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Windows 7: How to merge two drives?


01 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How to merge two drives?

Hi ppl,
I'm using the dell inspiron 1545 with Windows 7 64-bit(C. I also have ubuntu installed in D:.

1.) Can I directly format my D:?? Will it remove ubuntu from my PC??

2.) Is there a way I can merge C: and D: after formatting D:??

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01 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums, gr8prasun.

I am going to assume that C: and D: are both partitions on the same hard drive. If so:
  1. Yes, you can directly format it. Open up the start menu, type partition in the search box, and click on Create and format hard disk partitions. From there, you can delete the D: partition, thus uninstalling Ubuntu.
  2. By merge, do you mean expand the C: partition to take up the space formerly consumed by the D: partition? If so, then yes, right click on the C: partition, and click on Extend volume.
Hope this helps
-Brice
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01 Jun 2011   #3

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hi Brice,

Thanks for replying. I did format the D:. But there's no option like EXTEND VOLUME if i right click on C:.

I found out the way by going to disk management and then I right clicked on C:, but the DISK EXTEND option has been disabled.
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01 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In that case, you can install Partition Wizard and follow step three of this tutorial:

How to Recover the First Partition on a HDD Used by an Older Operating System
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01 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can't extend C if D is still formatted. You need to delete the partition of D, before C can be expanded. This also assumes you want nothing left on D, and nothing on it needs to be saved. You will also have "repair" C to make it bootable again, if you truly want Ubuntu and GRUB gone.
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01 Jun 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

See if this tutorial on Restore MBR will help.
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02 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

If deleting D as suggested by Deacon doesn't allow Extend, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu.

Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend
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02 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BriceH View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums, gr8prasun.

I am going to assume that C: and D: are both partitions on the same hard drive. If so:
  1. Yes, you can directly format it. Open up the start menu, type partition in the search box, and click on Create and format hard disk partitions. From there, you can delete the D: partition, thus uninstalling Ubuntu.
  2. By merge, do you mean expand the C: partition to take up the space formerly consumed by the D: partition? If so, then yes, right click on the C: partition, and click on Extend volume.
Hope this helps
-Brice
It was better to repair MBR first. His system could be unbootable...
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