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Windows 7: SSD partitioning

11 May 2015   #1
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 
SSD partitioning

some time back, I got rid of my HD and got a new Kingstone SSD which I partitioned into two parts and I installed Windows 7 on the bigger partition. Now my C drive is almost full.

Can I use Partition Magic or any other software to reuninte (so to say) both partitions into one without reinstalling Windosws or any of my software?


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11 May 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
some time back, I got rid of my HD and got a new Kingstone SSD which I partitioned into two parts and I installed Windows 7 on the bigger partition. Now my C drive is almost full.

Can I use Partition Magic or any other software to reuninte (so to say) both partitions into one without reinstalling Windosws or any of my software?
Probably.

I assume the SSD has a C and a smaller partition.

What's on the smaller partition and how large is it?

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management if possible.

Do you have some other hard drive, maybe an external, that can temporarily hold whatever is on that smaller partition?
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11 May 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sure, but use Partition Wizard.

Best Professional Partition Manager | MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro

Just delete the partition you no longer want then extend C to take up the unallocated space.

Why did you get rid of your hard drive ? You should be using it for storage.
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11 May 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would recommend to make an image of the C partition before you start manipulating it - you never know. Extending the C partition into an unallocated space that is to the right of the C partition should work with Disk Management too.
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12 May 2015   #5
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

It's all completed successfully, this is what I did:
1) created an image of C: on portable hard disk
2) copied all that was on D onto the portable hard disk
3) Downloaded and installed Aome Partition Assistat
4) In Partition Assistant I "merged" both partitions



The process if merging took a very long time so I guess the software made an image of C then formated the partitions then restored that image
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12 May 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya, there was no need for the program to do all that, but as long as it worked and you`re happy, that`s all that matters.

I would check to see if the ssd is still aligned properly.
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12 May 2015   #7
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Yes they still are aligned.

Thanks
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12 May 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LOL, Looks like you took the backroads. But as long as it worked, that's OK. Normally it should only take a few seconds to extend a partition with unallocated space. But making an image first is always a good thing.
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