Log on with administrator rights. Subsequent actions must be carried out on behalf of a user whose account has enough rights to change the system settings of the OS. The order of operations is the same in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
Make a backup copy of the changed section. Better make a full backup, but if this is not possible, we can restrict preservation of the most critical data in this section.
Then right-click the shortcut "My computer" on the desktop and select the context menu "computer Management". A window will open where you need to go to "mass Storage device" and click the "Control diskmi. The utility takes a few seconds for the mapping of all existing permanent and removable computer media. When this procedure is complete, highlight the partition, whose capacity you need to increase. In the context menu, dropdown on click section, right-click, you will see this added in the new version of Windows, the "Expand disk". Select it.
Click "Next" in the running dialogue of the expansion section. In the next dialog box, specify in megabytes the additional amount of disk space that should be added to the existing size of the partition. It is permissible that the total size of this partition even exceed the physical capacity of the disk as a whole, if the other diskx there is a sufficient amount of free space. However, it should be borne in mind that with this layout the potential data loss will be doubled, as in the case of failure of one of the disks will be lost data in the entire partition, including and stored on another disk.
Click "Next". This will begin the process of restructuring the data on the storage media of the computer in accordance with new installations. Too much time, he will not take and will not require a reboot.
The Home and Starter versions of Windows 7 and Vista, the function of expanding partition is deactivated.