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Windows 7: Combining System Partition with Page File Partition?

14 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Combining System Partition with Page File Partition?

I want to combine my two partitions. I have one partition (C:) with all system, boot, etc, which is full, and another primary partition that simply contains Page File and has a lot of space (D:). I want to combine these but am having trouble because I can't delete the page file partition and extend the system partition as I would normally do. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Pic of my Disk management attached.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

First, re-configure page file to be on C only and restart:
Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change

** The next step is easy and usually problem-free but any failure will mean losing your data, so I strongly advice that you backup your C with Macrium Reflect free (Imaging with free Macrium) and copy any files on D to an external.

Go into Disk Management, right click D and select delete.
Right click C and select extend, and Next until wizard finish.
Copy back your files from D to C. If you had programs on D, you may have to re-install them. Games usually just adjust to their new location.

** Disk Management can't merge partitions, Partition Wizard can but I believe it is not available in the free version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP


You must turn off Paging File, reboot and then turn it back on for C only. Change Virtual Memory Paging File
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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