First post here from a retired computer tech
After ordering a 3 PC license of Home Premimum from New Egg last week I read all I could here to make my life easier
The first update/install was yesterday on a 32 bit XP to a 64 bit 7. I can not believe how smooth it went. I read and printed several tips I read here and that helped a lot. My son and I were in line at midnight at Comp-USA on the release day of Win 95 so I've been doing this for a while
I had a very similiar situation as the OP and downloaded Partition wizard that SIW2 recommended. First I used my BART pe DVD and imaged the C drive to my NAS. Deleting the second partition and expanding the first went like clock work
But in my situation I drug the RIGHT side of C partition to the extreme RIGHT to use the full drive
Thanks for the usefull sight!