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Why can't i extend volume of C drive?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, 

I have a 2TB Sata HDD that was partitioned years ago into 2 1tb volumes. 

I'm selling pc now and wanted to remove the partition and extend volume of C drive back to normal. 

I formatted and deleted the partition but I can't seem to extend the volume of C even if that partition is now unallocated space. 

 

Please help thanks

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If selling you might want to format the drive anyway, and reinstall windows.

 

IIRC, you can only extend volume into adjoining partitions, whereas yours has another partition between... but could be wrong.


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You can only extend to adjacent free space. The recovery partition prevents that.

 

Make a Windows install USB, boot on that, delete all partitions and make a fresh install.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Kilrah said:

You can only extend to contiguous free space. The recovery partition prevents that.

 

Make a Windows install USB, boot on that, delete all partitions and make a fresh install.

@Kilrah

Could i just reset the pc and do this as I have lost the win10 key years ago? 

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2 minutes ago, JellyBurger676 said:

@Kilrah

Could i just reset the pc and do this as I have lost the win10 key years ago? 

https://www.howtogeek.com/660517/how-to-find-your-windows-10-product-key-using-the-command-prompt/


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Reset the PC won't change the partition layout.

 

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html


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10 minutes ago, JellyBurger676 said:

@paddy-stone

Thanks Dude the code shows up however I can't remember if I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 so is this code going to work if it this was a code for win 7?

 

 

Should be OK I think. Just in case, before wiping etc, download a new copy of windows, and put onto a USB... you can run it unlicensed if the key doesn't work.


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It likely won't even ask since the installer will detect there's already an install there before you delete the partitions and take the licence info from it.


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23 hours ago, JellyBurger676 said:

Hi guys, 

I have a 2TB Sata HDD that was partitioned years ago into 2 1tb volumes. 

I'm selling pc now and wanted to remove the partition and extend volume of C drive back to normal. 

I formatted and deleted the partition but I can't seem to extend the volume of C even if that partition is now unallocated space. 

 

Please help thanks

IMG_20200814_140305.jpg

I just extended my C drive by using a free tool (Minitool). And it worked for me. I can suggest this to you as well. It takes some time but works.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/15/2020 at 1:52 PM, Nishant Kumar said:

I just extended my C drive by using a free tool (Minitool). And it worked for me. I can suggest this to you as well. It takes some time but works.

Hi mate thanks for the input. I'll keep that in mind if I ever need to do this again :)

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Would have suggested that if he was going to continue using it, but for selling you rather want to wipe your stuff and do a fresh install anyway, so 2 birds with one stone.


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Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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