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New SSD installed but unallocated space

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    New SSD installed but unallocated space

    I restored an image from macrium reflect on my new SSD, but now disk management says there is 1.47 gb of unallocated space. Is there any way to expand the C: partition while keeping the others the same? Thank you.
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    Yes there is but not with Windows built-in Disk Management utility. You need a 3rd party utility such as

    You need to be able to move the unallocated partition so that it is situated to the right of the C: partition, then you will be able to expand the C: partition into the unallocated space.

    It looks like you have too many Recovery partitions as well, personally, I would get rid of them and use an external drive and imaging software instead.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

    Personally, I would leave the unallocated space for the SSD to use for additional over provisioning.
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    Try EaseUS Partition Master, in principle, this tool works the same as the Windows Disk Management tool. The difference is that it offers more features and is a lot more flexible, for example because you can extend a partition, regardless of where the unallocated space sits.
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    Agree with Strollin. Use some third-party software to resize or merge partitions so that other partitions can keep the same.
    For those Recovery partitions, when you need more space, you may consider creating a bootable USB then delete them.
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