Originally Posted by Remeniz
OK. Try it the other way round.
Highlight the 'Free Space' and right click. Do you get the option to 'Shrink Volume'?
Only options I can get are "New simple volume", "Delete Partition" and "Help"
Originally Posted by ~Darkseeker~
try creating a new primary partition out of the Free space and delete it, does it come back as Free or go to unallocated?
How would I create a new primary partition with the free space?