Add non-contiguous unallocated space to C drive in Windows 7

  mulligan 19:27 25 Aug 2014
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I have just upgraded my SSD on Samsung Ultrabook to 256Gb and used Windows Backup to restore image. All now working but additional space is non allocated and is not contiguous. From disc management,

System, 100 MB NTFS, (C:) 92.65GB NTFS Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition Hibernation Partition 4.29GB Recovery Partition 22.20 GB Unallocated 119.23 GB

Windows 7 Disc Management does not allow me to extend Primary Partition into non allocated space as they are not contiguous.

Has anyone successfully managed to do this using free 3rd party software? I am tempted just to add this non allocated space as a new partition for storing files as this looks simple and leave the Primary Partition alone.

  mulligan 22:16 25 Aug 2014

canarieslover, many thanks for convincing me to get this space onto my system partition. In the end I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard which is also free and seemed a bit simpler. R click on unallocated, "Merge partition", tick partition to add it to, ok then apply. This was quite nerve racking but worked. I have only had one error message since, "scc speed boot has stopped working" but this message seems to have gone away and all running fine now. Windows 7 boots in 16 seconds. Again thanks and all the best.

  alanrwood 13:24 26 Aug 2014

Just be careful moving partitions if you Computer relies on a hidden recovery partition to reinstall Windows from scratch. Sometimes moving the partitions can make this hidden partition non accessible.

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