Extending the Primary Partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Keith, May 28, 2008.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    I am running Microsoft Vista Home Premium, and for some reason the primary
    partition is only 20gb, (although the full hard drive is 250gb).

    I only have about 500mb left of space on this drive, I have tried to extend
    it without success.
    It is easy to extend or shrink the other drives in vista, but not extend the
    primary partition.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks Keith
    Keith, May 28, 2008
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  2. Holy deja vu!!!


    You can do this with drive management just like any other drive

    Your boot volume is a basic volume. If you tried to be smart
    and make it dynamic because dynamic volumes are easier to manage try again :)

    The free space you want to expand into is adjacent to the high blocks
    of the existing system volume, that is

    | system volume | free space | drive d:|

    If you have, say,

    | system volume | drive d: | free space |

    the expand option will be greyed out. You'll need to delete drive D to

    Thanks again to jawande for making this clear.
    the wharf rat, May 29, 2008
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