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Windows 7: Merging Two Primary Partitions.

21 Feb 2016   #1
Pravee926

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Merging Two Primary Partitions.

My Boot Partition (C Drive) is around 97.5GB and I want to extend the volume to around 150GB. So I made into partitions. Look at the picture. I want to merge both the C and G drives. When I select C drive and the select merge partitions, it shows that it can only be merged with D drive. I can't merge C and G drives. Please someone help me!




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21 Feb 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s because it`s not next to C, just extend C into D (but D is a Logical partition, so that may be an issue.) You can change it to a Primary partition if you want to, but do not try to do it with windows disk management, it won`t let you, use the program you have there, and please read any warning messages before proceeding.

If you try to make more then 4 Primary partitions on a MBR disk, it will turn that disk from Basic to Dynamic ( YOU DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN ) and you will certainly get a warning message before you try.

I recommend using Partition Wizard over any other partitioning program.

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

What is on G and why is it marked Active ?

Please post a full shot of Disk Management before going any further.
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21 Feb 2016   #3
Pravee926

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

G drive is empty. I just want to merge it into C. And I set it as active! Is anything wrong with it?
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21 Feb 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why did you set it Active ?

There has to be at least 1 Active Primary partition or windows will not boot.

Usually the System Reserved partition is marked Active and System, yours just says System.

Please post the full shot of Disk Management before you proceed.

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22 Feb 2016   #5
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I do not suggest you to merge C and G drives directly, it will be easy to lose data.
Your G drive is only used 66Mb, just backup your data and delete G drive. Then extend C partition with EaseUS Partition Master.
See merge two non-adjacent partitions
How to free merge partitions for more space with partition software?
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22 Feb 2016   #6
LordSnow

Windows 10 32bit
 
 
there is a partition in the way

Merge Partitions feature can be used to add unallocated space to any partition on the same disk, or merge two adjacent partitions into one. therefore, you cannot merge C with G. If I were you, I would shrink volume (G drive) to get unallocated space and then try Merge Partitions.
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