How to resize / extend primary partition in Windows / Server

Most of the times, it’s the C drive on a Windows machine that needs to be extended to create more space than was allocated during initial install.Турецкая баня своими руками

Windows Vista onwards, you can use the Windows Disk Manager (Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Manage Computer -> Disk Manager). The only requirement is that there is unallocated disk space next to Primary Partition (C) on the physical disk.

In a situation where:

you can extend the C drive by following the steps below:

For more complex configurations, a third party tool may be required e.g. GParted

Extending and shrinking disk partitions / volumes using Microsoft’s bundled utilities have some basic limitations:

Also, have a look at these links for further info:


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2 Responses to “How to resize / extend primary partition in Windows / Server”

  1. daisy-love said:

    Jan 20, 14 at 8:32 am

    There is a tutorial for partition resize:

  2. said:

    Apr 11, 13 at 11:58 am

    Very good info. Lucky me I came across your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book-marked it for later!

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