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Windows 7: HDD Partitioning query

02 Apr 2010   #1
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 
HDD Partitioning query

I am running Windows 7 Home. I created three partition's on my main hdd. I want to eliminate one of the partitions and add it back to my C partition (Boot partition) but can't figure how to merge the two.


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02 Apr 2010   #2
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Are you using any third party partition software?
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02 Apr 2010   #3
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Home. I created three partition's on my main hdd. I want to eliminate one of the partitions and add it back to my C partition (Boot partition) but can't figure how to merge the two.

There's lots of software out there that *says* it will do this but it doesn't always work. Disk partitions are physical regions on the drive, not software concoctions like drive letters. You change them at your own risk... Moving partition boundaries can (and sometimes does) break directory structures and master file tables... so you do this at your own risk...

Partition Master seems to be the best.
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02 Apr 2010   #4
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Partition Master seems to be the best.
I prefer Symantec's Partition Magic.

But yeah, good advise on the warning with messing around with partitions.
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02 Apr 2010   #5
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Home. I created three partition's on my main hdd. I want to eliminate one of the partitions and add it back to my C partition (Boot partition) but can't figure how to merge the two.
Partition Wizard Home 4.2.2 works GREAT!!! Just did a dual boot with it, not 1 issue.

http://download.cnet.com/Partition-W...-10962200.html
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02 Apr 2010   #6
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You may want to consider leaving it for awhile, who knows maybe you could install Windows 95 on it !!!

I`m sorry it`s Good Friday , I couldn`t help myself !!!

Happy Holidays Everyone and How Bout this weather !!!!!!!
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02 Apr 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Home. I created three partition's on my main hdd. I want to eliminate one of the partitions and add it back to my C partition (Boot partition) but can't figure how to merge the two.
Would you please include a copy of the output of Disk Management in your next post?

WIN key
type DISKMGMT.MSC
Enter key

Use the Snipping Tool to "capture" the window
WIN key
type Snipping Tool
Enter key

Attach the "clip" in your next post

WIN key == has funny looking wavy flag on it.
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02 Apr 2010   #8
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Home. I created three partition's on my main hdd. I want to eliminate one of the partitions and add it back to my C partition (Boot partition) but can't figure how to merge the two.
Would you please include a copy of the output of Disk Management in your next post?

WIN key
type DISKMGMT.MSC
Enter key

Use the Snipping Tool to "capture" the window
WIN key
type Snipping Tool
Enter key

Attach the "clip" in your next post

WIN key == has funny looking wavy flag on it.
Isn`t that going about it the hard way ?
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02 Apr 2010   #9
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Are you using any third party partition software?

No I'm using Win 7's partitioner
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03 Apr 2010   #10
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I think this is what your looking for?


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