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monicabang

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  1. There are more than one reason for which you cannot extend the primary partition. From your snapshot, it is easy to find the partition L and partition P are logical drives. To shrink either one of them, you can only get the free space, with which you can only extend the logical drive in its left adjacent side. That's caused by the limitations of Disk Management: 1. Shrinking a primary or logical drive can only generate an unallocated space (for primary drive) or free space (for logical drive) in its right adjacent side. 2. Extending a primary or logical drive requires the unallocated space or free space located in its right adjacent side. Namely, the free space or unallocated space can only be added into the donor partition(ie: the partition you just shrunk). At the same time, Disk Management does not supporting moving any partition. Therefore, many users often find the extend volume greyed out even when they have got unallocated space through shrinking another partition. To solve it, you have to delete the partition right behind the volume you want to extend to get an adjacent unallocated space, or use a third-party partition manager. In your situation, you have to delete all logical drives.
  2. No matter you want to clone the entire Windows system disk, or only clone the Windows 7 boot partition (usually C drive) to another drive, you can make use of AOMEI software, which is able to clone hard disk or migrate only OS drive to SSD, and ensures you can boot from the cloned SSD after clone.
  3. To change cluster size, you can use Windows File Explorer, or Diskpart, and it needs to be finished with formatting process. In File Explorer: 1. Right-click on the partition you want to change cluster size, select Format.... Here we take G: for example. 2. Click Allocation Unit Size (Cluster size), select one cluster size you needs to change to, here is 64 kilobytes, select Quick Format > Start. In Diskpart: 1. Click Start button, typecmd in the search box, run the program as administrator. 2. when the command prompt pops up, type diskpart and pressEnter key to open the diskpart command prompt. 3. Type list disk. 4. Type select disk 2. 5. Type list partition. 6. Type select partition 1. 7. Type format fs=ntfs unit=64k. Or you can use third-party software, to copy the target partition to another hard drive, and then format it and change cluster size without losing data.
  4. Did you mean to clone the entire HDD, including installed OS and extra programs, to another hard drive? If that's what you are looking for, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can help you clone a disk sector by sector, or just clone a single partition from one disk to another, or only migrate os partition to SSD or HDD. Also, you can successfully boot from the destination disk after clone.
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