will fail in the middle or the first partition.

Mini tool will resize any partition either direction.
The error is just sending the wrong message
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29 Aug 2015   #5
Naruhodou

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

ThrashZone, just wanted to update you and say that I finally got around to using AOMEI to manipulate my partitions as desired. Thanks for your advice
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29 Aug 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi no problem and thanks for the update,
Yea windows will not rewrite data unless you copy or cut and paste somewhere else kind of annoying
Cheers.
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