Extending Vista partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mamamegs, Feb 16, 2007.

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    Mamamegs Guest

    I'm trying to extend my Vista partition but the option is greyed out,
    even though there's adjoining unallocated space.
    Funny thing is that I can shrink the Vista partition and extend any
    other partition on the disk. How can I extend the Vista partition?
    BTW, is there a third-party partition manager available for Vista?


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    Mamamegs, Feb 16, 2007
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    Saucy Guest

    I suspect you are talking about either or both the boot or system
    partitions[they are usually one and the same, although not necessarily] and
    there are restrictions on those partitions i.e. no reformatting (from
    Windows, anyway), no deleting and so on.

    'Thems the breaks. Perhaps a third party software(s) can do the trick if you
    want to risk it?

    [Avanquest Vcom - Makers of Partition Commander]
    Saucy, Feb 16, 2007
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    Russ Guest

    I don't think you can do that if its the Boot\System partition. I was able
    to do this when I had a 2gig boot partition (c:\) and Vista was installed
    from there to a logical partition (d:\). I think if you convert your disk to
    Dynamic it is possible to extend a Boot\System partition??.

    Read this: Before you attempt to extend a simple volume, there are a few
    things you need to keep in mind. A primary partition becomes a simple volume
    when the disk is converted from basic to dynamic. However, if the simple
    volume was created before the disk was converted to dynamic it can not be
    extended. A simple volume can only be extended if the simple volume was
    created after the disk was converted to dynamic. A simple volume that was
    originally a primary partition can not be extended and you can not extend
    the system or boot volume.

    And this: If the disk does not contain boot or system partitions, you can
    extend the volume into other non-boot or non-system disks, but the disk will
    be converted to a dynamic disk (if it can be upgraded).
    Russ, Feb 16, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    Is the adjoining unallocated space to the left or to the right of your Vista
    partition? You can extend a partition to the right, not to the left.
    Jane C, Feb 17, 2007
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    Vespera Guest

    Vespera, Feb 19, 2009
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    sarawu Guest

    Yes, there is a third party FREE partition software which will help you
    extend the partition in Windows Vista as well as XP, or Server.

    No matter whether there is some allocated space next to the partition
    that you want to extend. By the way, no need to reboot the computer. It
    can resize and move hard disk partition freely.

    Here is the detailed step by step solution:

    'Easiest and Safest Disk Partition Software for Vista 64 Bit'

    By the way, it also supports dynamic disk and RAID.

    It is also useful when you want to 'Upgrade to a Large Disk or Transfer
    Data and Backup Drive'
    sarawu, Oct 20, 2009
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    extpress Guest

    It's good choice to use free partition manager to extend your syste
    partition. Of course, If your operating system is Vista, 2008 or Win7
    you could try to use Disk management to extend volume, which is easy t
    use and no cost. A article 'How to extend system partition on Basic Dis
    and Dynamic Disk?
    (http://www.extend-partition.com/extend-system-boot-partition.html) tal
    about how to extend volume in Vista and Later OS
    extpress, Dec 18, 2009
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    shiny Guest

    shiny, Jul 23, 2010
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    abcmei Guest

    :eek:Extend Vista partition; this question can not be finished by th
    built-in disk management directly, it is necessary to choose the 3r
    software to do this. 'How to extend system partition, expand and enlarg
    C: drive partition on Basic and Dynamic Disk?
    (http://www.extend-partition.com/extend-system-boot-partition.html) ca
    do this perfectly
    abcmei, Aug 31, 2010
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