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Windows 7: Merging two active partitions

04 Jan 2015   #1
sbtm77

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
 
 
Merging two active partitions

Hi everyone,

My main windows (system) partition is out of space. I have another partition on the same disk that I would like to merge with. However, Windows Disk Management does not let me do that. Or maybe I do not know how to do it? Or maybe it can be done via 'diskpart'?

Anyways, my harddisk is setup as follows:

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 F Backup NTFS Partition 465 GB Healthy
Volume 2 H Backup NTFS Partition 931 GB Healthy
Volume 3 C System7 NTFS Partition 200 GB Healthy System
Volume 4 G Win7Test NTFS Partition 97 GB Healthy
Volume 5 E Documents NTFS Partition 931 GB Healthy

My final aim is to merge volume 3 & 4 wiping of volume 4 data. Both volumes/partitions are on the same physical hard drive and both are marked as primary partition.

Anything I can do?

Thanks!


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04 Jan 2015   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Please can you post a screenshot of your maximised disk management window
Start>diskmgmt.msc>enter
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04 Jan 2015   #3
sbtm77

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Please can you post a screenshot of your maximised disk management window
Start>diskmgmt.msc>enter
Here it is:


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04 Jan 2015   #4
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

formatting G: leaving it as Unallocated, then click on C: and extend the partition should do it.
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04 Jan 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows Disk Management doesn't "merge" partitions.

If you want to extend C, you would need to get rid of G.

What's on G right now? If it's data you want to keep, move it elsewhere, such as to E.
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04 Jan 2015   #6
sbtm77

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
 
 

Ok, gonna get rid/format of G: and then extend C:

I'll report back in a bit.
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04 Jan 2015   #7
sbtm77

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just got done in under 1 min!

Thanks @doctore and @ignatzatsonic for your help!
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