Few days ago i installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 64 Bit. I installed Ubuntu through live CD installation, but instead of giving it a partition of 200 GB i gave Ubuntu more than a terabyte and left Windows 7 with 281 GB free space. I corrected this with GParted and reduced the size of sda5 to 216 GiB with help from here. But now i am left with 1.30 TiB unallocated partition which I actually want to add back to my Windows 7 partition. I think that i need to shrink sda4 and then grow sda2 but every time i try to shrink sda4 i get the message from GParted:
Can't have overlapping partitions. Can someone guide me through this problem ? Has anyone any idea why i can't expand sda2 ?
GParted Images from Live CD:
The Information of my Partitions (right click and open in new tab)
I have selected sda4 partition
Now i want to shrink sda4, so that afterwards i can drag sda2 over the unallocated partition.
After i click apply i get this error message:
Can't have overlapping partitions.
Disk Managment on Windows 7
I tried also the same thing from Windows 7. I wanted to expand my (C:) drive over the free space (Green Color). But first i need to delete free space and change it to unallocated space. The problem is that when i try to delete the free space partition i get the massage:
There is not enough space available on the disc(s) to complete this operation. I think this has something to do with Windows having troubles with partition ordering and allowing 0 to maximum 4 primary partitions. So is there no way to do it with Windows Disk Managment ? Maybe with diskpart.exe or some third party software ? Can someone help and guide me through this ?
Disk Management in Windows 7 Partition Informations
Hear i get the error massage when i try to delete the partition.
Diskpart informatins with primary, logical and extended partitions
After uninstalling Ubuntu i re-installed it and this is how my partitions look now: