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#1 Sepulcher

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:08 AM

I am am running Windows 7 64, and my C drive was 150GB, and the other drive was 450GB. I decided to extend or expand it by deleting one of the volumes. However, I have come across a speed bump while doing this. After deleting my unused partition which was 450GB, and right clicked on the C drive to extend, but the extend option is greyed out. The shrink volume seems to be clickable though.

Any help would be great!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:39 AM

Just to confirm, these are two partitions on the same hard drive, correct? If so, there IS free space available in the partition adjacent to c: drive, is that also correct?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:33 AM

Just to confirm, these are two partitions on the same hard drive, correct? If so, there IS free space available in the partition adjacent to c: drive, is that also correct?


Sorry for the late reply.

Yes, there are 2 partitions on the same hard drive. There is 425GB free out of 425GB on the partition adjacent.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:49 AM

Okay. While Disk Management is supposed to let you expand the system partition if there is free space adjacent to it, that's not always the case. Try Easeus Partition Master - it's free and the newest version is supposed to be a lot better at manipulating the system partition. As is always the case when performing functions at disk level, be sure to back up any and all critical data first. Even better, use disk imaging software to create an image of your drive (or system partition) so you have a safe haven if needed.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:26 AM

Do I need to make an .iso of my computer? My computer came with a hidden recovery partition, can't I just leave it like that?

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:08 AM

Do I need to make an .iso of my computer? My computer came with a hidden recovery partition, can't I just leave it like that?

Absolutely - that should be fine. Still, I prefer Disk Imaging software. The hidden partition will get you back to the day you received the system. A recent image will get you back to the time the image was created. Personally, I create images of the system partitions on my systems once a week and save them to separate hd's (both internal and external. Either way, your call.

Edited by Allan, 07 February 2011 - 08:09 AM.





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