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19 Sep 2010   #1

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Increasing size of c: partition from free space on hard drive

Hello everyone,

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer about 3 months ago, so i split my 500gb hard drive into 2 big partitions. But now i didn't feel the need for Ubuntu anymore, and decided to delete the partition. Now i have 173GB of free space on my hard drive that i want to put onto my C: drive where my windows partition is.

The problem is the c: drive will not give me the option to extend the partition, and i have no idea how to get that free space on to my windows C: partition.

If you guys could help, that would be great


Btw i have posted a picture of my disk management so you can see what it looks like currently

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19 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello helldemon80, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at Options One & Two in this tutorial at the link below to get an understanding of how to go about what you want to do, it will help you recover any space you need to recover.

As the C: is "System, Active" you would be able to recover into C: the "I: System" partition to the left of C: also.

Be sure to post back if you have further questions and to keep us informed.

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20 Sep 2010   #3


The problem is that you deleted a Logical partition within an Extended partition which creates incompatible Free Space.

Now you need to delete the Extended partition to have it become Unallocated Space which will allow you to extend C into it.

Use Partition Wizard CD linked by BFK above.
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