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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

16 Jan 2010   #40
kasparovski

windows 7
 
 

Great tutorial. Thanks Brink.


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16 Jan 2010   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Kasparovski, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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02 May 2010   #42
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Need advice on my "partition management" (please)

Hello everyone,

I have attached a picture of my hard drive partition setup from the Computer Management screen because it would have been too hard to try and explain my question in words.

Referring to the picture, you will see that the unlabeled, 1.46 GB Healthy (Recovery Partition) is 100% free space. I feel kind of stupid because I thought that the Toshiba system recovery data was there. Maybe it was before I installed Windows 7 on my Vista machine... Anyway, since it is free space, can I use it for data?

Here is what I am trying to accomplish:

1. Increase partition size of Windows 7 Recovery ( D: by decreasing the size of Antonio ( C:; and
2. If the "Recovery Partition" is not necessary, combine that partition with Antonio ( C: [or D:, whatever is easier].

I have read the tutorials here, but I am a bit confused because this Recovery Partition with 100% free space threw me off.

Can someone please give me a little direction and insight into how I should proceed? I sure do appreciate any help!

Thanks!

~Antonio


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02 May 2010   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Antontio,

I'm sorry, but you will not be able to do that using Disk Management. You would need to use something like the free program Partition Wizard instead to do so. Use that program to shrink C: to create unallocated space, then extend D: into that unallocated space.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 May 2010   #44
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thank you for the fast answer!

Shawn,

Thanks for the prompt response.

I will definitely do that! What about the unlabeled volume, that says, "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"? I just noticed that there is no File System specified for that as well. Can that space be recovered for my use, or is there an OS need for it, even though there is no data currently in it?

~Antonio
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02 May 2010   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Antonio,

The "Healthy (Recovery Partition)" may have been a OEM recovery partition. Since it's empty, then yes you can delete it and recover it's unallocated space as well.
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13 May 2010   #46
jojouk

windows 7
 
 

i did follow method 2 in the tutorial and it did not work so I downloaded the free partition manager wizard mentioned in some post above and left the program running doing the resizing. it was at 62 % that I left to prepare for going to work.

on my way out i checked my PC and lo and behold, a major error - windows boot manager failed - status [cant recall the number], but is asking for me to reboot with installation CD and select repair. Not sure what happened but I thought the part manager was cool as per related posts above.

Now I am stuck with a system that don't boot and not sure whether the resizing [enlarging] was completed or not

any ideas? suggestions?
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13 May 2010   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jojouk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What disk/partition were you trying to resize, and what did it say when you tried using Disk Management?

How are your drive(s) layed out? (ex: multiple partitions, how many partitions, etc...) Do you have a screenshot of Disk Management?
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13 May 2010   #48
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jojouk View Post
i did follow method 2 in the tutorial and it did not work so I downloaded the free partition manager wizard mentioned in some post above and left the program running doing the resizing. it was at 62 % that I left to prepare for going to work.

on my way out i checked my PC and lo and behold, a major error - windows boot manager failed - status [cant recall the number], but is asking for me to reboot with installation CD and select repair. Not sure what happened but I thought the part manager was cool as per related posts above.

Now I am stuck with a system that don't boot and not sure whether the resizing [enlarging] was completed or not

any ideas? suggestions?
Do you have a backup of your system, and data?

Do you have another computer you could create a Partition Wizard boot disc?

Just my 2 cents, I will follow up after your answers are posted. I have been thru this upside down and inside out, so I hope I can help you. In fact, just last night, I went from a sluggish system with the new Data partition, System Partition, and Recovery Partition, to restore back to my last good image, which was before the Data partition. So, I restored the Clean, Efficient, System Image to both the partitions that I had recently created, then tried to use Windows to resize the new C: partition for my data, but that did not work, so I downloaded and used Partition Wizard, which is what I used successfully before, and it worked beautifully at resizing my C: partition. Then, I moved all of the data folders to the new partition, deleted the data, then restored the most current partition using the Image Explorer tool in Macrium. Now, I have an almost perfect system, ready to run a NEW clean system image so I don't have to do all this in the future. FWIW, I am using Mozy for my Data backup until I can get around to finding some external method(s).

Hope you get your system working! Like I said, I will follow and help if I can...
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11 Sep 2010   #49
Ramesh Rawat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

I wish to extend (increase volume) of my Local Disk (C to the adjoining on right hand side, Local Disk (D.
Here I see a similar querry by ccchan discussed and solved by the guidance from Mr.Brink and Mr.Dave76.
Before I proceed in the same footsteps I wish to reconfirm if my problem is the same and has the same solution
i.e. to use Partition Wizard Home Edition, as suggested by Dave.
Here is the screen snap.
Please.


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