Resizing an extended partition

Originally, my laptop came with the following disk configuration

OS(C:) 451 GB (Primary)

Recovery Drive: 13.81 GB (Primary)

Disk-OEM: 39 MB (Primary)

I needed three more partitions of 100 GB each for my data storage, leaving 151 GB for my OS, so I cut off a 100 GB chunk out of the initial 451  GB.

It was then that I came to know that Win7 offers a max of 3 primary and 1 extended partitions. Now my system treats that 100 GB chunk as an extended partition. I can only shrink it. I can create no more primary partitions + I can't resize my extended partition....

I tried deleting the entire 100 gb partition but it treats that as free space(not unallocated) and thus won't let me extend my C drive. Is there  any way that i can increase my extended partition size?

 

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Last updated July 15, 2019 Views 5,736 Applies to:
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--------------------------- Partition Management ------------------------------

Partition Wizard Home Edition:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
Note: There is also a bootable CD or bootable Flash drive versions:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html
http://www.partitionwizard.com/bootable-flash-drive.html
Some of the features and Functions include: Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition,
Resizing a partition, Move partitions, Restore Partition after accidental deletion,
Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition,
Change drive letter, Set active partition, partition explorer (View contents).
Note: To complete any task use the 'Pending Operations' box located in the lower left.

Alternative to Partition Wizard (Somewhat easier to use but both Partition Wizard and EASUS have nearly identical user interfaces)
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition (Free):
http://www.partition-tool.com/
ALL-IN-ONE partition software and the most convenient hard disk partition manager toolkit
Includes Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy Wizard and Partition Recovery Wizard on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 (32 bit and 64 bit).
It allows users to Resize/Move Partition, Extend System Drive, Copy Disk & Partition, Merge Partition, Split Partition, Redistribute Free Space, Convert Dynamic Disk, Partition Recovery and much more.

 

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