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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Delete

20 Jul 2010   #50
corona79

Windows 7
 
 

I had thought of doing that, but the warning I get is scary - will the space be able to be allocated to another partition afterward?

Partition or Volume - Delete-deletewarn.jpg




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20 Jul 2010   #51
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, no worries.
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20 Jul 2010   #52
corona79

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks - issue resolved.

Partition or Volume - Delete-ok.jpg

That warning message is really misleading - it should at least state that after deletion, the freed space could be added to the partition on the left, which is all I wanted to do.


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20 Jul 2010   #53
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The truth is, it has to be there because an extended partition often contains logical drives. It would be terrible for someone to try to delete the extended partition, only later to realize that all the sub-partitions inside were deleted too.

Anyway, thanks for the report, glad you got it all figured out now.
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01 Aug 2010   #54
vicnard12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hello, its my first post here. i found this topic interesting re: windows 7.
i got only one HDD in my pc, it has two (2) partitions; C: & D: respectively. i got windows 7 ultimate 64bit on my drive C: and my drive D: is for extra storage. i wanted to maximize my single HDD for more programs, and that i planned to delete drive D: and lucky me, i stumbled on this thread.

i need some guidance through info from the professionals while i'll do this using the detailed procedures above. if i will eventually delete drive D: (which will ultimately be unallocated - space in my HDD), can i use the unallocated space from drive D:'s deletion to extend the storage of my drive C: without reformatting my pc?

in the end, there will only be one partition in my HDD (C for the full capacity (500GB). because i am planning to add another HDD for another drive in my pc, i prefer having only one partition/HDD.
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01 Aug 2010   #55
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Yes only one partition on your hard drive will be left if you follow this tutorial:

Partition or Volume - Extend


Although, I personally would keep 2 partitions, one for the OS, things like windows updates, and important programs like antivirus....

The second partition can be something like a User/Data partition. Programs, files, folders, etc....

Good Luck!
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01 Aug 2010   #56
vicnard12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Yes only one partition on your hard drive will be left if you follow this tutorial:

Partition or Volume - Extend


Although, I personally would keep 2 partitions, one for the OS, things like windows updates, and important programs like antivirus....

The second partition can be something like a User/Data partition. Programs, files, folders, etc....

Good Luck!
but i don't have to reformat the HDD right? i will lost nothing after the procedure ( given that i have nothing stored on my drive D: ), it will work just fine?
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01 Aug 2010   #57
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

If you follow the tutorial, it doesn't say anything about reformatting. Short answer NO!

Make sure you backup if needed whatever is one the D drive. It's not by chance a recovery partition from a manufacture, that you may need in the future??
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01 Aug 2010   #58
vicnard12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
If you follow the tutorial, it doesn't say anything about reformatting. Short answer NO!

Make sure you backup if needed whatever is one the D drive. It's not by chance a recovery partition from a manufacture, that you may need in the future??
thanks mate! i just wanna be sure of it. there's nothing of high importance my drive D:, actually just a few mp3 files. i'll give it ago later on, and am gonna post some issues that i may encounter during the process.

am gonna get another HDD for a drive D: after the process.

thanks again...
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01 Aug 2010   #59
vicnard12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

cool!

it works like a charm..

thanks to the admin and the rest of the contributors..

long live WINDOWS 7!!!
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