How can I extend a system partition when there is no unallocated space on my disk?

November 13, 2013
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How can I extend system partition when there is no unallocated space on my disk?

  1. Oron J
    November 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I agree with Jan, shrink one of the volumes and use the space freed up to create the new partition. Like Jan, I like to use EaseUS Partition Manager although there are many other partition managers (e.g. Partition Magic, GParted and various commercial ones from Acronis, Paragon Software etc) which are also excellent.

  2. Jan F
    November 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Do you have another partition on the hard disk containing the system partition? Technically you cannot extend a the system partition across multiple hard disks. This is only possible if the underlying disk actually is a RAID volume

    If you do have another partition you first have to shrink it so there is free/unallocated space next to the system partition. Then you can use the tool linked by Hovsep or if you prefer the Easeus Partition Master to extend it.
    http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

  3. Hovsep A
    November 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Best Tips for Adding Unallocated Space to System Partition Windows 7 You Can't Miss
    http://www.disk-partition.com/resource/add-unallocated-space-to-system-partition-windows7.html

    How to extend system partition when there is no unallocated space next to it?
    http://www.partition-tool.com/knowledge-base/how-to-extend-system-partition.htm