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Windows 7: HOW to increase partition size that win 7 is located

30 Sep 2009   #1

HOW to increase partition size that win 7 is located

the partician that I installed windows seven on only has 11gb on it, how do I increase the size of a partition?

I have the windows 7 install disc to work with


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30 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

hello bench2010,

this question has been answered many times before. Use search for something like "extend system partition" or "resize boot partition"

here is an example result:

Extending Boot Partition
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30 Sep 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bench2010 View Post
the partician that I installed windows seven on only has 11gb on it, how do I increase the size of a partition?

I have the windows 7 install disc to work with

Welcome to Seven Forums bench2010,

Please add your "My System Specs" from the 'User CP' on the top tool bar, then on the top left 'Edit System Specs'. This will help us to deal with your problem.
If you are having any trouble finding your system specs, go to the thread below and download the SIW program or go to the 'Start' button and in the 'Search programs and Files' box type 'dxdiag' click dxdiag.exe and you can get the information.

You can check this Seven Forums thread:

Merging 2 partitions together

If you can tell us what partitions you have, then we can better understand how to help you.

Click the 'Start Orb'
Right click on 'Computer'
Click 'Manage'
In the 'Computer Management' window, the lower left, under 'Storage', click 'Disk Management'

You will see the Hard Disk information there. Give us the information at the bottom as it is listed from left to right, or give us a screen shot.

If your empty partition is on the right side of your operating system partition, then it can easily be merged using 'Disk Management'.
Go to the Seven Forums tutorial:
How to Extend a Partition or Volume in Windows 7

If it is on the left or before the operating system partition then you will need a Partition Manager program.

You can find a couple of free partition manager programs that will do the job for you. This Seven Forums site has an extensive list of free programs that work with Windows 7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

Among others you will find:

EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition

Partition Wizard

I have used both of these and they work very well. Partition Wizard is compatible with 64bit and works with 32bit also. Either one will get the partitions adjusted for you.
Any questions, just reply here.

If you want to find all your system information and more:

SIW - System Information for Windows

You can use this to fill in your 'My System Specs' or maybe an easier way is to go to the 'Start Orb' and enter 'dxdiag' in the 'search Programs and files' box, click 'dxdiag.exe'. This will give you the basic info needed. This will help people here, help you.

Another Seven Forums thread for 64 bit Windows 7 free programs:

Free 64-bit programs
There are several more links on the above thread that might help you.

Also, many very good Seven Forums tutorials (<= click here) that you can get help from.

If you have any more questions, reply here:)
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