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Need help removing partition.


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#1 HazyArc

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hello,

I've got a laptop with a partition on the main drive that holds some of the programs that came with the laptop(fingerprint reader, webcam software, etc.), but it's a 28 gig partition, and it's only using 2. I was wondering how I would go about removing the partition, but keeping the programs on the it. Will it work if I just copy-paste them over to the main drive and delete the partition? This is probably a stupid question, but I figure it's better to ask and know than guess and mess something up. :)

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!

EDIT: There's also a folder in the partition called drivers, so my guess would be the aforementioned copy-paste technique won't work.

Edited by HazyArc, 20 February 2012 - 12:29 PM.


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#2 Allan

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

NO. You cannot "remove" a partition without deleting all contents. However, you can use Disk Management to "shrink" or "expand" the partition. I suggest you backup any critical data before changing the size of a partition or performing any disk level function.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Can-I-repartition-my-hard-disk

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg309169.aspx




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