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Windows 7: Move Windows 7

09 Aug 2009   #11
CTerrian

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Can you post an image showing your drive layout in Disk Management? The following is from my system, just to give you an idea of the information required.
Sure thing! As you can see, I just took 22.56 GB of unallocated from the "D:" drive. And I just burned G-Parted Live to the CD-Rom. Diskmgmt refuses to expand the available space to the "C:" drive.




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09 Aug 2009   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The reason why you cannot expand C into the Unallocated space is because it is not contiguous. You can only expand a partition into unallocated space that lies to its immediate right. Other tools might be able to do this, but the only tool that I have experience of is the built-in one, which does not permit this. Sorry.
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09 Aug 2009   #13
Snufffed

 

Recommend you get install and use Acronic Disk Director. This will allow you to expand the BOOT Drive. It will lock the data, boot to DOS, complete the job, then allow you to have a larger C: partition.
Windows diskmanagement software suks.
I use Acronis Disk Director , have had NO PROBLEMS. Highly Recommend
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09 Aug 2009   #14
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

uuuuhhh, lost a lot of data once that way. It's a bit like anticonception, it works 95% of the time but you are in sh*tcreek if you're in the 5%.

be sure to have a total backup.
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09 Aug 2009   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You could always try this EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008 Server. Free for home users. Note that the free version (Home Edition) supports 32-bit only, for 64-bit support you will need to buy the Professional Edition. Note that it does not specifically mention W7, however there is no reason why it won't work. Also please note that you use tools like this AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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09 Aug 2009   #16
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Recommend you get install and use Acronic Disk Director. This will allow you to expand the BOOT Drive. It will lock the data, boot to DOS, complete the job, then allow you to have a larger C: partition.
Windows diskmanagement software suks.
I use Acronis Disk Director , have had NO PROBLEMS. Highly Recommend
As I have mentioned earlier, I have been testing Acronis all during the Win7 Beta and prior to. I have never had any loss. Not that It can not happen, but AS OF TODAY. I hae had NO LOSS of data either on increasing or decreasing, moving, or what ever term you want to USE.
Yes, I also want it know. when doing this; I DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO OTHER STUFF. I have also used Acronis True Image v 12. formated current drive, reinstalled back to Vista SP2, upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate RTM. Formatted and restored the last Win7 Clean install,
Yes, I do have current Full Images of:
1. Vista SP2 -18005.
2. Vista SP2-upgraded to Win7 RTM
3. Clean install Win7 RTM
I do recommend if you are NOOBIE with any program. Do a Full complete BACKUP of your current system.
Read all the instructions, print out the instructions, due to WOOPs I forgot what the hell it said.
Waste a little time on instruction, and printing, and almost certainly you will have 100% satisfaction on Increasing your Boot Patition size and the NO % lose of data.
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11 Aug 2009   #17
RustyFalcon

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Snuffy this is good to know. I have a license of Disk Directory but did not install it on Win 7 x64 since the Acronis website does not say it's compatible.

Sounds like you had good luck with it. Do you run Disk Director on 64-bit ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Recommend you get install and use Acronic Disk Director. This will allow you to expand the BOOT Drive. It will lock the data, boot to DOS, complete the job, then allow you to have a larger C: partition.
Windows diskmanagement software suks.
I use Acronis Disk Director , have had NO PROBLEMS. Highly Recommend
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