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Windows 7: Newbe clean install successful but..

14 Nov 2009   #1
ckmerc

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Newbe clean install successful but..

I have a Toshiba laptop that has three partitions on my C drive. One for my os & data and then another 2 Gig and a 11 gig one. Now I deleted the content of the 2 & 11G partitions when I did the clean install of the new w7 OS.

but both the 11 & 2 gig partitions still remain as "unallocated" when I look in my drive management tool in w7? (darn manufacturers)

- Can I get rid of these and allow them to be combined with my main OS partition?
- If so how? and is it harmful to my system to do so?

Thanks in advance


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14 Nov 2009   #2
ckmerc

W7 Home Premium
 
 

just tried deleting my extra two partitions with partition wizard..but when I select the unallocated partitions..the delete option is grey and I can't click. any ideas? FYI the partitions are 0 bits..I deleted the data when I did the clean install.
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14 Nov 2009   #3
ignatzatsonic

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CKmerc

Some terminology: unallocated space is not a partition, but can be made into a partition.

You should be able to do this in disk management within windows 7.

If I understand you correctly, you would only need to "extend" your C partition into the unallocated space. The unallocated space would thereby disappear and you should be left with one big C partition.

Post a screenshot if you have any doubt. You shouldn't need to create any new partitions--just extend C into the unallocated area. You probably have to right click C to begin the process.
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14 Nov 2009   #4
ckmerc

W7 Home Premium
 
 

darn...I finally found the answer and was coming back here to delete my post. you were right..I just used the extend tool in w7. good to go.. thanks and next time I will do more of a search before I post a question..
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