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Windows 7: HDD Partitions help

14 Sep 2010   #1
Akpsp

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
HDD Partitions help

Hi guys. When i was going to install Ubuntu onto the computer, so i made a partition and went to install ubuntu. but it made a partition by itself. now i have another extra partition on the hdd. is there any way to take the partition off and put it back onto my windows partition?


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14 Sep 2010   #2
v1nc3nttan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Original
 
 
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Taken from Partition Merge , the first link in Google

If you have a partitioned hard drive and you are running out of space on one of them, you can choose to merge it with another partition. You must however note that the other partition should be completely empty to avoid some files bearing the same name to be overwritten.

Merge two partitions with Windows Vista
1. Go to the Start menu and open Control Panel
2. Select the System and Maintenance option if you are using the Control Panel Home View and Administrative Tools if you are using the Classic View
3. In the Administrative Tools section, select Create and format disk partitions.
4. For Classic View users, select the Computer Management option and select Storage. When done, click Disk Management
5. When the list of your drive is displayed, choose the one with which you want to merge your partitioned drive with (e.g. disk D:) and select Delete Volume.
6. Hence, select your drive C: and the option Extend Volume. You computer will automatically select empty available spaces on your hard disk, and you can alter them if you wish to do so.

OR

Use third-party software:

Norton Partition Magic
Download Link: FREE Downloads : Download Partition Magic 8.01, Partition Magic 8.0, Partition Magic 7.0, PowerDVD 6

Paragon Partition Manager
Download Link: Partition merge section at Free Download Manager
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14 Sep 2010   #3
Akpsp

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Great, thx.
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14 Sep 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The other partition is probably the Ubuntu swap partition which it uses similar to the windows page file. If you play around with it, you may get some unforeseen effects.
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15 Sep 2010   #5
SSyar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,
i want the reverse ...
i hav 320 gb HD,, to which i make 1 partition in a sense that in old times of fdisk you first create a primary partition than extended/logical
now i only have 1 C: Drive, is there any way that i can hav another drive from my primary/active partition
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20 Sep 2010   #6
SSyar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SSyar View Post
Hi,
i want the reverse ...
i hav 320 gb HD,, to which i make 1 partition in a sense that in old times of fdisk you first create a primary partition than extended/logical
now i only have 1 C: Drive, is there any way that i can hav another drive from my primary/active partition
well my problem is solved using SHRINK option in Disk Management
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