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Old March 17th 07, 10:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Marcello
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My new notebook cam with two partitions (systempartition and a logical drive
for data). Now I want to shrink the systempartition and expand the datadrive.
With the drive utility of vista home premium I can only shrink the
partitions. The command for expanding the partitions is on both partitions
inactive.
The actual situation is: c (system) 64.1 GB 28.4 free; d (data) 42.7 GB 12.6
free.
I have also tried to shrink c:. This worked fine, but now not defined 5 GB
e. g. I could not add to d:.
Has anybody an idea what I can do. Thanks in advance from little switzerland.
Marcello


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Old March 17th 07, 11:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Marcello

There several issues with expanding a volume. Open Disk Management, click
Help and search for "Expand Volume" to see the step by step process.

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"Marcello" wrote in message
...
My new notebook cam with two partitions (systempartition and a logical
drive
for data). Now I want to shrink the systempartition and expand the
datadrive.
With the drive utility of vista home premium I can only shrink the
partitions. The command for expanding the partitions is on both partitions
inactive.
The actual situation is: c (system) 64.1 GB 28.4 free; d (data) 42.7 GB
12.6
free.
I have also tried to shrink c:. This worked fine, but now not defined 5 GB
e. g. I could not add to d:.
Has anybody an idea what I can do. Thanks in advance from little
switzerland.
Marcello



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Old March 19th 07, 10:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Michal Kawecki
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Default resize partition

"Marcello" wrote in message
...
My new notebook cam with two partitions (systempartition and a logical
drive
for data). Now I want to shrink the systempartition and expand the
datadrive.
With the drive utility of vista home premium I can only shrink the
partitions. The command for expanding the partitions is on both
partitions
inactive.
The actual situation is: c (system) 64.1 GB 28.4 free; d (data) 42.7
GB 12.6
free.
I have also tried to shrink c:. This worked fine, but now not defined
5 GB
e. g. I could not add to d:.
Has anybody an idea what I can do. Thanks in advance from little
switzerland.
Marcello


It's because your logical drive is in fact on extended partition. You
must first move that partition in the direction of beginning of free
space, then you can expand it and also logical volume on it. Use BootIt
Next Generation http://www.terabyteunlimited.com , it don't require
installation on hdd.
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Old April 28th 07, 10:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
AdamBerko
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I encountered the same problem. Vista Disk management let me shrink my
left most partition (Lwwhich created free nonallocated space between
my leftmost partition and my rightmost partition (R. when truing to
exppand my rightmost partition (R into the free space on its left,
Vista insisted to convert my disk to a dynamic disk, would not work
otherwise. This was the case both when R: was a primary partition and
when R: was a logical partition within an extended partition. Converting
the disk to a dynamic disk is not a good idea if it contains the
operative system why I had to abort the operation. Seems Vista will
expand without convertion to a dynamic disk only if the free space is to
the right of the expended partition. Naughty Vista.


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Old October 15th 12, 09:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
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I know this thread has existed for a long time, but there are many people may want to find a way safely and flexibly resize the system partition rather than use build in disk management. And I noted on this thread have not provide the flexible and easy way to extend the partition. Before you may know Partition Magic but now it has been out of date, and now there have a alternative software AOMEI Partition Assistant which could manage this flexibly and safely. It is worth to try this software.See their official site: http://www.extend-partition.com/
 




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