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Windows 7: Can't extend my W7 Partition(I Looked at the tutorial)

21 Jan 2009   #1
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 
Can't extend my W7 Partition(I Looked at the tutorial)

Hello to all,
So I have 30Gigs on my W7 Partition, which was fine for a while, but I want to use W7 more extensively now so I wanted to extend my partition. I have looked at the tutorial posted in the tutorials, and its as simple as right-clicking the partition and clicking 'Extend Volume'. Well the problem is that no matter what I try, this option is always grayed out. Whenever I right-click any of my partitions, all of the options are available except for 'Extend Volume'. Am I missing a step here, or am I not doing something right?

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21 Jan 2009   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You will have to use a third party partion tool to do this. The Microsoft tool will only extend "to the right" (in Disk manager) and only to unallocated space.

Paul
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21 Jan 2009   #3
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

Any suggestions on a third party app that works for vista?
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21 Jan 2009   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Gparted works but read the FAQ's since When changing a Vista partition, you will most likely need to repair the boot.
GParted -- Welcome
Using GParted to Resize Your Windows Vista Partition :: the How-To Geek
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21 Jan 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Paragon Partition Manager
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21 Jan 2009   #6
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

Does it work for x64 vista?
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21 Jan 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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21 Jan 2009   #8
eurosport360

Vista x64 | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
 
 

Im sorry but that program^^^ just caused me to erase the whole partition because it wouldn't work anymore; in the middle of the formatting it came up with an error saying 64 bit doesnt work, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FORMATTING. I couldn't boot up W7 afterwords. Wasted a ton of time with W7 but whatever, good OS though.
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21 Jan 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've used it with success and I thought you wanted to extend your partition, not reformat it? I'm sorry, I should of told you to use Redistribute Free Space not Format Partition. Formatting wipes your partition clean.

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22 Jan 2009   #10
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

The initial problem was that you had no unallocated space in that drive to extend your partition into, that's why it was greyed out.
You would have needed to consolidate any free space in one of the adjoining partitions and then "Shrink" that partition to get space to extend your Win7 partition into. You can't get unused space from formatted partitions for extending another partition using the Windows tools...you have to have some available (unallocated) first.

Sorry about your probs with Paragon...I am kinda cautious about Paragon too after an issue I had with it in Vista.
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