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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

11 Sep 2010   #50
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ramesh,

If you do not want the D: partition, then you could delete the D: partition so it will be unallocated space. Afterwards, extend C: into the unallocated space using Disk Management.

If you wanted to keep the D: partiton, then yes you will need to use a program like Partition Manager to shrink D and extend C into the space you shrunk from D: .

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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11 Sep 2010   #51
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ramesh Rawat View Post
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.
You don't need to run that bootable disc since the space you want to gain is to the right of the partition.

Simply backup what you need that's in your D drive, then right click on the D drive and hit Delete Volume. That partition will then say unallocated space.

Then right click on the C drive and hit Extend Volume, and next on the following screen.

Now your C drive will gain that space.

Good luck,
Eldin
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11 Sep 2010   #52
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ramesh Rawat View Post
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.
Hi Ramesh,

As mentioned above, If you want to remove the D partition you can delete it and expand C partition to the unallocated space.

If you want to make the D partition smaller and expand the C partition into the new unallocated space you can easily do it with Partition Wizard Home Edition.

You can do this with the CD bootable version or download and install the complete version, setup the moves you want, when it re-starts it will complete the moves before booting into Win7.

This method will not loose any data or files you currently have in the D partition.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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12 Sep 2010   #53
Ramesh Rawat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Shawn, Eldin and Dave THANKS;
for your response and guidance.
As I do not have any data on D, I will delete it.
By the way I did download, Partition Wizard, but it did not allowed me to
do the 'merge' action. It is much possible that I could not understand the
steps/actions.
But with Disk Management I will be comfortable.
Will do this now.
regards
Ramesh
PS: I just did it.

Thanks
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12 Sep 2010   #54
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

There is a good step by step tutorial, have a look at it.

How to use the Bootable Partition Wizard CD to make Changes to the Partition Structure

Let us know if you have any questions.
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14 Oct 2010   #55
lub006

Windows 7Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Guys, I'm at work at the moment, so I don't have access to my home PC. I transfered my old files and setting to Windows 7 last night (with WET), but, from what I wreckon, I also transfered info in my old recovery partition to my new recovery partition. This has caused my partition to be full. (red at the bottom when I click on it) and WET not fully completing because disk was too full. I'm enquiring, if I right click on the Recovery partition as in the tutorial, and click extend volume, will it work. Or do I have to create a third partition, delete it to make free space and then extend it into the Recovery partition??

UPDATE:
Okay, after doing more research on the matter.... Is it best for me to shrink my C: Drive (Main Hard Drive) by example 5GB (5120MB) and then restart the computer and go back into Disk Management and extend the F: Drive (Recovery Backup) with the 5GB unallocated space!!!!

Thanks in advance guys.... Greatly appreciated.
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14 Oct 2010   #56
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lub, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might consider transfering the files to your C: drive instead, perhaps to a folder on your desktop. Afterwards, be very careful to only delete what was transferred to your recovery partition originally. The recovery partition is what is used to restore your Windows 7 with. If you delete the wrong files in it, you may not ever be able to restore your Windows 7 again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Oct 2010   #57
lub006

Windows 7Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Lub, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might consider transfering the files to your C: drive instead, perhaps to a folder on your desktop. Afterwards, be very careful to only delete what was transferred to your recovery partition originally. The recovery partition is what is used to restore your Windows 7 with. If you delete the wrong files in it, you may not ever be able to restore your Windows 7 again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Hi Shawn thanks for the info and welcome.... The only thing is that I don't know how to access the files as I get a warning saying that this is a recovery folder and that anything removed could damage your rcovery.... Its a HP PC.

Also, If I didn't want to risk deleting the files (How would I know they were deff transferred yesterday?) would it still be possible to shrink my C:drive and then extend my F: drive, with Disk Management??
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14 Oct 2010   #58
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You don't want to mess with your recovery partition. Doing so can mess it up, and leave you without a way to recover Windows 7.

To be safe, I would recommend to create a set of recovery discs for your HP before doing anything else. This way if the recovery partition gets messed up by mistake, you will be able to use the recovery discs to restore your Windows 7 with if ever needed.

Since your recovery partition has a drive letter F: , you should be able to open it in the Computer window to delete only the files that you transferred into it. You would just need to approve the warning message to continue with the deletion of only the transferred files.

Next, transfer the files again, but to the C: drive instead.
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14 Oct 2010   #59
lub006

Windows 7Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You don't want to mess with your recovery partition. Doing so can mess it up, and leave you without a way to recover Windows 7.

To be safe, I would recommend to create a set of recovery discs for your HP before doing anything else. This way if the recovery partition gets messed up by mistake, you will be able to use the recovery discs to restore your Windows 7 with if ever needed.

Since your recovery partition has a drive letter F: , you should be able to open it in the Computer window to delete only the files that you transferred into it. You would just need to approve the warning message to continue with the deletion of only the transferred files.

Next, transfer the files again, but to the C: drive instead.
Thanks for that info,

Do you know if there is a clear identification from the transfered files to the PC files?

If I do successfully delete the files and then procede to transfer the files again... How do I know that they are going to the C: Drive? I can see this clearly on Windows Vista WET but not on Windows 7 WET. Also, will I transfer the full WET file? if so, would they duplicate all the successful files transferred last night or over write them?

Sorry for all the Q's man, just a bit battered with this last night.
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