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Windows 7: get rid of primary partition

24 Oct 2011   #1
haha12

windows 7 pro 64
 
 
get rid of primary partition

I have reinstalled Windows 7 on my HDD, and now I have 2 active partitions, on C:/ and D:/
I deleted the D:/Windows folder, then tried to delete the D:/ partition, but no luck using Disk Management.

The problem D:/ disk is using 72,5 Go and C: only 37,5 out of a total of 110Go?
So C:/, the actual disk I am using is almost full!


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24 Oct 2011   #2
Arc

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Welcome aboard

First of all, post a full window snipshot of your disk management window, so that the situation could be understood in a better way.
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24 Oct 2011   #3
haha12

windows 7 pro 64
 
 

Her you go! Thank you.
I have removed D active partition using Easeus partition Master;

Now how to transfer free space to C:/ ???


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24 Oct 2011   #4
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You can`t just transfer the space, as they are 2 different physical discs. You could get rid of the 37 GB drive and install windows on the 111 GB drive.
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24 Oct 2011   #5
haha12

windows 7 pro 64
 
 

I see.. I forgot I had a second drive in that machine...

I found why... my previous Win 7 is on C, that is why it takes somuch space. It is called Windols.old. Can I just delete it?


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24 Oct 2011   #6
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If you're sure you don't want to go back to the former installation you can delete Windows.old

Windows.old Folder - Delete

-DG
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24 Oct 2011   #7
haha12

windows 7 pro 64
 
 

Thank you! I will!
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24 Oct 2011   #8
haha12

windows 7 pro 64
 
 

My Windows folder is 15.7 Go. Is that average?
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24 Oct 2011   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Mine is 15.6GB so yeah that's average I would say. It differs with the amount and usage of screen savers, themes and the likes.

-DG
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24 Oct 2011   #10
Arc

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Mine is 12.8 GB . It is home premium, so it contains less stuff , and I am the only user .
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