In this tip, I will outline how to extend a volume. However, before outlining the steps, there is a VERY important point to keep in mind. A primary partition becomes a simple volume when the disk is converted to dynamic. However, if an existing simple volume was created before the disk was converted to dynamic it can not be extended. A simple volume can only be extended if the simple volume was created after the disk was converted to dynamic. So when you are considering extending an existing volume, remember that a simple volume that was originally a primary partition can not be extended and you can not extend the system or boot volume.
You can extend a simple volume in Windows XP by following the steps listed below:
- Within the Disk Management console, right click the simple of spanned volume that you want to extend. Click Extend Volume.
- Select the disk that the volume will be extended to and click Add.
- Specify the amount of space to add to the volume. Click Next.
- Click Finish.
[tags]microsoft,xp,diana huggins,simple volume,extend,spanned volume[/tags]