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Windows 7: Expanding partition into free space - but it's not letting me?

21 Jul 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this to create a bootable stick.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
I'm curious, how does Linux 'see' that Free Space, Fat32 or Ext2/3 something like that (that is what I was concerned about) I have almost no experience with Linux.


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21 Jul 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've just been looking around in PW boot disk and I see these options.

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21 Jul 2011   #14
glyxom

Win7 Ultimate x64 (with a side of Ubuntu)
 
 

That about sums up the failed procedure I used. I'll ask a friend if he's got a spare disc.
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21 Jul 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
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Be sure to post back with an update.
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22 Jul 2011   #16
glyxom

Win7 Ultimate x64 (with a side of Ubuntu)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glyxom View Post
That about sums up the failed procedure I used. I'll ask a friend if he's got a spare disc.
I forgot to note that this was in reference to creating the USB Partition Wizard boot disk using the diskpart command line interface, not the whole expansion procedure itself.

I ended up passing out last night and never got a chance to acquire a blank CD from my friend, who got in later than when I fell asleep, but word has it that he has "tons" of them, so I'm going to try again later today when he's back from work.

For your interest and curiosity, I have attached an image of what Ubuntu's gparted utility looks like, which as you can see shows the same configuration of partitions and free space (which it considers "unallocated"). It will also not let me expand the partition into that free space, particularly because this Ubuntu is running directly from my hard drive as opposed to being the "live" USB stick version.

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22 Jul 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 


To me, I see (first) an Extended and then unallocated in GParted.

Can you use (is it possible) to use GParted to delete the Extended directly to the right of C:?


The first Extended to the right of C: is all part of the Linux partition structure, you may be SOL.
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22 Jul 2011   #18
glyxom

Win7 Ultimate x64 (with a side of Ubuntu)
 
 

Is there a chance I could back up my current Windows partition, delete it, then use that roughly 500 GB of free space to create a new NTFS partition and upload my backed-up data onto that partition? Or just somehow unassign that space from the Linux partition using Partition Wizard or a Ubuntu Live gparted session?

My guess is no to both questions, but I'm still welcoming your input.
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22 Jul 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I have about as much time with GParted as I do Linux.


Will GParted shrink/resize the left side of this partition to create unallocated space there?

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22 Jul 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Partition Wizard maximized drive map with listings. Tell us exactly what you want to do.
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