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Windows 7: Partition problem

10 Mar 2017   #1
buytick

win 7 32bit
 
 
Partition problem

How do I get rid of the first partition and add it to my C: partition? Baby steps please.




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10 Mar 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd make a system image first
After that you can use free mini tool
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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10 Mar 2017   #3
buytick

win 7 32bit
 
 

How could I have 2 primary partitions?
Is that normal?
Can I do anything in Disk Management?
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10 Mar 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No disk management is useless in this situation.
Quite frankly looks like you installed windows recently and chose the wrong partition to install on to me ?

If it were me and I had an additional external hard drive I'd create a system image of the 100mb system reserved and the C partition to it
Create the recovery winpe cd that macrium reflect prompts a person to create after first opening it and use it to restore the system image to a cleaned hard drive windows is on now.

Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube


Otherwise use free mini tool

Click on the C partition and select expand
It will show you you partitions you can take space from choose the first one which doesn't seem to have a partition letter assigned to it that I noticed.
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10 Mar 2017   #5
buytick

win 7 32bit
 
 

I had Linux Mint on this laptop and wanted to put Win 7 back on it. I probably did put it in the wrong partition, but it is working well. I would be scared to go the macrium root, so I will make a system image from control panel on a USB drive. Then I will try to use mini-tool (free, I hope) and expand the C partition. Sounds ok?
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10 Mar 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would not use windows to make a system image it is not nearly as reliable as free reflect
You can right click the first 121.06gb partition and select delete it is empty and that will change it to Unallocated space.
Lease the 100mb partition as is it is your boot loader
If you want it on the C partition you'd have to use this
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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10 Mar 2017   #7
buytick

win 7 32bit
 
 

You're losing me. OK I will make a system image with Macrium and pray I don't have to use it. Then I will try to expand the C: drive. I will leave the boot they way it is b/c it's working. Thanks for your help.
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11 Mar 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Actually you should restore the image after cleaning the disk
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11 Mar 2017   #9
buytick

win 7 32bit
 
 
I tried

OK. I did an image copy to my passport drive. Then i downloaded Mini tool and I added the drive A name to the first partition. When I tried to merge the A to the C partition, it wasn't next to C so it wouldn't do it. I also tried to merge the C to the little partition next to it, but it said I wouldn't be able to boot.

I know I could wipe the HD, then reinstall win 7, but that would be a mess. I have too much stuff already on the c partition. If I wipe the HD, can I then restore the image? If yes, how?

see next post
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11 Mar 2017   #10
buytick

win 7 32bit
 
 
See the Minitool screen print

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