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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Disk Partitioning for Win 7

We received a replacement HDD that had Win 7 conveniently installed on an 8 GB partition at the end of the drive.  There was a small partition at the beginning of the disc, and roughly 60 GB of unpartitioned space in the middle.  Since the partitions can only be expanded to the right, it was not possible to use Win 7 Disk Management to correct the issue.  I looked at a couple of programs to move the partition, but some of them were only free for home use.  I found Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition, however, for which commercial use is very specifically allowed. While I don’t remember exactly what I did, whether it was moving or merging, I ended up with a usably sized partition for the OS.