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Windows 7: need help regarding hdd partition

10 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
need help regarding hdd partition

hello people..
i want to merge two partitions, "new volume I" (which is beside C ) and last drive "new volume J."
which are primary partitions (not logical drives).
i tried partition magic 8.0v to merge but i didn't worked.
so, if anyone knows how to merge 2 primary partitions plzz help..

hope you'll find a solution for me.
and i really appreciate your work here..

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10 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hi lucasleo...your problem is, that between the partitions you want to merge sit all your logical partitions
so you need to move the primary partitions next to each other only then can you merge them.
PLUS Partition Magic v8 is at least 5 years it's not really safe on windows 7
You could try your task with a more recent manager like

Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition - partition software, resize partition

or (more for experts) with the Linux based tool gparted

Using GParted to Resize Your Windows 7 or Vista Partition - How-To Geek

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10 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Looking at the screenshot, your Windows 7 partition is way too small.

I would immediately move the data off of I, delete it in Disk Mgmt, then extend C into that space: Partition or Volume - Extend

Even that may be too small, so if you need more space for C then I'd move data off of J, delete it using free Partition Wizard bootable CD, then rightclick to Resize the extended Logical partition, left click and hold to slide the whole partition to the right to move the deleted J space next to C, then extend C into it.
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10 Jan 2011   #4

ultimate 64 sp1

i don't think either of those programs that SledgeDG mentioned will do merging.

i am unaware of any free modern apps that offer the merge function.

if i find one, i'll post.

*edit* found this - can't vouch for its quality though...
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10 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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10 Jan 2011   #6

ultimate 64 sp1

the free version of partition wizard won't merge i'm afraid.

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10 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Mickey is right!
The free version of Paragon Partition Manager and Partition Wizard don't explicitly support merges.
But both do support move and resize
So move I: next to J: (or vice versa), copy the content of one of the two elsewhere (temporarily)
delete the emptied partition and resize the other one (if you not rather follow gregrocker's advice, that is)

Theoretically you even could still use Partition Magic 8 for the task if you'd use it from a bootable disk.
I just advise against it

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10 Jan 2011   #8


Bootit NG will slide, merge, etc. I believe the 30 day trial is fully functional. Of course, slide operations must be done with the DOS disk.

Here is the manual (copy between underscores and paste in browser or click for a direct download):


Here's the download page for the trial:

TeraByte Unlimited :: Downloads :: BootIt Next Generation

They've been around for quite some time.

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10 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

A slight variant on the gregrocker advice. Use Partition wizard.
Backup data on I & J whatever way you want.
  1. Delete (making unallocated) I & J.
  2. Move the extended partition containing the logicals all the way to the right as per the gregrocker advice.
  3. That leaves one unallocated region to the right of C:
  4. Resize C: by moving it all the way into the unallocated space (which came fro I&J)
C: is at a reasonable size (not too big!).
You now have 1 primary and may want to reconfigure your logicals. You have 2 other spare primaries to play with.
Replace your backed up data where you want it.
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11 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

well thnx 4 stopping by and replying my query.

i want a few things to tell about,
#1 : there is no data in the partitions i want to merge (i.e I & J)
#2 : it seems choice of extending is not available (option is in grey color)
#3 : i want those 2 partitions to be one.

now can u tell me is it possible to merge.
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