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Old 12-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
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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"

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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?
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:34 PM   #12
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Do what ~Darkseeker~ said above. Make it an actual partition again, like E: or I:, and then see if these options become available.

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How would I create a new primary partition with the free space?
You can extend or shrink partitions in Windows Vista/7.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #13
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I've got Windows 7
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Ok.

Highlight the Free Space volume and create a 'New Simple Volume'. You should get the Extend and Shrink options available to you.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:53 PM   #15
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There is not enough space on the disk(s) to complete this opperation
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Have you tried booting into something like Parted Magic and seeing if you can add the free space to your C: drive?
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Mmm.... Thats strange.

Basically what you need to do is make that 'Free Space' a usable partition. So you make it a usable partition and label it I:. Then you 'should' be able to merge it with C: in two ways...

Highlight the C: partition and extend it by the same amount as partition I: or,

Shrink partition I: to zero which will add it to C: and make it bigger by the same volume as I:.

Either way Windows 7 will work out how much it can extend/shrink the volume. I used it a few days ago to merge a twin partition set up I had on one of my hard drives.
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