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Windows 7: How To: Merge these partitions

07 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
How To: Merge these partitions

is it possible to merge these 2 partitions together? F into D

please provide me with links to any tutorials/guides/software to solve this

and one more thing:

installed RAM is 4GB(2.99GB useable) <- can somebody explain to me what does this means? does another 1.01GB is wasted?

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07 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Not unless you move E: out of the way first.
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07 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CreepinJesus View Post
Not unless you move E: out of the way first.
so i should move all the contents in E into F first and then merge the E (now empty) into D?am i right?
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07 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


You can also do this:

1. Merge E: and F: - lets now call it new E:
2. Resize new E: so its smaller
3. Move new E: to the right to create unallocated space between D: and E:
4. Resize D: into the unallocated space created in step 3 above

I recommend using FREE Partition Wizard for this work. Use this as a guide:

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Your other question : you cannot use more RAM since you are using Windows 32 bit.

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07 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

alright thanks Golden and CreepinJesus for the info..i will try the solution provided
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07 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Seems you have more than four partitions on a MBR drive...

It will possibly make things slightly more tricky.
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07 Sep 2012   #7

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

Wait. F is empty right?

IF so, remove that partition. Otherwise move the few files and then delete the partition.

Move E (Game Centre) to the end of the drive.

now you can resize Cinema partition until there is no more unallocated space.

It should be faster as there is less stuff to do. what Golden said works fine as well.

Seems you have more than four partitions on a MBR drive...

It will possibly make things slightly more tricky.
E and F are logical partitions, "virtual partitions" in an extended partition. The max limit of 4 applies only to primary+extended partitions, and you can have only one extended partition per disk, but all logical partitions you want. Which is the whole point behind the invention of extended and logical partitions.
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07 Sep 2012   #8


Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Rightclick to Delete F which is empty, click OK.

Rightclick E to Resize, slide left border to the right to move E into the deleted Free Space from F, OK.

Now rightclick d to Resize, slide right border to the right into the space where E was, OK, Apply all steps.

Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition - Video Help.
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