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Windows 7: Merging 2 partitions together


28 Sep 2009   #1
tech7

Windows 7
 
 
Merging 2 partitions together

hi

is it possible to merge 2 partition together.
i have local disc c
and another on thats empty right now
and i want to merge them together
is it possible
pleze help me???


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28 Sep 2009   #2
next

windows 7
 
 

The program that I now for this things is Partition magic .. enables creation and modification of partitions. Existing partitions can be resized without loss of data.
You can try it and we help you If you don't now but it easy
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28 Sep 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If you mean two partitions on the same physical HDD, yes. You can use Acronis Disk Director Suite to combine the two partitions, even if one of them contains Windows. You will have to be careful though about where your boot files are located. If they are also on C:, then there is no problem. Go ahead and combine partitions. If the boot files are on the partition you are saying is "empty", you will run into boot problems by combining. Prepatory work will be needed.

If you want to make 2 physical HDD work as one partition, that is know as running in RAID. There are many types of RAID so you will have to research what is best for you. You can mirror the drives to make one the exact copy of another, while only appearing as a single drive under Windows. You could span a partition to use all of the combined drive space of 2 or more drives to make a single partition. Many other options.

Let us know if you need further help.
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28 Sep 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

There is a notion that you should use the same tool used to create your partitions, to merge them back again.

Acronis did a 100% job for me. I installed XP on C: with one partition to start with, used Acronis to create a new partition (from un-used space). Tried installing Windows 7 on the second partition as dual boot but forgot to format it (so end up getting errors and not able to boot Xp). Closed my eyes and merged the two partition back to one and luciky it went smoothly. Xp booted and everyting was like before.
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28 Sep 2009   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tech7 View Post
hi

is it possible to merge 2 partition together.
i have local disc c
and another on thats empty right now
and i want to merge them together
is it possible
pleze help me???
If you can tell us what partitions you have, then we can better understand how to help you.

Click the 'Start Orb'
Right click on 'Computer'
Click 'Manage'
In the 'Computer Management' window, the lower left, under 'Storage', click 'Disk Management'

You will see the Hard Disk information there. Give us the information at the bottom as it is listed from left to right, or give us a screen shot.

If your empty partition is on the right side of your operating system partition, then it can easily be merged using 'Disk Management'.
Go to the Seven Forums tutorial:
How to Extend a Partition or Volume in Windows 7

If it is on the left or before the operating system partition then you will need a Partition Manager program.


You can find a couple of free partition manager programs that will do the job for you. This Seven Forums site has an extensive list of free programs that work with Windows 7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

Among others you will find:

EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition

Partition Wizard

I have used both of these and they work very well. Partition Wizard is compatible with 64bit and works with 32bit also. Either one will get the partitions adjusted for you.
Any questions, just reply here.


If you want to find all your system information and more:

SIW - System Information for Windows

You can use this to fill in your 'My System Specs' or maybe an easier way is to go to the 'Start Orb' and enter 'dxdiag' in the 'search Programs and files' box, click 'dxdiag.exe'. This will give you the basic info needed. This will help people here, help you.


Another Seven Forums thread for 64 bit Windows 7 free programs:

Free 64-bit programs
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28 Sep 2009   #6
tech7

Windows 7
 
 

thanks
i have 2 empty ones and they are both on the right side of my os hard drive (local disk c)
so i should just use the software
ill let you know how i go
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28 Sep 2009   #7
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
If your empty partition is on the right side of your operating system partition, then it can easily be merged using 'Disk Management'.
Go to the Seven Forums tutorial:
How to Extend a Partition or Volume in Windows 7

If you want to find all your system information and more:

SIW - System Information for Windows

You can use this to fill in your 'My System Specs' or maybe an easier way is to go to the 'Start Orb' and enter 'dxdiag' in the 'search Programs and files' box, click 'dxdiag.exe'. This will give you the basic info needed. This will help people here, help you.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tech7 View Post
thanks
i have 2 empty ones and they are both on the right side of my os hard drive (local disk c)
so i should just use the software
ill let you know how i go
This partition adjustment is possible to do using 'Disk Management'.
You will need to delete the 2 'empty' partitions, If you have anything in them that you want to keep you can copy or backup to another storage device if you have the available space.
Then you can extend the OS partition to merge the space previously used by the 2 empty partitions. The tutorial listed above is an excellent descriptive step by step procedure.
Have you looked at it?

Are you planning on using 'Disk Management' or one of the Partition management software programs referenced earlier, if you have decided to use one of them, which one?
Disk Management would be the easiest for this case. The Partition management software programs are fairly easy to use but will take a little more time to get it to do what you want, if you haven't used one before.

Any questions, reply here.
Good luck
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28 Sep 2009   #8
tech7

Windows 7
 
 

it all went good
the 2 empty partitions i deleted
then they became unallocated space
then on my primary hardrive i went thorugh the extend volume process
and that all went great so my local disk c is at its max (500gb)
yay thanks 4 the help guyz
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28 Sep 2009   #9
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tech7 View Post
it all went good
the 2 empty partitions i deleted
then they became unallocated space
then on my primary hardrive i went thorugh the extend volume process
and that all went great so my local disk c is at its max (500gb)
yay thanks 4 the help guyz
Glad that it worked for you
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28 Mar 2010   #10
techker

seven
 
 

All good guys I was forgeting to delete it before merging it!lol
it an amazing is seven.full of features!
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