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Windows 7: How can i extend my primary partition?

20 Jan 2009   #11
beckhamstef

windows 7
 
 

I've tried it before, this is what happens... Gary's right.
Can you please tell me a free partitioning application for x64?

http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?i...1411511cg3.jpg


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20 Jan 2009   #12
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

that was mostly by concern, that the free space would be to the right...

Either he converts to primary, or not...

As for the logical, yes it wouldn't have any reason to not shrink. On the contrary, so my bad.

So still he has to free some space by shrinking D:

A third party app like paragon, gparted or acronis might move the unused space to the left so he could resize ...but since he's got about 85GB in use in that partition, that would take a loooong time to complete.
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20 Jan 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Afaik, there is no way of extending/shrinking the Extended partition - you can do that with any logical partitions inside the green rectangle, but not the green rectangle itself.

You can see from your screenshot it shrinks within the green rectangle -and also on the right-neither of which you want.

Unless there is a way I am unaware of , you would either need to delete it- or convert it to Primary , which requires a 3rd party app.

Unless the DiskPart can do it - but I don't think so - at least not without detroying the data on it.


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20 Jan 2009   #14
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

If you can burn a CD from an ISO download, you could try Gparted.

GParted -- Welcome
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20 Jan 2009   #15
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Sorry, but I haven't come across any free x64 partitioning apps.

Diskpart would be used to create a 'spanned volume' according to the help files.

Gary
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20 Jan 2009   #16
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I was able to shrink both D and E. One is logical the other is primary. I extended them both back to the original so don't have a pic of the unallocated spaces, but it worked.

How can i extend my primary partition?-diskm.png

I can't add them to V or G because they are not side by side, so no real help.


Gary


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20 Jan 2009   #17
beckhamstef

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all your help (attempts ). Really, thanks!
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20 Jan 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Gary,

What app. did you use to shrink the Extended partition.

Was it the logical partition within the Extended partition that shrank, or was it the entire green rectangle - the Extended partition itself.

SIW2
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20 Jan 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi beckhamstef,

GParted is good - you boot in from the Live cd to perform the partitioning operations.

I have never tried to do that with it, but it's worth a go - as it's free.

Here is a tutuorial to give you some idea of how it works

Using GParted to Resize Your Windows Vista Partition :: the How-To Geek

This is the version of Gparted I have used - direct d/l

SourceForge.net: GParted: Downloading ...

Here's the direct d/l for a tiny free isoburner - works great , just runs straight away - I use to burn iso to cd all the time

http://www.ntfs.com/downloads/Iso-burner.zip


You might have a look at this

Managing Partitions DOS software for Vista x64 - Vista Forums

Hope it helps

SIW2
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21 Jan 2009   #20
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi SIW2,

I did it from within 'disk management' and it resized the entire partition. I believe this would have given me the option of creating another partition within the extended partition. You can have 4 primary partitions or 3 primary and 1 extended per hard drive. You can create more than 1 partition in the extended partition, so that is a way to get around the 4 partition limit if you so desire. You probably know that, but for others more info here: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95...te-extend.html

Gary
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