37. Extend A Partition From Within Vista
For the first time a windows operating system is
now capable of extending your hard drive partition
without the need for third party software such as
Partition Magic, Acronis Disk Director or Paragon
Partition Manager. These last three software
applications are not redundant however. Windows
Vista's disk management still can't handle
everything that Partition Manager, Acronis Disk
Director or Paragon Partition Manager can, but at
least it is a start.
To Extend a partition proceed as follows:
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ From the Start menu click
3/ In Control Panel click the
Administrative Tools Icon.
4/ In Administrative Tools click
the Computer Management option.
5/ Because Computer management requires
administrative privileges you may find the the
User Account Control will pop up.
If it does then enter the required information (if
you are not the administrator) or, if you are the
administrator, click the Continue
6/ In the Computer Management window
look at the list of options on the
left of the window. Under Storage
you will see the Disk management.
Click on this option.
7/ When the Disk Management window
opens Right Click on the
partition you want to extend
and, from the drop down menu click
on the Extend Volume option.
8/ The Extend Volume Wizard will
9/ Click the Next button.
10/ Type in the number of Megabytes
you want to extend the partition
and then Click the Next Button.
11/ Windows Vista will now start to extend your
12/ Finally Click the Finish