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How do you remove a partition

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#1 ralphG


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:21 AM

Since I intalled Win 7 on my computer, I have no
use for the partion that came with the computer
originally. I have already deleted all the files in
the partition, so there is nothing I have to worry
What I want to know is what is the correct way
to remove the partition safely so I can recover
that space.
Any help will be apriciated

Thanks :unsure:

EDIT fixed title

Edited by boopme, 08 August 2011 - 09:22 AM.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:55 AM

Your question was responded to on another forum - but my response there was:
START - RUN - diskmgmt.msc

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:30 AM

Hello ralphG,

This can be done using windows 7 Disk Management tool.
(It is always wise before making partition changes to have a backup of your important data before continuing.)

How To: (Use Method one)

* First, delete the unwanted partition:

Windows 7 - Partition or Volume - Delete http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2668-partition-volume-delete.html

Note: Once in Disk Management, identify Two important partitions: System Reserved and your boot partition, (usually C:) marked "Healthy(boot,page file, crash dump, Primary Partition). Don't delete either of these!

* Next, use the remaining unallocated free space to increase the size of another partition:

Windows 7 - Partition or Volume - Extend http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2670-partition-volume-extend.html

I hope that this was helpful.




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