Removing Extended Partition

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ChicoPierre

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I am unable to shrink an extended partition in order to expand a primary partition (C drive). I therefore want to delete the extended partition and its unallocated space after removing multiple logical volumes. After expanding my C drive, I would recreate the extended and logical partitions then reinstall the extended partition contents with backed-up files.

My question is: Is this doable and if so are there precise or recommended procedures.
 

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Allan
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It's certainly doable and your idea should work.

EDIT : don't move the start of the C partition and don't change the 1st 'System Reserved' partition in any way.
 
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Depends on what is on the partition you are wanting to get rid of and wheter this partition is to the right side of the C drive and right next to it in disk management.
 

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Thank you Alan and Rockn for your advice. Allan, the C drive and preceding unlettered partition will not be moved. Rockn, the Extended partition that I am removing does follow the the primary C drive but has unallocated space preceeding the logical volumes.
 

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Sorry for the delay but I was unable to delete the remaining logical volume (the first one in the extended partition) using windows 7 disk management. I was however able to complete the afore-mentioned tasks using GParted Live.
 

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Glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting the solution.

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