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Windows 7: How to delete a primary partition ?

02 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to delete a primary partition ?

I have two primary partitions and I want to delete one of the and completly expand the other. When i get in my computer/manage/disk management if i right click a partition it won`t let me le delete it or expand it. How can I have A SINGLE hard drive completly expanded ?






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02 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The problem is likely that you have the page file on D:. It won't let you delete it while in use. Change it back to C: before trying to manipulate the partitions.
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03 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

How could i do that ?
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03 Aug 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Right click on computer icon select Properties, click on Advanced system settings. In the system properties go to Advanced tab, click on Settings button in Performance section, go to Advanced tab and click on Change button in Virtual memory section.

If you see no values in D: partition then there is no pagefile in D:.

If you see the D: drive with Page file size in MB (4096 or any other number), Select D: and click on No paging file and press Set button.

Make sure your C: drive has a paging file of sufficient size. You can use the recommended value shown in the bottom of this dialog box. Close all the windows by pressing the OK button. You will be asked to reboot for these new values to take effect.

After reboot again go back to the same screen as above and check to see there is no pagefile in D: drive. Now you may attempt to delete the partition.
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03 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I did it, thank you very much
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03 Aug 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

You're welcome
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04 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
If you see no values in D: partition then there is no pagefile in D:.

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If you look at the screen shot, Disk Management shows the D: partition had the page file. That's why it wouldn't let him delete it. Seems strange somebody got it there but can't put it back on C:. But then maybe the PC came from someone else who set it up. Or he changed it so long ago he can't remember how.
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04 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well you`re right, it wasn`t me the one who installed Windows 7 on my PC, it was the same person that made two partitions.
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04 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Unfortunately once you are running with pagefile.sys in Windows there's no way to disable/delete it without a reboot (unless there's some "undocumented" trick I'm not privy to.)
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