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How to expand partition for new larger drive.


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#1 Fletchb

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:11 PM

For Black Friday 2009 I bought this HP pc with a 640 gig drive and have used it for both my desktop and windows media center for all my live tv. It's now feeds my kodi system for the live tv part and also my dvd collection (on an external drive.)

I figured with it's age, I had better think about replacing the original drive with a new one and have just done that (with a 1 t drive). I used clonzilla and it worked well other than I need to resize the C partition to take advantage of the extra space. I think the System restore partition (12 gig) is the problem. How can I do this without erasing the system restore partition? I know this is hard to explain, so I am attaching a screen shot of disk manager so you can see what I am trying to explain. Look at DISK 0

Any ideas? Thank you.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:24 PM

Any 3d-party partition management software...will do the job easily and quickly.

 

I use EaseUS Partition Manager Free but just about all partition managers can handle this task easily.

 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:46 PM

You first need to move the Factory Image Partition to the end of the drive then expand your C: partition. The software Luis posted will do the job. You need to click Apply after completing the steps.

 

http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/help/resizing-and-moving-partition.htm



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:54 PM

 

Any 3d-party partition management software...will do the job easily and quickly.
 
I use EaseUS Partition Manager Free but just about all partition managers can handle this task easily.
 
Louis

 

Thanks... I didn't have any luck with that one...any others you can recommend?

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:20 AM

You can use a Linux live disk to do that with GParted.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:15 AM

Gparted will do the job but make sure you are working on the correct disk. Gparted uses device names instead of disk numbers. In the upper right is a dropdown box to select the correct device. If you only have one hard drive you should only see one device.

 

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The bootable version of Partition Wizard may be an easier option. Burn the iso to disk or use Rufus to create a bootable flash drive.

 

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:20 PM

MiniTool Partition Wizard, free version, is recommended by some here.  I recommend before you do all of this partition magic, you label each physical HD a unique name, and any hard-drive that has more than one partition -- label each partition a unique name.  Write 'em down somewhere nearby.  When you boot certain utilities, when you use certain external utilities, very often the drive letters you are used to seeing within Windows -- have been shuffled like a deck of cards.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Thanks guys..I am good now. I have full access to the C drive again. Thanks again for all the help.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:29 PM

Which program did you end up using, Gparted?






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