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Why can't I extend the C: drive on Vista? Because I have Free Space to its right instead of Unallocated Space

Why can't I extend the C: drive on Vista? Because I have Free Space to its right instead of Unallocated Space

"I have a C: drive that is the primary partition (bootable) that I would like to extend.
In order to do that it seems like I need to have Unallocated Space to the right of the partition."

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Total answers/comments: 3
Guest [Entry]

The problem is that you can NOT extend a primary bootable partition. I think your best bet will be to boot from a BartPE CD or a GParted CD, and do the re-size from there.
Guest [Entry]

"No need to boot up GParted or anything else but your Windows installation.

Use diskpart.exe's extend command as suggested by others.

If that however doesn't work, Dell has made a small utility do extend partitions on-the-fly. Even works on Windows XP/2003 boot partitions.

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&DriverId=R64398"
Guest [Entry]

"To shrink or expand partition size, use built-in Computer Management.
But on vista/win7, drive C: can't be expanded unless there is an adjacent unallocated space next to it.
To do this,
Shrink drive D:
Make D: and E:, then delete drive D:
Now you can expand drive C:"