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Unable to extend a secondary OS partition.

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March 11, 2012 2:19:12 PM

I recently created a secondary partition on my main hard disk to run MS's latest Windows 8 release. I'm using the new OS a lot more often, but only gave the partition 64 gb of space. That went pretty quick, so I promptly created another 64 gigs of unallocated space to extend the partition and last me until 8 is in stores.

Problem is, in the windows Disk Management application the option to "Extend" is grayed out when right clicking the Win8 partition, the one I'm trying to extend.

Having that unallocated space allows me to extend my main partition, but the option does not show up when trying to extend any other partition.

How can I go about extending my secondary partition, while still saving my data, and of course keeping the ability to boot off of it?

-Agentx002
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March 11, 2012 4:22:32 PM


I would like to know the answer to that myself.
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April 1, 2012 9:20:39 AM

agentx002 said:
I recently created a secondary partition on my main hard disk to run MS's latest Windows 8 release. I'm using the new OS a lot more often, but only gave the partition 64 gb of space. That went pretty quick, so I promptly created another 64 gigs of unallocated space to extend the partition and last me until 8 is in stores.

Problem is, in the windows Disk Management application the option to "Extend" is grayed out when right clicking the Win8 partition, the one I'm trying to extend.
http://agentxfiles.ucoz.com/Screenshots/unabletoextend-win8-1.png
Having that unallocated space allows me to extend my main partition, but the option does not show up when trying to extend any other partition.
http://agentxfiles.ucoz.com/Screenshots/Unabletoextend-Win8-4.png
How can I go about extending my secondary partition, while still saving my data, and of course keeping the ability to boot off of it?

-Agentx002
(I just feel the need to throw in a signature)


you should move the unallocated space right behind it. This must resort to third party software, you can check this http://www.disk-partition.com/extend-system-boot-partit...
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