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Extend partition into non-contiguous portion?

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Here's the jist of my week. SSD destroys W7 install twice in just over a week; while I send off for RMA, I decide to install W7 onto my HDDs. So as to have all my files and programs available for referencing, I simply format the empty space, and install onto it. After getting everything to where it's supposed to be, I format the old partition. Here's where I am right now:

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I had forgotten about that "System Reserved" portion. Now that the unallocated space is not contiguous with the C: partition, W7 won't let me extend the partition. Is there a workaround for this?

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Way off topic, but you're in Boulder!
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Way off topic, but you're in Boulder!

Yezzzurrrr! Unforunately I can't stay here past my freshman year, but it's hella good until May. cool.gif
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You go to CU, what are you studying?
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You go to CU, what are you studying?

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Its like placing 3 in front of 1 and 2. That formula just won't work. Your best bet is to format the whole HDD. Unless you don't mind a short-stroked HDD. I know I don't. wink.gif
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Its like placing 3 in front of 1 and 2. That formula just won't work. Your best bet is to format the whole HDD. Unless you don't mind a short-stroked HDD. I know I don't. wink.gif

I'm not familiar with short-stroking, but from what I gather, that would create a partition on the outer edge of the HDD for speed, which doesn't seem to help my situation. Am I missing something?

Also, I know how it doesn't make sense in its current form, but I wondered if there was some sort of utility that would expand the partition to the entire HDD, or perform some sort of repositioning.

I suppose I could just make another partition with that empty space and install programs onto there as needed... bah!
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Try extending system reserved to make it use all of that space, then shrink it so that its 100MB but the free space will be on the right.

If that doesn't work, try gparted using an ubuntu live disk.
    
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Originally Posted by JacobKay97;12275222 
Try extending system reserved to make it use all of that space, then shrink it so that its 100MB but the free space will be on the right.

If that doesn't work, try gparted using an ubuntu live disk.

The former wasn't allowed, and the latter didn't show the existing partitions, only the unallocated space frown.gif

Thanks for the ideas though. I guess I'll have to just set programs to start installing on the new partition until I decide to do another format...
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