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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

03 Dec 2010   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Dawnz. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.


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28 Dec 2010   #81
bennygan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Help in extending C drive

To all the Windows 7 master out there, can you kindly advice me on how to extent my C drive.

Basically, what i have done is shrunk my D drive by 100GB. But when i want to extend it C, i'm not able to do it. I right click on C but the Extent Drive option is grey out.

I've attached a screenshot of my Disk Management and would greatly appreciate any help.

Cheers


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28 Dec 2010   #82
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Benny,

Since you are at the 4 primary partition limit on a disk, you will only be able to extend D: into the free space with this setup in Disk Management.


To be able to add the free space to C: in Disk Management, you would have to delete both the D: and "Free Space" to be "Unallocated space", then extend C: into how much of the "unallocated space" you want for C: and create D: again with what is left of the "unallocated space".

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Dec 2010   #83
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. I would highly recommend to use the bootable CD of this program to accomlpish your task.
2. As a first action, I would convert the C partition from "primary" to "logical" so that you do not bump against the limit of the 4 primaries when you want to create additional partitions (if you wanted to create an additional partition right now, you would end up with "dynamics" which are a mess). You can do that because the active partition is your small 100MB partition.
3. With Partition Wizard, you can shrink your D partition to the left. Then it is easy to add the free space to C.
4. Make sure you backup your Data on D - just in case there is a problem.
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28 Dec 2010   #84
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

WHS,
you lost me at step 3. Does this achieve the goal?
Can't you absorb the free space into D: then extend C: to the right?
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28 Dec 2010   #85
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
WHS,
you lost me at step 3. Does this achieve the goal?
Can't you absorb the free space into D: then extend C: to the right?
I think we are both saying the same thing. I guess I left out the step to "reinclude or absorbe" the free space into D before shifting the left boundary of D. Good catch.
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29 Jan 2011   #86
Jeff1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Hello,
I am new to the forums so please bear with me as I get use to forum processes.

I was trying to follow your step 2 as the partition I wanted to extend was to the right of the unallocated space. Instead of going to Command I went to CMD and did this process, which did not work. (It said it did though because I did it in the wrong place) I tried to re-do it with Command and it gives me an error message now that there is not enough useable free space on the disk to extend the volume. Is there a simple way to rectify this situation? I just want to put the hard drive back to its original un-partitioned state.
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29 Jan 2011   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jeff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management showing all of your HDD's layout?

We'll be happy to take a look at it to see what we can do to help.
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29 Jan 2011   #88
Jeff1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you for your reply. I've also attached a screen shot of the Command screen.

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29 Jan 2011   #89
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jeff,

You should be able to use the free program Partition Wizard Home Edition to extend the D: partition into the unallocated space on Disk 0. If it asks you to convert to a Dynamic disk, then be sure to DO NOT allow it.

You just will not be able to in Disk Management or the command prompt without having to delete the D: partition to make it all unallocated space on Disk 0, then create a new one large partition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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