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Windows 7: Unallocated Space--Cannot Extend Volume

22 Jul 2014   #1
mayaiz

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
Unallocated Space--Cannot Extend Volume

I just changed my laptop drive from a SSD 180 GB to a 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash hybrid drive. I cloned the old drive successfully and now need to extend the Windows partition to include the unallocated space. When I try to using GParted, the Disk Management tools in Windows, and Magic Partition, I get errors.




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22 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Could you post a shot of disk management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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22 Jul 2014   #3
derekimo

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From the original post...


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22 Jul 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can not extend the windows partition, it has to be next to the unallocated space, but you can make a logical partition with it.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Thank You Derek
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22 Jul 2014   #5
mayaiz

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sorry, however, that was not very helpful. I went with Method Two by first changing the Windows 7 partition to logical, then attempting to Shrink that volume. How, now, does this merge my unallocated and Windows 7 partition???
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22 Jul 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you read post #4 ?

I told you, you cannot merge them because they are not next to each other.

I did not say to make your windows partition Logical. And why did you shrink it ?

Make a Logical Partition out of the unallocated space.

Whatever you do, do not try to make a 5th Primary partition.
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22 Jul 2014   #7
mayaiz

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I followed the link that you posted.

The only way that I can create a new partition out of the unallocated space is by converting two other partitions from Primary to Logical.

I can also delete the Hibernation (8 GB SSD) partition and the Lenovo Recovery partition, then easily expand the Windows partition; however, I'd have have to recreate both of those.
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22 Jul 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

How exactly was the Lenovo Recovery partition transferred to the new HD, because unless you've tested it chances are it will not boot. I also have never heard of an 8gb flash partition so don't know what it would provide except useless confusion. To have a hybid chip to speed up a hard drive requires at least 32gb and is a hidden page file partition. So maybe you can explain those two partitions as they seem like they may be dispensable which would allow you to delete them to extend C easily.

If not once we understand exactly how Recovery is bootable and the 8gb works, we can still show you how to extend C using the unallocated space even if partitions are in the way. How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. But we need to know more about those two last partitions first.
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23 Jul 2014   #9
mayaiz

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I cloned my last drive onto this one using Clonezilla.

I am able to press F11 on boot in order to access the Lenovo Recovery partition. Since it is not dispensible, I'd like to keep it.

I had assumed that the 8 GB "Hibernation Partition" was the 8 GB SSD on the hybrid drive. This is probably not the case. It was likely cloned from the SSD drive.

I do not get the option to take space from "unallocated" as shown in the video. However, if I change the Lenovo Recovery partition to logical and delete the "Hibernation" partition (since I cannot change it to logical), it appears in the drop down as an option.
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23 Jul 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

The Recov partition may not boot if you convert it to Logical or move it by extended C into the Unallocated. Better to create a Data partition in the Unallocated space unless you want to test if the changes you discussed will work for Recovery.

Be sure to recreate the Hiberfile on C where it normally is, by disabling and then re-enabling Hibernate. How did it get on that partition? Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Not only is the Lenovo Recovery partition dispensible as I've done on mine, but the install it contains is a bloated factory preinstall which is the worst install of Win7 one can have and which no tech enthusiast would run. I would strongly consider starting fresh with the best install possible following Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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