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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

18 Mar 2012   #150
Connor190

Windows Ultimate x32
 
 

And I tried using console using the instructions above. (I do use it a lot and I am used to it)


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18 Mar 2012   #151
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, with Disk Management you can only extend a partition if the unallocated space is to the right of that partition. But there is help.

Download and burn the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last box on the webpage). With PW you can extend C: to the left.
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25 Mar 2012   #152
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Brink,

Snipped quote of my original post below.

Quote:
Good evening,

I have a Hewlett-Packard laptop running Windows Vista Home Basic SP2 32 Bit.
I have noticed that I have unallocated space of 32.52GB.

(1) Can I delete the unallocated space, therefore increasing my HDD space?

Here is a screenshot of my "Disk Management" screen.

Attachment 199594

Thanks in advance,
Paul
I have only just got around to doing his.
I checked the “Unallocated” partition and it says that it has the “MBR” on it. Does this have an impact on what I want to do please?
If not then I will continue by using your EXCELLENT tutorial.
Thanks for your time.


Just to add, here is the screenshot of the properties of the "Unallocated" drive.

Partition or Volume - Extend-jpeg-unallocated-2.jpg

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Paul


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25 Mar 2012   #153
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Paul,

It's fine. That just means that Disk 0 (C: and unallocated) has the MBR on it.

You should be able to extend C: into all of the unallocated space to add all of the unallocated space back to C: without issue.
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25 Mar 2012   #154
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Brink, I appreciate it.

I will create a "System Restore" point and backup my files first.
If anything goes wrong would the "System Restore" put everything back?
Have a good evening.

Kind regards,
Paul
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25 Mar 2012   #155
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Paul,

A system restore will not affect how you have the HDD laid out as for partitions, or restore it back to how it was. It will only affect system files, installed programs, and the registry in only Windows 7 itself.

However, you shouldn't have any issues with just extending C: into the unallocated space though.
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25 Mar 2012   #156
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Brink,

That went like a dream, and my computer seems to be a lot faster for some reason.
Anyway, thanks for your help and time on this, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Paul
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25 Mar 2012   #157
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Paul.
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21 Apr 2012   #158
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Brink--I've been scratching my head for the past 3 weeks trying to figure out how to extend a partition. It was simple after you described how to do it.
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21 Apr 2012   #159
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Frank. I'm happy to hear it was able to help.
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