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Easiest way to repartition a HD?


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#1 Someone0001

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:29 PM

I have an HD here that has been cut in 2 partitions for as long as I can remember. I'd really like to make it just 1 partition. I've done a search, but I've only either found Linux programs or Windows programs that need to be burned on a CD. Is there a free* Windows program that can remove partitions without needing to be burned first? I don't have a CD burner. It's for a NTFS HD.

*As long as what I need is free, of course

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:33 AM

What version of windows are you using, and is it a primary drive or a secondary drive? if its a secondary hard drive, its as easy as going into your disc management in windows and deleting the partions from there. If its a primary drive, just delete the second partion, and extend the primary into it. If you tell me what version of windows your using, we can further assist you on the specifics. Just be noted, if you delete a partion, it will erase everything on that partition, there is no way around it so make sure you back up any data on it.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:37 AM

Easeus Partition Manager (http://www.partition-tool.com/)

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:33 PM

Parted-Magic is a free Linux based tool. Works very well for re-partitioning.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:41 PM

Partition Magic hasn't been updated in at least 8 years.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I'm sorry for the late reply myself, I was dealing with what finally appeared to be a dying videocard (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic407495.html)

Yeah, completely forgot to mention my system. I run Windows 7 (Ultimate) 64-bit.

Disc management sounds like a good thing, if it can be done through Windows itself I of course choose for that. Fortunately, it was easy to find on Google how to use it, so it's all settled now. Both partitions had nothing on them anyway (both partitions were formatted a few days ago, and I have done nothing with them so far), so it was simply "remove second partition, extend space of the first partition". Thank you very much!

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:53 PM

I used Windows Disk Management a while back to merge my second partition into the main one. I didnt have any problems with it.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:02 PM

Glad you got it figured out-the windows partition manager is more then enough for most people, I use it all the time for my systems. :thumbsup:

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