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Windows 7: How do i merge two partitions with seperate page file and system?

10 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
How do i merge two partitions with seperate page file and system?

Hi all,

Please take a look at the screenshot first.

How do i merge two partitions with seperate page file and system?-srnsht.jpg

Apparently I am currently running Win 7 on C drive and Vista is on another partition - drive D. How do i merge the two drives into one, assuming that i no longer need vista?

I was planning to reformat the D drive but my assumption is that there is no way i could just do a reformat since it is active and has the system and the page file?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You don't "merge" them.

You delete one, which results in "unallocated space".

You then reassign that "unallocated space" to the desired partition. You'll probably have to use Partition Wizard for this step.

But you don't just jump in with an axe.

Look here:

Dual Boot - Delete a OS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

This is not an easy task. Here are the steps you need to take:

1. Move the bootmgr from D to C. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

2. Delete D to get the 80GB unallocated space.

3. Extend E to the left with Partition Wizard. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

4. Shrink E by 80GB - use also Partition Wizard

5. Backup N to another drive

6. Delete N so that the 80GB unallocated space and the 9.7GB unallocated space of N become one contiguous unallocated space.

7. Extend C to the left by 80GB with Partition Wizard.

8. Define a new N partition in the remaining 9.7GB

9. Move the data that was backed up into this new partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I deleted all my partitions, used Gparted to move the drive C partition before the unallocated space and resized it.

All is well now! Thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


You could have done this using free Partition Wizard bootable CD which is the only partitioning tool besides Disk Mgmt which will not fail.

After deleting other partitions slide C intact to the left, resize its right border to give it more space.

Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.
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