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Windows 7: Re-Arranging Order of Partitions in Disk Management

18 Jan 2011   #1
thenoo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Re-Arranging Order of Partitions in Disk Management

Until recently I had my hard drive setup in a Dual Boot arrangement which contained XP Pro and WIN 7. This was a temporary arrangement until such time as I became familiar with WIN 7 when I intended to remove the XP installation.

Under this setup, whenever I booted into WIN 7 this appeared as Partition C: of 20 Gbts and with XP hidden in a Partition E of 15 Gbts which showed up in Disk Management as Unspecified Space of some sort ? ( I forget now the exact description )
If I booted into XP , this appeared as Partition C but now of 15 Gbts with the partiton containing WIN 7 showing as Partition E of 20 Gbts this being similarly described in Disk Management.

I have now removed XP from this setup by deleting its partiton when I was booted into WIN 7 re-formatting it in NTFS thus ending up with a hard drive containing only Partitions C: of 175.27 Gbts which is where WIN 7 is installed and a "New Volume E" of 14.65 Gbts this latter being the former "home" of XP .
This result is shown in the Attachment to this post.
As you will note , New Volume E , appears before the C: Partition on HD0.

Now that I have finally arrived at a single OS (WIN 7) setup I would like to re-arrange HD0 to have Partition C appear first then extend this to include New Volume E so that HD0 wil be just a single unpartitioned drive .

Is this possible and , if so , how do I go about it ?




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18 Jan 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again mate.



Yes it is possible, have a look starting at Step Three of this first tutorial for an outline of the process and the second tutorial for some other ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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18 Jan 2011   #3
thenoo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again mate.



Yes it is possible, have a look starting at Step Three of this first tutorial for an outline of the process and the second tutorial for some other ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
Excelent help - worked exactly as stated - highly recommended . I've added appropriate comments against the little icon.
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18 Jan 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm pleased I could help and thanks for the update.
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