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Windows 7: How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage

13 Jul 2012   #1

 
 
How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage

I have a hard disk that the Disk Management diagram shows 4 partitions left to right:



110mb Healthy (OEM Partition) / 10GB Healthy Active Primary / OS (F) 136.44GB (Healthy



Primary Partition / 2.50 GB (Healthy Primary Partition)



(see screenshot)






I tried reformatting it but the reformat window would only allow the reformat of the OS partition



How do I reformat this disk to use its total 150 GB of space instead of the 136GB of storage it currently allows?



Thanks for your help




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13 Jul 2012   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

I would suggest you to use Partition Wizard Bootable CD .

For deleting all partitions of disk1 : Help on how to Delete All Partitions with partition manager - Partition Wizard?

For creating a new partition there : Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.

(all the links contains a video guide , at the bottom of the pages content. )

Alternatively, using disk management :

you can delete all the partitions : Partition or Volume - Delete

And create a new one : Partition or Volume - Create New
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13 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should be able to delete each of those partitions, and then create a new one to cover the entire job. If not, Partition Wizard is free and can handle that for you.
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13 Jul 2012   #4

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Can you delete those partitions rather than reformat them?
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