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Windows 7: Re-size C partition in Windows 7

05 Mar 2009   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iraq it View Post
I shrink the D voulume and tried to extend the C but extend buttom is dim, the extend only work for D not C!

Any idea?
Once you shrink any partition following one you are trying to grow you first have to move the you just shrank in order to expand into the vacant drive space created. Apparently you used a 3rd party tool originally since the DM would see primary type partitions by default.

Once you have everything backed up off of those extended GParted can clean those up, extend the OS primary and see 1-3 primary type partitions created with the empty space easy enough. The live tool has worked well for a variety of customized partitioning.




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05 Mar 2009   #12
iraq it

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The reason why you are having problems is because the partitions are not contiguous. A way round it would be to create a partition on D, move the existing contents of D to the new partition and then extend C into the space previously occupied by D. Finally, rename the partition that now holds the contents of D as D as it will have been given another letter during this procedure.

Shrink D Partition or Volume - Shrink

Copy contents of D over to new partition after you have formatted it. Accept the default drive letter - you can change it to D after you have carried out the next step.

Delete old partition D Partition or Volume - Delete

Extend C into newly unallocated space Partition or Volume - Extend
Its not working, you can try it.
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05 Mar 2009   #13
iraq it

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi iraq it,

Having examined the image you posted, and carrying out some tests on my external HDD, I can see what the problem is. You are trying to extend a primary partition into an extended one - this cannot be done. An extended partition is simply a container for one or more logical drives. Notice how there is a dark green box surrounding your free space and your logical drives.

The only way that you can achieve what you want is to copy the contents of the logical partitions onto an external HDD, delete each logical volume in turn, delete the free space and then finally delete the extended partition. Once this section has turned black, you can then extend C into it by however much you choose, upto the maximum space available.
It seems I forget some of my MCSE basic, I think I agree with you.

Its not possible for me to do the deleation so the only solution now is to use some 3rd party software to this.

Anyone have free tool
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05 Mar 2009   #14
iraq it

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Once you shrink any partition following one you are trying to grow you first have to move the you just shrank in order to expand into the vacant drive space created. Apparently you used a 3rd party tool originally since the DM would see primary type partitions by default.

Once you have everything backed up off of those extended GParted can clean those up, extend the OS primary and see 1-3 primary type partitions created with the empty space easy enough. The live tool has worked well for a variety of customized partitioning.
I didnt use any 3rd party tool before so do you link to the 3rd party live tool.
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05 Mar 2009   #15
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

hello iraq it
the tools that night hawk mentioned which is gparted is a great free resizer tool...
i have used it many times before...
just remember this is a live cd meaning you need to burn it to a disc
what i would advise you to do is to just resize the extended partition so that it does not include the free space and then in 7 extend it...

just in case you dindnt catch NH post here it is..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The best option for resizing any OS primary is using a 3rd party tool without first loading the OS installed on the partition itself. The good freebie GParted live for cd seems to work well for partitioning drives for a variety of OSs including all versions of Windows. GParted -- Features

Once booted live on cd there's no OS to get in the way. The latest release of the free Linux drive tool is found at SourceForge.net: GParted: Files

If you have never the Gnome Partition Editor you will want to look over the general information seen at GPARTED DOCUMENTATION - GENERALITIES
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05 Mar 2009   #16
iraq it

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
hello iraq it
the tools that night hawk mentioned which is gparted is a great free resizer tool...
i have used it many times before...
just remember this is a live cd meaning you need to burn it to a disc
what i would advise you to do is to just resize the extended partition so that it does not include the free space and then in 7 extend it...

just in case you dindnt catch NH post here it is..
Which link I suppose to download ... the NTFS one is for Linux!

I didnt get NH post.

Anyway, thanks.
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05 Mar 2009   #17
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iraq it View Post
Which link I suppose to download ... the NTFS one is for Linux!

I didnt get NH post.

Anyway, thanks.
this one
SourceForge.net: GParted: Files

the latest package is the one you should download
also choose the ISO file since you only have to burn it...
Re-size C partition in Windows 7-iso.png
the thing is at this point if you want to use freeware to extend your c: drive you are going to use a linux live cd which is a bootable disc that can resize your driver offline...


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05 Mar 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iraq it View Post
Which link I suppose to download ... the NTFS one is for Linux!

I didnt get NH post.

Anyway, thanks.
GParted covers different OSs in general along with Windows. When going to format a new partition you choose the file system as well from a dropdown list seen when simply right clicking on the partition being viewed.

When first booting up to the main gui you first see HD0 being the first ide or sata drive. If you were working with another you would go to the right side of the main menu bar to click on the dropdown drive selector to see HD. The partition types supported can be looked over on the features page seen at GParted -- Features
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06 Mar 2009   #19
WlfMaster

windows 7
 
 

look for and download EASEUS Partition Manager 3.0 Home Edition
looks like partition magic and works on windows 7 with no problems

okay found the link for you

Code:
http://www.easeus.com/download.htm
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06 Mar 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With GParted you don't need any OS installed since you are booting live on cd. With the Vista dvd you can also resize and format partitions with the drive tools option there as well.

You simply cancel the installation once the partitions are squared away. GParted simplifies things there by not needing to run any OS or installer making it far more versatile.
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