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Windows 7: Deleting Recovery Partition in Windows 7 64 bit

28 Apr 2014   #1
ski2fast

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Deleting Recovery Partition in Windows 7 64 bit

I was replacing the hard drive, when I copied the image back over the new hard drive was split into three partitions. Main, Recovery, and free. The 'Recovery' partition was the 'middle' partition. It was dividing my disk and I could not merge the main partition with the free partition. This effectivly turned my 120 gig SSD into a 60 gig SSD. I tired 'disk managment', I tried 'diskpart'. Nothing worked. I downloaded gparted partition manager and created a boot disk for it. Booting to gparted I was able to delete the recovery partition and.....finally.....merge my free space with the main partition. Gparted was pretty easy to use. However....the drive would not boot afterward. I then booted to the windows 7 disk and used system recovery to 'automatically' fix any issues. Tada! Issue resolved without buying anymore software.


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28 Apr 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You could have done that with the free bootable version of Partition Wizard....far easier than GParted too. You can't use Disk Management or DISKPART to manipulate the C: partition when the computer is booted into Windows.
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29 Apr 2014   #3
qusiba

gfg
 
 

Hi,i hope i can help you more or less.If you want to deleting recovery partition in your Windows 7 64 bit,i think you have to use some software.If you don't want to pay for anything ,here is a software for free:AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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29 Apr 2014   #4
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You could have done that with the free bootable version of Partition Wizard....far easier than GParted too. You can't use Disk Management or DISKPART to manipulate the C: partition when the computer is booted into Windows.
Another vote for Partition Wizard FREE here. For future reference...

How to merge partitions in Windows 7? Users regard using the best partition magic sofyware MinITool Partition Wizard as the best solution.

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Considerations of using MiniTool Partition Wizard to Merge Partitions in Windows 7
MiniTool Partition Wizard can be employed to merge partitions in Windows 7 under the condition that both partitions are NTFS and adjacent. If the condition is not satisfied, merging partitions in Windows 7 will not be accomplished. But MiniTool Partition Wizard can create the conditions for merging partitions. If users want to merge partitions of FAT12/16/32, the function of "Convert FAT to NTFS" can change file system. And if the two partitions are not adjacent, the function of "Move/Resize" can change the locations of partitions...
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