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Windows 7: Extend Partition to the left

23 Oct 2009   #1
BFG

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
Extend Partition to the left

I have a bunch of unallocated space at the front of the drive after deleting my previous operating systems and I would like to expand my win 7 partition into that.

I'm looking for advice and instructions on the best way to do that.

Had I known I wouldn't need my vista partition I would've deleted that first and install 7 in the front, but oh well.

I already tried making a copy of my 7 partition in the front, but I didn't really like how that went.

I went into the original partition and added the copy into the bootloader but when I went into it the copy was not being recognized as the system drive.

Also my computer is running really slow after trying all that

I have EASUS Partition master BTW


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23 Oct 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used gparted which is a freedownload to shift my partition to the left and then grow it into the free space on the right.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
BFG

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I used gparted which is a freedownload to shift my partition to the left and then grow it into the free space on the right.
Will I have to repair the MBR?

About how long will that take?

Is it quicker to simply move it first versus resizing and moving at the same time?
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24 Oct 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Depending on how much data you have on that drive, it could take quite some time.
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24 Oct 2009   #5
BFG

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

EASUS moved the partition to the front of the drive and booted up windows again in under 20 minutes
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26 Oct 2009   #6
Taskin

Windows 7
 
 

well i also tried to use Easeus program to partition my 1tb disk, but it crashes, now i am looking for other solutions for this
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26 Oct 2009   #7
2Cold Scorpio

 
 

I've been using Acronis Disk Director for this type of thing for a coupleo f years now and it works great. It isn't free, though.
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