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Windows 7: Recover OEM partition

16 Dec 2009   #1
cjb4

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
Recover OEM partition

I have an Lenovo Thinkpad t42p with a 4.72 gb OEM partition that sits between my C:Windows 7 121gb partition and E:106GB partition. I am not able to delete the OEM partition which contains my old XP system recovery files. I would like to merge E: with C: but OEM stands in the way. Any way to delete the OEM without buying partition software? Can I set it visible in DOS or something, then delete it? Thanks.


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16 Dec 2009   #2
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Start menu - right-click on "computer" and select "manage" click on "Disk management" and... Oh, that doesn't work on my computer and presumably yours.
try GParted, it's free.
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I reccomend just using gparted to delete the partition (and make sure there isn't some sort of "wrapper" left behind when you delete) and use the above to merge... I used Gparted to extend a disk and it changed the drive letter, making it unusable and complicated to fix.
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18 Dec 2009   #3
cjb4

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Gparted worked great. Deleted the OEM partition then expanded to the entire drive.
Thanks
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18 Dec 2009   #4
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Glad to help.
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06 May 2010   #5
satriaone

Windows 7
 
 

I have same the problem with OEM Partition (139 Gb), OS Windows 7, Please Help me... !!!
Thanks you very much
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06 May 2010   #6
johngalt

 

Did you try the method mentioned above, satriaone
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06 May 2010   #7
satriaone

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Did you try the method mentioned above, satriaone
because partition the full data, how my data is not lost.
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