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Windows 7: Deleting Recovery Partition in Windows 7 64 bit

28 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Deleting Recovery Partition in Windows 7 64 bit

I was replacing the hard drive, when I copied the image back over the new hard drive was split into three partitions. Main, Recovery, and free. The 'Recovery' partition was the 'middle' partition. It was dividing my disk and I could not merge the main partition with the free partition. This effectivly turned my 120 gig SSD into a 60 gig SSD. I tired 'disk managment', I tried 'diskpart'. Nothing worked. I downloaded gparted partition manager and created a boot disk for it. Booting to gparted I was able to delete the recovery partition and.....finally.....merge my free space with the main partition. Gparted was pretty easy to use. However....the drive would not boot afterward. I then booted to the windows 7 disk and used system recovery to 'automatically' fix any issues. Tada! Issue resolved without buying anymore software.

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28 Apr 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

You could have done that with the free bootable version of Partition Wizard....far easier than GParted too. You can't use Disk Management or DISKPART to manipulate the C: partition when the computer is booted into Windows.
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29 Apr 2014   #3


Hi,i hope i can help you more or less.If you want to deleting recovery partition in your Windows 7 64 bit,i think you have to use some software.If you don't want to pay for anything ,here is a software for free:AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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29 Apr 2014   #4

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You could have done that with the free bootable version of Partition Wizard....far easier than GParted too. You can't use Disk Management or DISKPART to manipulate the C: partition when the computer is booted into Windows.
Another vote for Partition Wizard FREE here. For future reference...

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