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Windows 7: Partition Problem?

28 Nov 2010   #1
champ

 
 
Partition Problem?

I use to have 4 partittion on pc and i just shrink one of them to give more space to the other partion, when i right click on the partition tht i want to extend the space it wont give me the extend option. can someone tell me why like this?


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28 Nov 2010   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Can you post a picture of your Disk Management window and also which partition you want to extend.

Jim
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28 Nov 2010   #3
champ

 
 



the blue ones are the partion i want to extened give 100 to windows 7 and 105 to windows xp

and the red is the one i shrinked
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28 Nov 2010   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think you may need to use something like Partition Wizard Bootable CD.
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28 Nov 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You did not say what you wanted to add where. With Disk Management, you can only add the "unallocated" to E. Else it is the program mjf quoted that helps. if you give us more details of your intents, we can post further instructions.
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28 Nov 2010   #6
champ

 
 

i wanna add the unlocated space to 7 and xp dividing it with 100gb to 7 and 105gb to xp
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28 Nov 2010   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The Unallocated partition needs to be next to the one you are expanding. You would have to move E to the right and D to the left so it would look like this:

C Unallocated E D Unallocated F

Then you can expand C to the right and F to the left.

BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. does a great job and also has a bootable disk to run it.

Jim
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28 Nov 2010   #8
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I have but one question, have you backed up all your important files. . .
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28 Nov 2010   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
I have but one question, have you backed up all your important files. . .
IMPORTANT point when fiddling with Partitions with the likes of PW.

The software I linked you to is the same as the one immediately above.

It makes the job so easy you may slip backing up.
Also, PW will allow you to make the 4th partition primary if you like.
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29 Nov 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Back up your files and a Win7 backup image. Download free Partition Wizard bootable CD, left click on ISO file to burn to CD with Windows Image burner.

Boot PW CD, select 1 for screen res, rightclick E Windows Server select Resize, place the cursor in the partition and left click hold while dragging the partition to the right into the Unallocated space by 100gb, OK.

Next rightclick D, Select Resize, place the cursor in the partition and left click hold while dragging the partition to the left to take up the other 105gb of Unallocated space, OK. At this point you can also rightclick D>Modify>Convert to Primary if you want, OK.

Next rightclick F:XP, select Resize, drag left grey border all the way to the left to take up 105gb unallocated space you just placed to its left, OK. Apply all steps.

When the above steps complete correctly, rightclick Win7 partition, select Resize, drag right grey border to the right to take up the 100gb Unallocated space you placed to its right, OK. Apply All Steps.

With the Data Safe box checked, PW will not fail in resizing, however if it cannot complete the resize of Win7 after rebooting, it will start over to attempt again until you abort during intial countdown bailout.
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