My Windows 7 computer's Disk Management is not working properly. I can shrink the D: drive which is not primary partition, the unallocated space comes out. I then tried to create a new simple volume.

After the wizard Disk Management says:

The Disk Management console is not up to date, please refresh.

I pressed the refresh button and the unallocated space remained the same amount. There is no new volume.

How can I shrink drive C: and extend it to drive D:? If I try to do this it will say:

The maximum number of partition has reached.

I think it may be because the C: drive is the primary boot drive.

  • can you post a screenshot of disk management? – tumchaaditya Jul 17 '12 at 4:13

If you have 4 partitions already then that's the limit.

Otherwise if you're still struggling try and use a 3rd party tool, such as GParted, while your current OS isn't running.


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