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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

10 Sep 2011   #110
MzTearyuz

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
MzTearyuz,

In that case, this workaround should be able to work for you:
  • On Disk 1, create a new partition with the 1450.80 GB of unallocated space.
  • Copy the contents from Z: to the new partition just created.
  • Delete the Z: partition until it shows as unallocated space.
  • Extend the new partition into the now unallocated space to have it all in the new partition now.


I like your style Brink, I shall report shortly with my findings, btw the transfer of files for me is pretty slow from partition to partition, last time it maxed out at like 32mbs, is that normal?


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10 Sep 2011   #111
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

MzTearyuz,

That's a bit slow from a internal SATA HDD to another internal SATA HDD. Check in your BIOS to see if you have AHCI enabled or not instead of IDE, but do not change this setting. If not, then create a new thread on this, and we'll be happy to help.
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10 Sep 2011   #112
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MzTearyuz View Post
Hi, resize doenst work in either program because its a demo only.

And i cant use the other drive because it is full.
The free version of PW certainly does support resize. I and others use it. The free version lacks some of the features of the paid version but it is not a demo.
Maybe there is something different about your problem we don't understand.
However, if an alternate method does the job that's the main thing.
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11 Sep 2011   #113
MzTearyuz

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

It worked, thanks!
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11 Sep 2011   #114
MzTearyuz

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
MzTearyuz,

That's a bit slow from a internal SATA HDD to another internal SATA HDD. Check in your BIOS to see if you have AHCI enabled or not instead of IDE, but do not change this setting. If not, then create a new thread on this, and we'll be happy to help.
It wasn't from internal SATA HDD to another internal SATA HDD it was from one partition of a SATA HDD to another partition on the same HDD, I am now transferring HDD to HDD and am getting 80mbs, I think that is normal right? Maybe when its partition to partition on the same HDD its half the speed.
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11 Sep 2011   #115
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MzTearyuz View Post
Hi, resize doenst work in either program because its a demo only.

And i cant use the other drive because it is full.
The free version of PW certainly does support resize. I and others use it. The free version lacks some of the features of the paid version but it is not a demo.
Maybe there is something different about your problem we don't understand.
However, if an alternate method does the job that's the main thing.
Agree with mjf, again, the free version of Partition Wizard will do this easily, remember to hit the "Apply" button in the upper left corner when you get it all set up.

There is no Demo version of PW.


Anyway, glad you got it moved and setup how you want it.

All HDDs need at least 10-15% free space to function correctly, your 'D' drive has 3% free space and will run very slowly until you move/copy/delete files from it.
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11 Sep 2011   #116
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MzTearyuz View Post
It worked, thanks!
That's great news. I'm happy to hear that it worked for you.
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02 Oct 2011   #117
Slayer90

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello Brick, I have tried everything but nothing worked, I had 4 partitions, I had deleted the 2 partitions, I want to increase the size of the C drive, I have attached the image of disk management.
Thanks


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02 Oct 2011   #118
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You cannot extend your C: partition as long as another partition (in this case D is in the way...it's that simple. You must somehow remove or shrink D: first (and move it to the right, i.e. shrinking it from right to left won't help).
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21 Oct 2011   #119
eilhart

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi. I want to extend my D volume. I have shrank 20 gb from my C volume on which Windows 7 is installed. It is listed as unallocated space.

Now it looks like this;

C, unallocated space (20 gb), D

I have tried "method 2" from the tutorial but it gave an error. It said something like "virtual disk device doesn't have enough memory to perform this operation."

Then I tried two different software (Minitool Partition Wizard, both free home and professional demo, and Paragon Partition Manager 11 Free) extend D with aforementioned unallocated space. With Paragon I can't select the unallocated space when I try to resize D. Minitool can't merge because the volumes to be merged needs to be in NTFS format. In my case unallocated space isn't formatted. I can't format it in anyway since there are already 3 partitions and 1 extended partition in my HDD. D volume is part of the extended drive.

Is it even possible to add this unallocated space to D?

Btw, I'm doing this on my Windows 7 Home Premium netbook.
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