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Windows 7: Merge 3 Partitions

24 Jul 2011   #1
iKeirNez

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Merge 3 Partitions

I recently bought a new computer. It had 3 partitions 2 of them both had Windows Vista installed and the 3rd one had some other files. I went and installed Windows 7 over one of the vista partitions but the other 2 partitions have data on them and I want to put it all into one partition.

I do not need the data on the other 2 partitions. So basically I want to merge 3 partitions while keeping the data from one of the partitions. Would I need to completely reinstall windows 7?

Keir


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24 Jul 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Keir, welcome to Seven Forums!


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


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24 Jul 2011   #3
theog

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24 Jul 2011   #4
iKeirNez

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Keir, welcome to Seven Forums!


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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Is that the Windows Install Disc?

Screenshot:

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1st Partition - Recovery KEEP
2nd Partition - Main Drive KEEP IN PLACE
3rd Partition - To be merged to 2nd Partition
4th Partition - To be merged to 2nd Partition

Thanks


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24 Jul 2011   #5
theog

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What OS's do you have on partition 2 & 4?
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24 Jul 2011   #6
iKeirNez

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
What OS's do you have on partition 2 & 4?
On 2 I have Windows 7 Professional this is my primary.

On 4 I have Windows Vista which I need to get rid of!
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24 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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You are aware this is the Windows that you were using when this snip was made?

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24 Jul 2011   #8
iKeirNez

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You are aware this is the Windows that you were using when this snip was made?
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Sorry I was doing it in the order downwards just below the menu bar.
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24 Jul 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK the first thing that needs done is to make the C: partition the Windows "System Active" partition so the System boot files can be (re)created to the C: partition, don't do anything else until you do that.


Start by having a look at thsi tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


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24 Jul 2011   #10
theog

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Partition 1 is the Recovery partition for ACER partition 2.
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