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Windows 7: add unallocated space on one hdd (Extend greyed out)

07 Mar 2015   #1
quackchung

windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
add unallocated space on one hdd (Extend greyed out)

Hi all

I've just got rid of my Samsung recovery partition data and made the space unallocated. I want to add this free space to the C;\Drive partition, but the extend option on the context menu for C is greyed out.

I assume it's because there is a tiny partition in-between the other two, please see image.
unallocated space to be taken up by C, Drive.jpg

Could someone give me some advice on how to do this please?




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07 Mar 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, you have to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Windows won't do it. Get the .iso from here:

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

How to resize partition freely in 64 bit Windows operating systems?
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07 Mar 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Use free Partition Wizard from the above link.

You can't do it with Windows Disk Management because the unallocated space is to the left of C. The tiny partition in between doesn't make any difference. Windows Disk Management would work ONLY if the unallocated space was immediately adjacent and to the right of C.
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07 Mar 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Ignatz, since he wants to extend the C partition, he has to use the bootable CD - I think.
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07 Mar 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Ignatz, since he wants to extend the C partition, he has to use the bootable CD - I think.
You might be right. Or does the regular version just make the change on the next boot, like checkdisk?

I'm not sure either.
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07 Mar 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In any case, the CD is the safe route.
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07 Mar 2015   #7
quackchung

windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
autoplay?

Hi guys thanks for the replies.

I downloaded the iso file in the top link "mini tool partition wizard" it downloaded "pwfree9.iso"

I then mounted it using gizmo and ticked "autoplay afterwards" but it doesn't. There's no .exe file to start the program so I can burn a cd/dvd bootable disc using the program.

I even burnt the iso image and tried accessing an ,exe from disc with no joy either!

What am I doing wrong?...Thanks
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07 Mar 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to boot the PC with the burnt CD. Shut the PC off and on power-on tap F12 or ESC or whatever it says on the splash screen to change the temporary boot sequence. The select the CD/DVD reader with the up/down keys and hit Enter. When the PW screen comes on, select the left side - see picture.


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07 Mar 2015   #9
quackchung

windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
not working

Hi

I booted up with the disc but got stuck, as I guessed I had to merge the partitions together, but the prog says it won't work with "Home"! Please see images. (Looks as if I have to pay for the program


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07 Mar 2015   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The unallocated space is NOT a partition.

You want to ADD that space to a partition.

You aren't trying to MERGE anything.

Explore the menus to discover how to add space to or expand a partition, NOT merge.
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