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Windows 7: How to merge all partitions & unallocated space into 1?

20 Sep 2011   #11
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You should have deleted all the partitions when you installed Windows 7.

Do a reinstall.


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20 Sep 2011   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Its very simple. If E: is the win7 partition (since you said in the first post you installed win7 on a 20gb partition, if you aren't sure first make sure), all you need to do is boot via the Partition wizard Boot CD, delete all partitions other than E: and pull the win7 partition slider to the left till it occupies the entire disk space. Then click on Apply to apply pending changes.

After this your windows will fail to boot. Reason? the boot files are placed on C: drive which you would have deleted. So you need to do the following carefully:

After deleting C: partition, right click on the win7 partition (all this in PW) and mark it Active. Then extend it to cover the entire disk space. Now place the win7 install dvd or the system repair disk in the tray/slot and boot from the dvd. Choose to repair Computer, then run startup repair (might need to do this 2-3 times). Then reboot into windows normally.

Partition resizing can sometimes cause loss of data so make sure your data is backed up before attempting the above.
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