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Windows 7: Help !!!! Disk partitioning!!!!

05 Mar 2011   #11
andykhatter

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

this is an old laptop of mine and a naive cousin of mine created all these drives. And i never bothered to change it...But now i am having a problem with the disk space on my G:...And i want to extend it....So all i want to do is extend my G:....For that i deleted my E: and now i have a free space of 20GB which i want to merge with my G: which has all the 20GB space occupied!!!! but the extend option when i right click the G: does not HIGHLIGHT!!!!??????? Any solution??


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05 Mar 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello andykhatter, welcome to Seven Forums!



If G: is directly to the right of the Windows 7 Logical drive and it is "Free Space" right click that free space and delete that then you should be able to right click the Windows 7 drive and click "Extend" to add the now unallocated free space from G: to the Windows 7 drive.
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05 Mar 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I just looked at the snip again and it looks like the Windows 7 partition is on a FAT32 file system and all the other Extended/Logical drives are in NTFS file system and they are not compatible and I have no further advice for you as I have almost no experience with the FAT file system.



Edit: I'm going to have a look at the Partition Wizard program to see if that will help, I'll be back after while if you don't get it sorted before that.
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05 Mar 2011   #14
andykhatter

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

yes it is FAT ...is it a problem?....Is it like i can only extend my logical drive if the empty space is immediately right to my drive that i want to extend??
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05 Mar 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm at a loss, I can't even get it to install in FAT32 in VirtualBox, I've asked another member to have a look over here, he has a wider range of experience than I, perhaps he'll have some ideas for you, though I'll have a look at other options in the mean-time.

Keep checking back.
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05 Mar 2011   #16
andykhatter

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks for the efforts!
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05 Mar 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Can you find a Win7 installer to do a clean reinstall following these tips to get the best install? re-install windows 7

If not, back up your files and boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if it will rightclick>Delete all of the partitions besides your C and G partitions, click OK. http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Next rightclick G>Resize and slide the left and right grey borders outward to include all space to the right of the C>partition. Click OK, Apply all steps.

Now restart the computer to see if Win7 will still start.

If not, boot the Win7 Repair CD to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times. Try also the Rebuild MBR function on the Disk tab of PW CD, making sure C is still marked Active. System Repair Disc - Create

If Win7 will still not start, use PW CD to rightclick>Delete C, then rightclick G>Modify>Convert to Primary, then G>Modify>Set to Active, try Rebuild MBR on PW CD again, if necessary run the Repairs again.
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05 Mar 2011   #18
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I'm at a loss, I can't even get it to install in FAT32 in VirtualBox, I've asked another member to have a look over here, he has a wider range of experience than I, perhaps he'll have some ideas for you, though I'll have a look at other options in the mean-time.

Keep checking back.
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Just subscribing to this thread . I am sure I will learn something new from it .
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05 Mar 2011   #19
andykhatter

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I just found the set up of Windows 7 on my system can i reinstall it without the product key?? will it keep me registered?
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05 Mar 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Before you delete the old Windows 7, use this app at the link below to edit out the activation key so you can use that again to activate the new installation; before you do anything make sure you can retrieve the key, it will be 5 sets of 5 letters / numbers that resemble this one below.

G0BUY-TH3S0-FTWAR-3ATMI-CS0FT


SIW - System Information for Windows
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