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Windows 7: resizing new partition

13 Jan 2009   #11
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Nothing. As I said in the second post, its already done.

But for the sake of gaining knowledge, lets say that I wanted to add all of E into G. At this point 'extend volume' is greyed out.

Gary


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13 Jan 2009   #12
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

He probably wants to resize C: (7000X64)...

You must first shrink one of the other partitions on the right so you can have available space to resize c: ...
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25 Jan 2009   #13
Tails5

Windows 7 RC 64-bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

To add the space in E into G, E would have to be deleted so it was unallocated space, and positioned to the immediate right of G
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Nothing. As I said in the second post, its already done.

But for the sake of gaining knowledge, lets say that I wanted to add all of E into G. At this point 'extend volume' is greyed out.

Gary
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25 Jan 2009   #14
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tails5 View Post
To add the space in E into G, E would have to be deleted so it was unallocated space, and positioned to the immediate right of G
Yup
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19 Dec 2009   #15
win7er

Windows 7
 
 

there is another topic about resizing partition on Windows 7 Resize partition in 7...
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23 Dec 2009   #16
JMc

Windows 7
 
 

Hi everyone. New member here. I have a similar problem. I upgraded from Vista after Vista failed and could not be repaired and basically installed the Windows 7 operating system in my C: partition, which is only 12 gigs. I have over 150 gigs available on the D: partition, but when I go to shrink it so I can expand the C partition, it only says I have 2 gigs available to shrink. I'm stuck for what to do. Any ideas would be welcome, because I literally have about 50 megs left on my C: drive and the reminder messages about it are driving me crazy. Ideally, I'd love to eliminate the partition altogether without destroying my data. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance! Will the free version of Easues or whatever that is allow me to gain more partition space in C:?
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23 Dec 2009   #17
ruggb

windows 7
 
 

IMHO, the safest way to do it is to copy all of D: someplace else temporarily.
Then delete D: and resize C:
I have had bad luck in the past with partition magic in resizing. It may have been cockpit trouble but..... My system is set up with 80GB for C: and the rest on D:
I have 32GB used But I have it configured so most programs are loaded on D: and data and config files are stored on D: also.

The reason being that if the OS needs reinstall I can do a clean install and have all my data and configs to rebuild it. Other than reinstall of software things are pretty easy.

NOTE HOWEVER, since MS hasn't figured out that this is a much better way to do things, configuring it is not for the casual user.
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23 Dec 2009   #18
JMc

Windows 7
 
 

Quick follow up. The free version of that Easeus program worked perfectly. I was able to decrease my D: partition by 10 gigs and give it to my cramped C: drive. Thanks much!!!
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29 Dec 2009   #19
JMc

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, Easeus works GREAT. I actually went back and increased the size of my c: partition again from about 26 gigs to 160 gigs. Easeus worked fast and made the whole thing very easy.
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29 Dec 2009   #20
gregrocker

 

Safest choice is Disk Management. You should be able to use it if you are a User Administrator. You can shrink one partition and then expand another, but only to the right.

For the exceptions we have found free Partition Wizard CD works best for resizing partitions in Win7, and have used it here for over 100 dual boot extractions.

If you will post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map, using the snipping tool in Start Menu and attaching file using paper clip in reply box, then we can advise you better. Tell us exactly what you would like to do, and we'll give you the steps.

Resizing operations can fail so you'll need to back up your files and create a Win7 backup image stored externally so you can start over if necessary.
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