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Windows 7: How to increase size of windows partition in dualboot?

28 Feb 2013   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You don't have any choice but to use 3rd party to resize Win8 to the left. We recommend free Partition Wizard bootable CD which has helped here resize countless thousands of complicated partitioning operations without a single failure - whereas all other managers (including PW Home version) except for Disk Mgmt can fail with data loss.

So you'd shrink Win7 in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Shrink

Then you'd boot PW CD, follow these video steps to resize Win8 partition to the left: Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.

If for some reason Disk Mgmt doesn't give you enough shrinkage, use PW on Win7 to resize from the right.


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28 Feb 2013   #12
chromium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You don't have any choice but to use 3rd party to resize Win8 to the left. We recommend free Partition Wizard bootable CD which has helped here resize countless thousands of complicated partitioning operations without a single failure - whereas all other managers (including PW Home version) except for Disk Mgmt can fail with data loss.

So you'd shrink Win7 in Disk Mgmt: Partition or Volume - Shrink

Then you'd boot PW CD, follow these video steps to resize Win8 partition to the left: Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.

If for some reason Disk Mgmt doesn't give you enough shrinkage, use PW on Win7 to resize from the right.
ok thanks for clarifying that i have to use 3rd party. i guess ill do it later when i have enough courage to do it , lol
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28 Feb 2013   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I agree with Arc, Golden and Greg . I use the PW boot cd and it`s never failed me and so easy to use.
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28 Feb 2013   #14
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Just make sure to back up any crucial data. Everyone should do this anyway just as common practice. You're in good hands here...
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01 Mar 2013   #15
chromium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks for the help everyone . jus to summarize is this what i need to do?:

-boot partition wizard CD
-shrink win7 partition by going to move/resize and dragging right side to the left
-increase win8 partition by going to move/resize and dragging left side to the empty space on the left
-hit apply and reboot

Also, will doing this affect my MBR in anyway?
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01 Mar 2013   #16
chromium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

can someone please quickly confirm that what i wrote above is good.
I just want an experts response before i do it.
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01 Mar 2013   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, that should work fine. But have your Win7 DVD or Repair CD standing by in case you need to run Repair after resizing, which only happens about 5% of the time and then only when the resizing is done on the boot sector which is at the other end of the HD.
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01 Mar 2013   #18
chromium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

thanks everyone, i followed what i summarized above with the help of you guys and it worked flawlessly.
I didnt have to use win7 repair dvd and i didnt encounter any issues. Partition wizard is actually quite good and fast.

Thanks again
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01 Mar 2013   #19
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chromium View Post
thanks everyone, i followed what i summarized above with the help of you guys and it worked flawlessly.
I didnt have to use win7 repair dvd and i didnt encounter any issues. Partition wizard is actually quite good and fast.

Thanks again
Good to know

Partition Wizard is a great tool, undoubtedly.
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