Unable to extend a secondary OS partition.

agentx002

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I recently created a secondary partition on my main hard disk to run MS's latest Windows 8 release. I'm using the new OS a lot more often, but only gave the partition 64 gb of space. That went pretty quick, so I promptly created another 64 gigs of unallocated space to extend the partition and last me until 8 is in stores.

Problem is, in the windows Disk Management application the option to "Extend" is grayed out when right clicking the Win8 partition, the one I'm trying to extend.
unabletoextend-win8-1.png

Having that unallocated space allows me to extend my main partition, but the option does not show up when trying to extend any other partition.
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How can I go about extending my secondary partition, while still saving my data, and of course keeping the ability to boot off of it?

-Agentx002
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Kyle geoge

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you should move the unallocated space right behind it. This must resort to third party software, you can check this http://www.disk-partition.com/extend-system-boot-partition.html