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Windows 7: Expanding my partition?

07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
Expanding my partition?

Hi I have a dual boot system, windows 7 and ubuntu linux.

The windows partition is really outgrowing its living space - can I increase this without upsetting the balance of the set-up?


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07 Mar 2010   #2
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Hello lister, welcome to Seven Forums!

That depends, are you using Grub and which OS was installed first?
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07 Mar 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lister View Post
Hi I have a dual boot system, windows 7 and ubuntu linux.

The windows partition is really outgrowing its living space - can I increase this without upsetting the balance of the set-up?

You may try the Free Download Partition Wizard . boot in PW, try to expand the win7 partition.

But have a second thought before doing it. As it is a primary active partition having boot flag, expanding may harm the bootloader. Though a Startup Repair will solve the windows bootloader, I am not sure about grub (perhaps you may have to update grub to get linux back in dual boot menu).
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