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Extend Volume on C: Drive grayed out, can't extend volume.

Q: Extend Volume on C: Drive grayed out, can't extend volume.

I took my Acer Laptop to the computer shop to get my SSD fixed and when they finished it and got it home i noticed my drives where split into 2 drives of 50GB approximately; C: & D:.
I have been trying to merge or at least give some space to drive C: , but my extend volume button in the partition manager is gray, even tho i have allocated space.
please give me some advice.

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A: Extend Volume on C: Drive grayed out, can't extend volume.

Disk Management will not do the extension, but Partition Wizard will do it.

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Hello, i can not select extend volume as it is grayed out. im wanting to extend my windows 7 partition into the unallocated space to the right of it, but cant. i also have a small 30mb partition left over im wanting to extend the xp partition into it, this is also grayed out. please help.

A:Disk Management - Cannot Extend Volume - Grayed out

Hi there,
If you want to extend volume, you should make sure there is no partition between the original partition and free space (PS: it will not work if the free space is in "Extended partition"). Attached a simple screenshot in my test machine:http://cid-9c88b7cb6fa32a48.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Extend.jpg
If you have dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7, I suggest you create new partition with left free space and mount this partition as a folder to XP (or Windows 7 ) partition which is quite easy.
What do you think about it?

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So I want to add/extend two disk into one:
Disk 2 to Disk 0 (I want to extend C drive)
Disk 3 to Disk 1 (I want to extend D drive)
Can I add them without formatting C/D drive?

Here is the screenshot

A:How do I add/extend volume to C drive?

Hello-
I use a program called Paragon Disk Manager for all my HD tinkering. I'd make new partitions on the raw disks of the size you want, then clone the existing C / D onto the new partitions (or backup and restore to the new target partitions.) You might have to reset your BIOS to correspond to the new boot drive, but that's not too difficult (Press DEL / F11 at boot.) Then, you'd have the partitions (drives) like you want them, and also have backups too if you kept the old partitions.
Regards

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hi peeps, how can I extend my C drive volume? i tried using disk management, but the "Extend volume" option for C drives fade off, but not other drives. any idea how to extend the drive?

A:how to extend my C drive volume

I would try Partition Wizard free version. It's more versatile than disk management. From the screen shot it looks like C: is right up against D:. With disk management to expand a partition you need free space immediately to the "right" in the diagram. It's probably easier and safer to use Partition Wizard to move the other partitions and give the new free space to C:. The main consideration may be if D: is installed games you may want to check with the publishers to make sure moving the partition a bit doesn't mess up any registration/copy protection/licensing schemes the games use.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html

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Hello,
Once I have installed OpenSuse OS on my HP laptop. Now I removed it. I have separate partition left with it. I want to extend it to my C Drive but after shrinking it, I am not able to extend that partition to my C drive. I have very less space left with my C Drive. Please tell me how to extend that partition to my C Drive.

Thanks,
Rohit

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Hello,
Once I have installed OpenSuse OS on my HP laptop. Now I removed it. I have separate partition left with it. I want to extend it to my C Drive but after shrinking it, I am not able to extend that partition to my C drive. I have very less space left with my C Drive. Please tell me how to extend that partition to my C Drive.

Thanks,
Rohit

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Why can't I add my remaining 500GB unallocated space on to my drive C? but I can extend it on my drive D. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Can't extend the volume of Local Drive C

^^^ Very probably because of using Windows' own Disk Management. Works fine under ideal conditions (example, adjacent partition + unallocated space) but can't do more 'complicated' work.

This one > MiniTool Partition Manager Software for Windows PC and Server will do it.

Regarding all\any partiton\hd task, 1st part of the job is to always save a disk image (or as a minimum all personal\important files) to an external media.

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Hi

I have W8.1 x64, I have a 1TB drive attached on USB 3.0 port, the disk has four partitions, two are not allocated, I am trying to extend the volume on one of the active partitions, a Healthy, Primary partition but I get a message
"The operation you selected will turn the selected disk(s) to Dynamic disk(s).

I'm not sure what it means but how do I get the extended volume to be a Basic volume?

Thanks

Daniel

A:Cannot extend volume on External Drive

There's no such thing as an "unallocated partition". There is allocated space (partitions) and unallocated space. The latter is OUTSIDE any partitions.

Since you already have 4 partitions, any attempt to create another is going to force the conversion of ALL the partitions into Dynamic Disks.

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I don't get the option to extend my logical partition for some reason im trying to create a fifth partition so i took some GBs from my c partition which is unallocated spaced and want to add it to my logical drive to make another partition but the extend volume option is greyout im confused how can i do this?

Thansk for any help in advanced

A:Logical drive does not give the option to extend volume

Hello .


You can use the Partition Wizard boot CD to Move/Resize the left side of the Extended into the unallocated space, this snip below will give you an idea of the process and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

As good and reliable a program as Partition Wizard is, I would not trust the installed version for the operation you need, use the boot CD as suggested and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
click to enlarge

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the Bootable CD ISO file at this link below. Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather than a DVD; then boot the created CD to make the changes, it doesn't take any input from the user to setup, just relax and let it load. ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

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Well !
My aim is shrink volume of 8 gb from D drive and that extend to C drive.
I had successfully shrink volume of 8 GB and able to see as Free space.
Now i tried to extend this Free space to C drive. When i right click on C Drive the " Extend Volume" option is invisible. The same if i right click on D drive also.
Please help me out.

A:Extend Volume

You cannot change the size of the drive that you're currently using because it's locked for Windows. In order to resize your C: drive you'll have to use another tool (outside of Windows) to resize the partition - make sure that the tool is Vista compatible so that there's no issues with the resizing.

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Hello. I'm a New Member on this forum. Nice to Meet U Everyone

I have something to ask about my partition problem here :

That's my partition list, and I want to extend Unallocated drive (that I recently used for Ubuntu) to drive C or D, but I can't do that because I can't click "Extend Volume" at drive D.

Any ideas ? what I supposed to do ?

Thanks.

A:Can't Extend Volume

Minitool partition wizard will solve your problems and its free.
You'll probably need to move the empty space next to the partition you want to expand it to.

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I want to combine some unallocated space with a partition, but it wont let me, but it will let me with a different one.

A:cant extend volume

I take it you are trying to extend D:\?

You can only extend from left to right using W7's software.
You will have to use 3rd party software like Partition Wizard - Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
Dan

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I am using Vista x64 with a 3ware 9650SE raid controller as a redundant raid5 data drive. I added a 4th 1TB harddrive, and I am trying to extend the volume to merge with the new space currently available. I can't seem to do that though because "Extend Volume" is greyed out, and I can't figure out what is wrong. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this? Attached are screenshots that may help.

A:Cannot extend volume

Hi craziplaya21 and welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry, but that cannot be done without erasing and rebuilding the array. This article explains RAID and the different arrays available. RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I'd like to increase the capacity of my C drive which contains the operating system (142GB; 39% free space) by either deleting or shrinking my D drive which is empty (143GB, 100% free space).

I've read several post from users who found that the 'extend volume' option is greyed out and found that this is the case on my laptop.

I have yet to delete or shrink the D drive so there is currently no unassigned space on the disk.

Attached is a screen print of the Computer Management window showing the current situation.

What is my best laid plan?

Regards,

Andrew Baxter.

A:Extend volume

Have you had a look in the tutorial part of the site to see if there is anything there that can help?

My thoughts would be that you would have to go into the D partition and delete it which would put it as unallocated space, then you should be able to extend the C partition into that space.

Hopefully the experts will see this post and give you all the information you need and say if I got it right or wrong

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I have a Drobo system with 16 TB of hard disk. Windows has it allocated as a 2 TB and a 14 TB for some reason. I formatted the 2 TB as seen in the first screenshot. I then Right click in the computer management window and click on Extend Volume. This is seen in the second screenshot. I then click Finish and get the message seen in the last screenshot.. I know that a 16 TB disk is OK since I have had it before. What is going on here and how do I extend the volume?

A:Can't extend volume

To use the entire size contiguously, you must configure the drive as GPT not MBR.

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Hi,

I have on my external HDD three (3) primary partitions, and also some unallocated space.

My intention was, to use the EXTEND PARTITION feature.But it gives me the common error message:
"The operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s)."

I don't want that actually, I want to keep my three existing primary partitions. But since it seemed that was the only way to go, I clicked YES after many failed attempts. But even that lead to a new error, something like "feature not supported". Anyhow, that second error message is not my concern as i don't want to convert to dynamic disks.

But why can't i extend the volume of one of my three primary partitions? I don't have more than those three primary partitions on that HDD.
 

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someone give me the solution to this problem cause it is driving me crazy, i do not care about losing data, third party... whatever it takes.
-how do I move the unallocated space from disk 1 to disk 0?
(Screenshot)
http://i52.tinypic.com/2zzrpg9.jpg

thank you.

A:Extend Volume is greyed out.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jobean777


someone give me the solution to this problem cause it is driving me crazy, i do not care about losing data, third party... whatever it takes.
-how do I move the unallocated space from disk 1 to disk 0?
(Screenshot)
http://i52.tinypic.com/2zzrpg9.jpg

thank you.



There is no simple way to do it. You can set up a raid and span the disks if you mobo supports it but there are costs.

Why do you want to?

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Hi All,

I just got a new 60GB SSD and a new 3TB HDD for my computer. I planned on using the SSD as my boot device and the HDD for my storage device. I installed Windows 7 on the SSD with no problems. Once I opened Computer I didn't see the HDD so I went to Disk Management to assign the drive a letter.

Inside Disk Management I noticed that the HD was separated into 3 partitions:
1. 100 MB System Reserved
2. 2047.90 GB Unallocated
3. 746.52 GB Unallocated

I wanted to combine the two unallocated partitions into one but since they were not formated all my options were grayed out. So I formated the first unallocated partition and then I went to the Extend Volume.. option and it was still grayed out.

For some weird reason I have no control over the second unallocated partition. I cannot format it or change the size of it, it gives me no options. No matter what I do with the first partition it still won't let me do anything with the second one. I have even downloaded third party programs the combine the partitions and they still won't give me control over the second unallocated partition.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here? I feel like I am over looking something very simple. Any help at all would be much appreciated.

-Thanks

A:Can't Extend Volume Partition on HDD

When you installed Win 7 on your SSD, you did not disconnect the HDD from the motherboard. The System file was written to the HDD. It should be on the SSD. There are two things you can do. Reinstall Windows again on the SSD and this time disconnect the HDD. You can also attempt to transfer the System file to the SSD using this tutorial Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD Let us know how it goes. This is not the answer to the question you asked, but this needs to be done first and then we can tackle any other problems.

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I have three Partitions for my 250 GB HDD, which name Respectively as C, E, F. just I want to increase the size of ?C? partition. I shrink 20 GB space from the ?F ?Partition. I want to merge this space and C HDD Partition.
Can this is possible.

A:How to Extend the volume of a HDD Partition

It is possible. Please post a full picture of your Disk Management so that we can discuss the options.

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Hi, I am currently running Windows Vista Ultimate x64.
It is installed on Disk C: I had another partion which i have formated and make into unallocated free space. I want to add this free space to my vista partion but when i click on the C: partition, the Extend Volume option is there but it is grayed out and so i can not select it.

Anyone know what the problem is and any other ways in which i can add the free space to the partition.

I dont want to have to buy any 3rd party software before anyone suggests that.

If you need any details of my computer please ask.

Thank You :)

A:Cant Extend Volume In Vista x64

hi this should take you through the steps needed to finish your task
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-6170510.html please read through

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Hi, rarely post here (more active in the 7forums). Anyways, I cannot extend my C: Partition.

Before I had Windows 7 RC (x64) installed, then shrank it and installed Vista SP2.

Then I deleted Windows 7, and now it doesn't let me extend C: (vista) with the unallocated space.



Any help would be appreciated.

A:Unable to extend volume

hello, your question is simple,I recommnd the Partition Assistant to you, you can try it.

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Hi guys, is there a third party app that would allow me to extend the volume of my C: partition from the 102 MB Unallocated partition?

A:Can't extend partition volume

Hi !

I'm not completely sure, but I think Windows cannot extend the partition hosting the system.

However, you could try with a boot CD like Gparted, wich should be able to do shuch a thing. It would of course require a CD or DVD.

Best regards,
DocteurQui

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Hi,

I've seen a few postings referring to extending volumes. Surely it is possible to extend the system volume? Can you create an NTFS boot disk and then run diskpart from that?

Cheers,

Max

A:Extend System Volume

Yes, but I'd suggest using a tool designed for this purpose (such as Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director) rather than doing it from the diskpart command.

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Hello,
I have a Sony Laptop running XP professional.
The Hard drive was partitioned into C drive and D drive when it arrived.
The C drive is where everything is, and there is a space 3 times as large on the D drive .
I wanted to eliminate the D drive and expand the C to include all of the empty space.
I went into the Disc Management section of the Computer Management window.
I was able to delete the D drive, but when I try to Extend the C volume to include the now deleted D volume. It will not let me.

any Help ?
Thanks
 

A:Extend a basic volume

Welcome to TSG....

Of course the system will not let you and if it did you would destroy every bit of data and programing on the drive doing it the way you where going too....

First thing you have to do is make a backup of everything on the computer using something like Acronis True Image = http://www.acronis.com this is the absolute best of the best at doing this purchase it and follow the instructions and you will have the backup done and your data will be safe.

Second thing you do is get the following: gparted a free partitioning program and this blows Partition Magic away so far you never will see it again;

GParted - Gnome Partition Editor
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

When you download this you will have to burn the ISO file to a cd and it will be bootable then you reboot and use this to resize the partition to what you want. Make sure you read how to use it before you use it or you will have to use the backup from Acronis to fix it.

Have fun!
 

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In "Windows 7 In Depth", discussing Disk Management (page 718), the authors say:





Quote:
Caution: If you shrink your system's boot volume, you cannot extend it (unless you want to connect your system's hard disk to another system running Windows 7).


Is this true? If so, it seems rather an oversight. Has anyone tried it? The book might be referring to Dynamic Disks, or Basic Disks, or both, I cannot tell.

A:Extend Boot Volume

I have never encountered this problem...

~Lordbob

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Added a second Hard drive to the kids PC. Would like to extend the volume on the C drive to the new drive. The C was low on space. Instead of puting software on what is now E would just like to extend C so all new software can go to the default of a C drive. Is this possible on XP Home. If so what and how do I do it.

A:Extend a volume in XPHome

So what your wanting to do is use the new HD to add space to the C drive .. In essence creating one giant partition utilizing both HD's ... ? , If thats what your wanting there is no way that I know of to do this with a standard IDE connection configuration.

I'm not positive .. best to wait for a few more responses before giving up hope. :)

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hello,
I want to use that 4.88 GB and allocate it into any of the 4 drives... but the extend volume option is grey and i cannot select it.. since the unallocated space is at the right of all drives i should be able to use it, right? plz help me out...

A:Unable to extend volume

you will have to delete the unallocated partition to turn it in to free space and 4 partitions on a drive is rule of thumb just checking for you

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...tion-in-vista/

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I just changed my laptop drive from a SSD 180 GB to a 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash hybrid drive. I cloned the old drive successfully and now need to extend the Windows partition to include the unallocated space. When I try to using GParted, the Disk Management tools in Windows, and Magic Partition, I get errors.

A:Unallocated Space--Cannot Extend Volume

Could you post a shot of disk management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hello

I have just installed a WD 6TB Green Hard Drive for storage as I have an SSD as my C drive. A 5-minute job, I thought! Wrong....... Here I am, 4 hours later still looking at the screen!

The problem is: I have 3541.03GB of unallocated space and when right click to extend the volume, the 'extend volume' is greyed out.

I don't know why this is happening or how to fix it.

This is a brand new drive and there is no data on it at the moment. I enclosing a screen shot of the problem.

Anyone got a clue please ???

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: 'Extend Volume' greyed out

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I have a Lenovo G580 - It comes with it's own OneKey Recovery system which doesn't work. But neither does Windows 7 recovery.
When I try to back it up, it does but then it stops half way and says there is not enough space in the D drive to back-up. So I went into Disk Management and saw that it was limited to 25GB - So I tried to extend the volume but it has been greyed out so I cannot select it. What can I do?
I can't back it up or anything! I also had an error message which is the above: 0x80780048
Thanks in advance

A:Cannot back-up, not enough space, but then I cannot extend volume?

there are two methods for you. 1, you need to delete your OEM partition to change it into an unallocated space, and then use extend the volume funtion to extend D drive. Windows built-in disk-managment tool can only extend a volume when there is an unllocated space right behind it. 2, you can use a free partition software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, if you don't want to delete the partition. it can help you merge two adjacent volumes without data loss.
really help the above-metioned methods can help you.

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Hi all, my English isn't so good, so i'm sorry.
one of my disk split to 2 volume, when I try to extend the volumes in disk management, I had error "there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
What can I do

A:Can't extend volume in disk management..

Hello danorgad mate just so I have it right you want to use that unallocated partition?

My other query is I see there are two OEM partitions (top and second drives in list) what is that all about??

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Hello,

I'm trying to use disk manager to extend my C: partition into 20gb of unused space. The extend option is faded. When I try to delete the 20gb of free space, I get an error telling me I don't have enough disk space to delete the volume. I can format the 20gb volume and mount it, but I cannot get rid of it and extend my C: drive. Is it some default setting that some portion of the HDD must be an extended volume?

I have my 500mb set aside for critical boot files.

A:Cannot Extend C: Volume into Free Space

The free space has to be adjacent to, and to the right to extend into the free space with DM. Yours is to the right, but not adjacent to the free space. You may look at this and some of the other tutorials linked at the bottom to see if this will help. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

if nothing else works, copy everything off of the 2 partitions between C and the free space, delete the partitions, extend C as much as you would like to, recreate the partitions back and copy their contents back on them. It is unclear what they are, from the screenshot.

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I cant seem to extend my E drive... E drive is supposely not with any OS
C is my Win7 and D is my WinXp ... so why i cant extend my E drive???

A:I have unallocated space but i cant extend the volume

Hmm, problems.

I'm pretty sure that once created an Extended partition (containing the logical partitions C: and E: in your screenshot) cannot be resized. I had a similar problem and had to delete the logical partitions first, then delete the Extended partition, create the logical partitions again with bigger sizes. With Windows 7 in one of those partitions, that does not look like an option for you.

You might be able to create a brand new partition and move some folders from E: into it

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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!

A:Can't extend volume in Computer management..

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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hei guys
i want to increase my disk C: from 50 GB to 55 GB
disk C only have free space 1,5 GB, so if work it should be 6,5 GB free space
so i shrink my disk D: with the help of easeus partition

so the process will be shrink -> extend -> restart
my disk C increase and its become 55 GB
but the problem is free space still 1,5 GB that should be 6,5 GB.

is there i can do to get back my 5 GB free space

A:Why Free space not increasing after Extend Volume

The free space could have easily been sucked up by system restore, the page file, or the hiberfile without you even knowing it.

Did you reboot after you extended C ?

Check system retsore, make sure it`s only using a small percentage of the hard drive to save restore points. I turn it completely off and just make frequent disk images.

If you don`t use hibernation, that can be turned off as well.

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I have been running bootcamp on my IMac for quite some time now, and I've began to run out of space on my C: drive. I have shrunk the size of my Mac OS partition, however I cannot extend the Windows 7 partition into the free space. I would prefer to do this without external programs, as I have had trouble with them before.
Also, here is an image of the Disk management window when I try to get it to extend.

A:Cannot Extend Volume In Disk Management On Bootcamp

Welcome to the forum,

Unfortunately you will have to resort to a third party program because windows disk manager won't let you extend to the left.

The partition wizard bootable CD is a good choice,

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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Computer: Laptop HP Pavilion, 2017
system: windows 10, 64-bit
RAM 16 GB

Please, could any one learn me How I can extend C partition of Disk 0 by that Unallocated 626.06 GB of Disk 1? (see attached please)
thank you
 

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Hi,
I've Windows 7 system and space in C: drive is exhausted. I tried to extend the space using disk management tool. 
For this I created freespace adjacent to C: drive, but still the Extend Volume menu item is disabled.
Thanks

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Hi
I have partitions c (for programs), a (for files) and unallocated space thereafter of 200gb. I am trying to extend partition a. I have followed instructions to make sure to the right of the partition there is unallocated space but the 'extend volume' when I right click on partition a is greyed out.

I have tried using Paragon Partition Manager too but don't seem to be able to achieve it either.

can anyone help?

thanks

Rob
 

A:Extending partitions - 'extend volume' greyed out

http://www.winvistaclub.com/t11.html
 

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I installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64 last night on a 49GB partition of my hard drive, I had Windows XP Pro installed on the rest of the 180GB of space. I cleared that partition after installing Vista, however, I cannot extend my vista partition into the unallocated space.


http://i33.tinypic.com/11lugbp.jpg

Regards

A:Extend Volume - Greyed out, how can I regain unallocated space!

An excellent 3td software, Extend Partition Home Edition can safely and earily increase the C: drive to get more capacity. For more help reference: http://www.extend-partition.com/exte...e-edition.html

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 Series Laptop with Windows 8.1. While purchasing I asked for partitions to be created on it. They created 3 partitions C, D and E drives.

Then I wanted to install Ubuntu so I created space on C drive by shrinking the volume. This shrunk my C Drive.

After that I wanted to install Ubuntu. There was an option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. So I thought to upgrade to Windows 10 and then install Ubuntu. I did the upgrade to Windows 10 but forgot to reclaim the unallocated space back to C drive. So after Windows 10 installation, I have this drives. And now I am not able to allocate the unallcoated space to C drive since there is now a recovery partition present between C drive and the unallocated space. And I am also running out of space on C drive.





How is it possible to reclaim space on C Drive by deleting/ shifting the recovery partition and extending the C Drive to claim the unallocated space. And considering the partitions that I have, which drive should I try installing Ubuntu? I want C drive to contain some space , since I need to install programs / games in C drive. Also many software nowadays, dont ask for an install location. but install directly to C drive.

Could someone please help me out?

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Hello,

I'm using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to implement a RAID 5 array. I just added a 4 disk drive to the array. Everything wnet OK until the final step: Using Windows disk management to increased the volume size. I've posted a screen shot below. The volume is named 'Media". When I right click it, the extend volume item is grayed out. I've checked everthing I can think of, and can't find anyything wrong. I am running as administrator.

Please help!

Tom Dingwall

A:Disk Management won't extend volume size after adding to RAID 5 array

Been reading up on Raid again to try and help you. Cant find an answer for you but you should be able to rebuild the Raid without losing data.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along to help you

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RELEVANCY SCORE 99.6

I have a C: drive which I want to increase in size. Under disk management there is 20GB of "Free space" - (right next to the C: partition). But neither disk management or EASUES partition manager will allow the partition to use this space. How to I change "free space" to "unallocated" so that it can be used ?

A:Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

Can you post a snip showing what you have? An image makes it easier for us to help you. For example, you said that there was 20GB of free space next to your C: partition. What you didn't say was whether it was to the left or right of it.

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I deleted a partition I had added previously for a Linux OS. After deleting it turned green as in "Free Space" I want that available space given back to C. I have included a screen shot of where I am. I don't know what to do next. The "Extend Volume" Option in C is not activated.

System info included below

Thank you.


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LOGOS-PC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP G60 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.65, 12/15/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Logos-PC\Logos1
Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.91 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.81 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.20 GB
Page File Space 3.91 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:"Extend Volume" option on C greyed out. Free space available but how?

I`m fairly certain the entire space has to be deleted down to unallocated space, then you can extend C

I recommend making and using a Partition Wizard Boot CD to do all your partition management.

https://www.partitionwizard.com/part...otable-cd.html

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I have a 5GB unallocated space I want to add to my main partition. However, any tool I've tried doesn't let me...

Screenshot here:
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/6650/22009813.png

Window's tool is just grayed out...

Anyone able to help? I'll give you a cookie if you do! *looks for cookies*

A:Option to extend partition is grayed out

You can only extend the volume adding adjacent unallocated space.

The easiest way, if the partitions have nothing on them would be simply delete them, expand the one you want and remake the partitions.
Or if possible & they have some DATA, move that DATA to another drive temporarily then delete resize,remake.

Otherwise maybe try extending and shrinking the volumes next to the unallocated after the target partition, choosing to leave the Unallocated space BEFORE the partiton.


Now about these cookies?

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Hi.

I am trying to extend Partition C using the unallocated space.
When I right click on C, the "Extend Volume" shows grayed out.
When I right click on D, the "Extend Voume" shows available.

How do I do get that option available to extend C ?

Bonus question: how do I do to get completely rid off D? I do not need it, but I am afraid that if I delete it then I will have problems booting up my PC

Thanks in advanced!

A:How do I get extend Partition C ? Option grayed out

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hamlet


Hi.

I am trying to extend Partition C using the unallocated space.
When I right click on C, the "Extend Volume" shows grayed out.
When I right click on D, the "Extend Voume" shows available.

How do I do get that option available to extend C ?

Bonus question: how do I do to get completely rid off D? I do not need it, but I am afraid that if I delete it then I will have problems booting up my PC

Thanks in advanced!


You won't be able to extend the C: Partition to the left using the windows built in disk management. Only to the right.
If you want to extend to the left you will need to use a 3rd party Partition tool. Minitool partition wizard free will do the job.
I would advise taking a full backup/system image before moving the Windows partition. And have a 7 system repair disc on hand too. Also disable system restore before moving the partition. You can enable this again afterwards. When the windows partition moves to the left, the old system restore points will point to the old partition and won't work.

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