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Windows 7: 2 hard drive partitions I wish to combine into 1

26 Jul 2013   #1
lvr181

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
2 hard drive partitions I wish to combine into 1

My hard drive currently has a C drive and a new volume D plus a new volume E partition.

How do I combine C and D into one partition and keep new volume E (or whatever it now becomes renamed)? D: would add another 97GB to drive C:.

My current C: drive is only 60GB and is running out of space! Too many programs I suspect. Just about all data has been removed to a separate stand alone drive.

Can I use the Disk Management System to combine the C and D partitions? If so, can someone explain in simple monosyllable words how to do it, for this newbie?

Thanks.


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26 Jul 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Google "mini tool partition wizard", d/l and install. You can even make a bootable cd version.
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26 Jul 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Disk Management should handle this too.

From: How to merge partitions in Windows 7 ?
Quote:
Im assuming D is just a data partition and doesnt contain the page file, boot files or a second operating system. If so, merge the partitions by removing D and extending C, as follows:
1. Back up to an external device any important data on D and, optionally, move the same important data from D to C.
2. Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the graphic of the D partition and select Delete. The partition returns to Unallocated for a Primary Partition or Free Space if its a Logical Drive within an Extended Partition. Delete the partition if it is an Extended partition.
3. Now right-click the graphic of the C partition and select Extend.
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27 Jul 2013   #4
lvr181

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Disk Management should handle this too.

From: How to merge partitions in Windows 7 ?
Quote:
Im assuming D is just a data partition and doesnt contain the page file, boot files or a second operating system. If so, merge the partitions by removing D and extending C, as follows:
1. Back up to an external device any important data on D and, optionally, move the same important data from D to C.
2. Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the graphic of the D partition and select Delete. The partition returns to Unallocated for a Primary Partition or Free Space if its a Logical Drive within an Extended Partition. Delete the partition if it is an Extended partition.
3. Now right-click the graphic of the C partition and select Extend.
Thanks, that worked for me.
Your advice much appreciated
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27 Jul 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You're welcome. Thanks for letting me know.
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