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Windows 7: Cannot Extend C: Partition

05 Jun 2009   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I tried creating a 110mb partition and well, yeah.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
You can't extend "backwards" using Windows software.
What do you mean, extend backwards?


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05 Jun 2009   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

Have you tried 'shrinking' the unallocated space? Once done you should then be able to 'extend' the C: partition.

See what options you have for the 'unallocated space'
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05 Jun 2009   #13
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

If unallocated is on left (it is) it can cause you grief. When booting windows looks to the first drive and the first partition first. When you boot do you still get the option to pick vista or win 7? the cleanest option would be to re-install your OS of choice in drive 0 part 0. Then if you want shrink so you can intall whatever on right. Something like this.

Hope this helps some
Ken
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05 Jun 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

>.<
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To the person above, no it does not ask for me to boot into Windows Vista or Windows 7, just boots into seven as normal. :P
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05 Jun 2009   #15
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you haven't already....

1 other option is to boot from the Windows 7 DVD & treat it as if you were installing it. Choose custom and highlight the partition you want to delete and click drive options this will give you the option to delete the partition & create a new 1.

This should re-activate the partition. Exit the installer and you should get the option within Windows to delete it & extend your c: drive.
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05 Jun 2009   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post

What do you mean, extend backwards?
Disk management cannot extend the partition to the left, or "backwards" from it's current position.

Using the Install disc to convert the unallocated space will simply create another partition. You still won't be able to extend.

You need to use something like the free GPARTED or Paragon to extend the partition to the left.

GParted -- Welcome

The other alternative is to delete the C:\ partition and start again.
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05 Jun 2009   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If you haven't already....

1 other option is to boot from the Windows 7 DVD & treat it as if you were installing it. Choose custom and highlight the partition you want to delete and click drive options this will give you the option to delete the partition & create a new 1.

This should re-activate the partition. Exit the installer and you should get the option within Windows to delete it & extend your c: drive.
Yeah tried it just now, didn't work.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Disk management cannot extend the partition to the left, or "backwards" from it's current position.

Using the Install disc to convert the unallocated space will simply create another partition. You still won't be able to extend.

You need to use something like the free GPARTED or Paragon to extend the partition to the left.

GParted -- Welcome

The other alternative is to delete the C:\ partition and start again.

Well now, thats.. odd.. but okay I'll give Paragon a try.
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05 Jun 2009   #18
zillaamer7F

Windows 7 x64 RC1 & Windows 7 x86 build 7100
 
 

OR,
Just boot from win7 DVD & select custom then in drive options delete both patitions & recreate the Partitions as per your choice....
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05 Jun 2009   #19
Orbital Shark

 
 

That would completely distroy the Windows 7 install. It will then need completely re-installing.
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05 Jun 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Well now, thats.. odd.. but okay I'll give Paragon a try.
More like a pita

Depending on how much stuff you have installed, it can take awhile.
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