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Windows 7: Can't delete partition?

26 Aug 2013   #1
Robb9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't delete partition?

Well here is the story;

I had 2 windows operating systems running, one on the D drive and another on the C drive. I decided to remove the windows running on the D drive, deleting anything and then made a new empty partition.

but....
for some reason I cannot seem to delete that new empty partition I made. What I'm trying to do is extend the empty partition to my main windows installation so I can have more disk space.

Here is a screenshot of my partitions:



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26 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Robb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You are not able to delete the D: partition since it has the page file on it. You will need to first move the page file to be on your C drive instead.
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
Afterwards you should be able to delete the D: partition. However, you will not be able to extend the unallocated space from D: into C: in Disk Management since it's to the left of C: instead of directly right (adjacent) to C:. You'll need to use a free program like MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition to do so instead.
How to resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 or Windows XP/7/Vista with partition magic manager software? Move/Resize Partition Help.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Aug 2013   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You may try using Partition Wizard Bootable CD.
Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Follow the process: How to Delete Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Help

You may need to remove the boot entry from the system reserved partition too, if the two installations are in a dual boot sequence, but that comes later.

If anything problems with the procedure, let us know.
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26 Aug 2013   #4
Robb9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm gonna make a backup first then try Brink's solution, don't wanna risk any data loss.
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26 Aug 2013   #5
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Robb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You are not able to delete the D: partition since it has the page file on it. You will need to first move the page file to be on your C drive instead.
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
Afterwards you should be able to delete the D: partition. However, you will not be able to extend the unallocated space from D: into C: in Disk Management since it's to the left of C: instead of directly right (adjacent) to C:. You'll need to use a free program like MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition to do so instead.
How to resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 or Windows XP/7/Vista with partition magic manager software? Move/Resize Partition Help.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
I don't think the free version of MiniTool supports merging partition Brink, I'm pretty sure of that, maybe suggest a differant partition program?
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26 Aug 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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26 Aug 2013   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I love this tool but I rarely see it recommended,
It's Awesome and I Love the Slide bar approach No calculator needed
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26 Aug 2013   #8
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

it say's nothing about it merging partitions in home edition on this page, but if you click "compare Editions" it has a red X next to Merging partitions for Home edition
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27 Aug 2013   #9
Robb9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok guys! I've managed to move the page file, now I'll have to extend it using third party partition managers. Gonna try EaseUS now!
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27 Aug 2013   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redfang337 View Post
I don't think the free version of MiniTool supports merging partition Brink, I'm pretty sure of that, maybe suggest a differant partition program?
Strictly speaking its not a merge operation...simply resizing C: to the left into the previous partition, which should be deleted and show as unallocated. Partition Wizard is capable of that.
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