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Windows 7: How to merge partitions that are on each extreme of disk ?

07 Mar 2015   #1
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How to merge partitions that are on each extreme of disk ?

Hi all,

i have two unallocated partitions on each extreme of my disks as shown below.
I would like to merge them. Is that possible ?
If it's not possible directly, do you think it is possible to merge the first unallocated parition with C, then shrink C on the right and give that space to D, then shrink D on the right and give that space to the second unallocated partition on the right ?
In toher words, move the first unallocated parition step by step through the other ones till the extreme right ?

I have MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.0

How to merge partitions that are on each extreme of disk ?-partition-wizard-before-changes.png




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07 Mar 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Those aren't partitions. They are unallocated space.

You should be able to do add them to whatever you want with Partition Wizard.

With Windows Disk Management, you should be able to add the unallocated space on the far right to D, but only to D.
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07 Mar 2015   #3
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Those aren't partitions. They are unallocated space.

You should be able to do add them to whatever you want with Partition Wizard.

With Windows Disk Management, you should be able to add the unallocated space on the far right to D, but only to D.
Thank you ignatzatsonic! I just did it and it worked perfectly!

Here are some more info for those interested:

Actually I had to move the existing partitions rather than move the unnalocated space.
Because when I was clicking on the unallocated space there weren't any option available to move it, there was only the option to create a partition with it.
So i clicked on the C partition and selected the "Move/Resize" tool, then in the pop up window, I could drag the partition to the left, on the unallocated space. That made the unallocated space go between C and D.
Then I did the same with D. Dragged in to the left. That made the unnalocated space go to the right of D and "merge" with the existing unallocated space on the extreme right. They became one.
Finally I created a partition there, for Windows 8, still leaving some unallocated space in case I want it for something else.
Here is how it looks now. I managed that with the free edition. Thanks!
How to merge partitions that are on each extreme of disk ?-after.jpg


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08 Mar 2015   #4
TVeblen

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Keep in mind that Windows systems create those 2 tiny unallocated spaces on disks for advanced disk tasks. In general they should be left alone.
However most people have no use for these tasks (creating Dynamic Disks, etc) so it really is user's choice. No real harm will be done by removing them.
Linux systems have no use for these spaces so will list them as unallocated, but Windows systems ignore them.
Just so you know.
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08 Mar 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can still add the 13 GB un allocated to Windows 8
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08 Mar 2015   #6
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Keep in mind that Windows systems create those 2 tiny unallocated spaces on disks for advanced disk tasks. In general they should be left alone.
However most people have no use for these tasks (creating Dynamic Disks, etc) so it really is user's choice. No real harm will be done by removing them.
Linux systems have no use for these spaces so will list them as unallocated, but Windows systems ignore them.
Just so you know.
Thank you for the info, but the two unallocated spaces shown in the first post weren't tiny though.
The first one (25 GB) on the exteme left, was from the recovery partition which i deleted because the warranty isn't valid anymore and I have installed another version of windows.
As for the unallocated space on the right (23 GB) was left empty intentionally in case I needed to add something there.
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08 Mar 2015   #7
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can still add the 13 GB un allocated to Windows 8
Thanks, I know, as I said in post #3 :

Quote:
Finally I created a partition there, for Windows 8, still leaving some unallocated space in case I want it for something else.
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09 Mar 2015   #8
TVeblen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adri123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Keep in mind that Windows systems create those 2 tiny unallocated spaces on disks for advanced disk tasks. In general they should be left alone.
However most people have no use for these tasks (creating Dynamic Disks, etc) so it really is user's choice. No real harm will be done by removing them.
Linux systems have no use for these spaces so will list them as unallocated, but Windows systems ignore them.
Just so you know.
Thank you for the info, but the two unallocated spaces shown in the first post weren't tiny though.
The first one (25 GB) on the exteme left, was from the recovery partition which i deleted because the warranty isn't valid anymore and I have installed another version of windows.
As for the unallocated space on the right (23 GB) was left empty intentionally in case I needed to add something there.
You are right. I just looked at the configuration and did not enlarge to read the sizes! Sorry.
The small unallocated I was talking about are 8MB or so.
It is such a recognizable configuration in PW.
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09 Mar 2015   #9
adri123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen
You are right. I just looked at the configuration and did not enlarge to read the sizes! Sorry.
The small unallocated I was talking about are 8MB or so.
It is such a recognizable configuration in PW.
No worries thanks for the info anyway!
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