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Windows 7: how do i merge 2 unallocated sizes

31 Aug 2014   #1
Back2Revenge

Egypt
 
 
how do i merge 2 unallocated sizes

So i got here 2 unallocated sizes
Wanna merge them but not using any software, only the disk management.
Is it possible?
P.S : The first unallocated size i got it from shrinking the C drive, and the second from shrinking the D drive
and i dont know why didnt they merge automatically.




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31 Aug 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows Disk Management has its limitations.

Assuming you got them merged, would you then just leave it as unallocated? Or would you want to add it to some partition?
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31 Aug 2014   #3
Back2Revenge

Egypt
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Windows Disk Management has its limitations.

Assuming you got them merged, would you then just leave it as unallocated? Or would you want to add it to some partition?
I was just trying a small sample, but really I wanted to make a new partition with 60 GB to install windows 8.
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31 Aug 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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You need a tool with more capabilities than Windows Disk Management if you want to do anything fancy.

Best one is Partition Wizard.

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

But you could add that space back to C and then shrink D by 60 GB. Then make a partition out of that free space and install 8 there. You've got plenty of free space on D. You can do all of that with Windows Disk Management.

I think most people would tell you to try to put 8 on another drive entirely if possible. Maybe not possible in your case.
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31 Aug 2014   #5
Back2Revenge

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I think most people would tell you to try to put 8 on another drive entirely if possible. Maybe not possible in your case.
Thats what im trying to do.
Why isnt it possible?
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31 Aug 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

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It looks to me from that picture like you want to put 8 on the same drive as C.

A different partition, but the same drive.

It is possible. It's just more prone to problems than using a separate drive. If you don't have another drive, you don't have any choice.
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31 Aug 2014   #7
Back2Revenge

Egypt
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
It looks to me from that picture like you want to put 8 on the same drive as C.

A different partition, but the same drive.

It is possible. It's just more prone to problems than using a separate drive. If you don't have another drive, you don't have any choice.
Aw, You mean a different HDD?
Unfortunately, No.
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31 Aug 2014   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Plenty of ways to do it - but you don't want to use software - so unless you DELETE the D partition and then create a new partition in the total unallocated space you won't be able to without re-formatting the entire Disk.

Not using the appropriate tool for the job is a bit like saying I want to drive a car but I can only drive it when there's NO FUEL in it or trying to remove a large Railway Iron Girder with only a watch makers Screwdriver. !!

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Aug 2014   #9
Back2Revenge

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Plenty of ways to do it - but you don't want to use software - so unless you DELETE the D partition and then create a new partition in the total unallocated space you won't be able to without re-formatting the entire Disk.

Not using the appropriate tool for the job is a bit like saying I want to drive a car but I can only drive it when there's NO FUEL in it or trying to remove a large Railway Iron Girder with only a watch makers Screwdriver. !!

Cheers
jimbo
Well, The only reason why i dont want to use any tool is because I read many reviews about those tools and found them aren't safe 100%. Also many people got their machines damged.
So I dont want to risk.
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