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Windows 7: Help reallocate paritions on HDD

01 Feb 2016   #1
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Help reallocate paritions on HDD

A few months ago I put a new SSD drive in my wife's laptop. The HDD had 3 partitions divided as C: with Win7, D: with Data and a 25GB System Reserved partition. I cloned the C: partition to the SSD using Macrium Reflect. I then changed the old partition drive letter to F: and labeled it as Old OS. I kept the everything the as is for a while as a "Just In Case" measure even though I made an image and saved it to a removable drive prior to doing anything. Time has passed and I (my wife)no longer needs that saved partition.

I have now marked that partition as "unallocated" using diskmgmt.msc in an effort to make that drive all one drive labeled D: Data. I was going to use the Extend Volume function to do this, but am confused. The D: partition is listed as Logical. Also, it is to the right of the other 2 partitions. I am not sure what to do. I have attached an image of the current drive layout.

All I want on HDD is D: for the whole drive except the 25GB System Reserved. Of course, I do not want to lose what is on it. If necessary I CAN make a new image of D:, reformat entire HDD and then restore that image. Is there an easier way using Macrium Reflect 6.1 or diskmgmt.msc ?


Thank you in advance for the help.
Michael




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01 Feb 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For starters you have to remove the 25GB partition and make that unallocated too. Then you can use Partition Wizard to add the whole unallocated space to D.

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01 Feb 2016   #3
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks. That should be simple enough. I am guessing you suggest using the partition tool you linked to after I delete the reserved space?
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01 Feb 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, you have to use this program because disk management cannot add unallocated space that is to the left of a partition.
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