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Windows 7: 2 Partitions down to 1

03 Mar 2012   #1
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
2 Partitions down to 1

I currently have a HDD with 2 partitions (1XP, 1Win7) I don't want the XP anymore. Is there a way to just delete 1 partition and make the other one have more space?


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03 Mar 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We will give you the exact steps based on what we see.
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03 Mar 2012   #3
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Is there a System Reserved Partition for Windows 7 in addition?

I suggest that you go through this earlier (Convert Dual Boot to Single Boot, 2 HD's) carefully.
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03 Mar 2012   #4
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We will give you the exact steps based on what we see.
I have attached this


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03 Mar 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

This is the reason we needed to see the screenshot. You have Win7 on a Logical Partition which needs be converted to Primary so it can be marked Active to receive the System boot files.

To do this, boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick on C to Modify>Convert to Primary partition, click OK.

Next rightclick again on C to Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Next click on HD # to highlight HD, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply all steps. THis may preclude the need to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

At reboot if Win7 doesn't start and hold the System flag, boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run the Startup Repairs.

Once C starts and holds the System flag, boot back into PW CD, rightclick D to Delete, OK. Then rightclick on C to Resize, slide left border to the left to take up the space left by D, OK, Apply both steps.

Always back up your files before resizing operations although we have never had one fail using PW CD.

Sometimes you may need to Rebuild or Repair after resizing on the boot sector.
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