Unable to extend partition on storage drive

  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Unable to extend partition on storage drive

    I have W7U on a Samsung 7 Series (S01UB) with a primary 120 GB Kingston SSD and then the factory 1 tb drive in the DVD drive slot. I use the tb as my storage, and still have old windows stuff on it, as I did a clean install to my SSD. You can see from the screenshot that it's broken into old and new. I shrunk the "old" area by the unallocated 122 GB as I moved crap off or deleted what I didn't want. I'm trying to reassign the unallocated to the "new" area, but I am failing miserably here. I've tried using both the windows disk manager as well as EaseUs Partition Master, to no avail. Can anyone point me down the right road? Thanks!
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  2.    #2

    You can add/subtract space from/to any partition even if not adjacent using this free tool:
    How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

    Use the boot disk which will not fail, while all others except Disk Mgmt can fail with data loss.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 09 Oct 2013 at 22:21.
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  3. Posts : 4,048
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit

    Three Options

    Option 1
    I have used GParted (on a Live Ubuntu CD) to successfully perform this operation.

    However it took a ridiculous amount of time and it also issues a scary warning about potential data loss.
    IIRC, I merged a 500 GB partition with another smaller one and it took 16 hours to complete the operation.

    Option 2
    I would suggest that the simplest way would be to copy everything from to an external HDD and then delete and rebuild the 2 partitions into one (that is what I do these days).
    This has the bonus that if anything goes wrong, you should still have a backup copy of your data.

    Option 3
    Since gregrocker posted before I could finish my post, you could try his suggestion (he is one of the experts on SevenForums).
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter

    Greg and 2000, thanks for the suggestions. If I have enough HDD space scattered throughout my desk, I'd prefer to go the back up, format, and rebuild route because it's the cleanest, plus there's redundancy built in. If I can't find the space, I'll go the partition wizard route. I'll update when I get time to do this amidst midterms. Thanks!
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  5.    #5

    Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to assure you get and keep a perfect install, based on what works best from helping with tens of thousands of installs here.
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