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Windows 7: I cant delete my D: partition

12 Apr 2013   #11
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ahh the D is system managed. Untick the automatically manage paging file size for all drives and then click on the C: drive and go down to system manage size and then click set - then click ok :) hopefully this works


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12 Apr 2013   #12
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The Disk Manager display shows that the pagefile is on the D drive. There is no way Windows is going to allow this partition to be either deleted or formatted until the pagefile is removed. Your best option would be to set "No paging file" in the the pagefile configuration then reboot. You can then delete the D partition and resize the C partition as desired. Then restore the pagefile to system managed.
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12 Apr 2013   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That what I said 10 replies ago.
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12 Apr 2013   #14
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
That what I said 10 replies ago.
Yes Brian you did :) And a great suggestion from you as always :)
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12 Apr 2013   #15
Roedy1

win7 64bit
 
 

It says not enough space available thats why i want to have my C: bigger lol

Anyway i add a screen

Miller where is this pagefile config ?


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12 Apr 2013   #16
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Are you sure you are not making a mistake by deleting drive D:? On most computers drive D: is the recovery drive. It has the files to restore your computer to the factory image if needed. Maybe that's not the case on yours but I would suggest that you check to make sure.
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12 Apr 2013   #17
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok follow this start with number 1.

Don't forget to OK the window and restart your pc


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12 Apr 2013   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Here is what I'd do:

As suggested follow the steps here to turn off the paging file and then turn it back on as System Managed, which will make it default to C: Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Once Page File is on C, install free Partition Wizard to extend partition easily – Partition Wizard video help. It will take as much space as you want from D to add to C, leaving D intact. D is not a Recovery partition as we can tell by its size and space used.

If you want to get rid of D back up its data to Delete it in Disk Mgmt and then Extend C:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend
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13 Apr 2013   #19
Roedy1

win7 64bit
 
 

Thanks all, i had to go before anywayz im gong to use the partition wizard seems to work dunno how long it will take so i put it on when sleeping.

Thanks again all
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13 Apr 2013   #20
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

It will take a few minutes only..... all inclusive.
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