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Windows 7: Will removing partition delete Windows 7?

21 May 2011   #1
JJC

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Will removing partition delete Windows 7?

Hello. I currently have Windows 7 installed on a two partitioned hard drive. One partition has all the system files and such while the other is not in use. If I remove the partition that I'm not using to free up space will Windows on the other partition be deleted?

Also, would anyone have a recommendation on a good free partitioning software?

Thanks.


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21 May 2011   #2
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would leave the second partition and put all the user data there and out of the Windows partition.

I use MinTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (Free). I have used it a handful of times and have not any problems with it. Check its reviews out on CNET.

Once you moved any data to the second partition defrag both partitions and then use MTPW to re-size the partitions to suit your needs.

Try to leave enough space in all partitions in order to ensure fairly fast defragmentations of your partitions.

P.S. I believe that you might be able to re-size the partitions using Windows 7 though I am not sure about this. Worth looking into.
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21 May 2011   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JJC View Post
Hello. I currently have Windows 7 installed on a two partitioned hard drive. One partition has all the system files and such while the other is not in use. If I remove the partition that I'm not using to free up space will Windows on the other partition be deleted?

Also, would anyone have a recommendation on a good free partitioning software?

Thanks.
Simple answer it should not. You will then need to enlarge thw win 7 partition.
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21 May 2011   #4
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums, have a read at this first: basic etiquette for first time posters.
The Windows partition will be safe when you delete the other partition, if there are no windows or system files on it of course.
Read this tutorial: partition-volume-delete. Here's some good partitioning software: partitionwizard.
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21 May 2011   #5
JJC

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thank you all for your replies.

I'm assuming extending a partition will erase everything on it?
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21 May 2011   #6
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After you delete the partition you don't want/need, just extend the Windows partition into unallocated space. Here's a tutorial for that as well: partition-volume-extend
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21 May 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JJC View Post
Thank you all for your replies.

I'm assuming extending a partition will erase everything on it?
You have a windows partition and an empty one correct? If you extended the windows partition to the now deleted (unallocated) partition there is already nothing on it.

Nothing should happen to your windows partition by extending it (if done correctly)
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21 May 2011   #8
JJC

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Alright, thanks!

+rep
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21 May 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu - attach file using paper clip in Reply Box.
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