I have a dual boot XP/Win 7 and wish to merge an empty Disk E into the Win 7 partition D
Under Computer I have:
Disk C Disk D Disc E
70.3GB free of 88.5GB 7.47GB free of 23.5GB 29.8GB free of 30.0GB
Presumably for XP? Presumably for Win 7
Under Computer Management the list shows:
7.00GB(OEM Part.) D 23.53GB System,Active, C 88.52GB Boot,Page File E 30.00GB Primary Part.
Primary Partition Cr.Dump,Prim. Partition
I don't understand what that 7GB OEM (presumably the original pre loaded XP, yes?) is doing there before the D - separate to protect it?
To install Win 7 I divided C into two roughly equal parts and installed it into the empty part. Where this separate E partition has come from I don't know. I thought C is containing my XP or has Win 7, made its position C when I'm in Win 7 mode?
I could use E for storing data I suppose but is it OK to delete E and do the needful, if necessary, to combine C and E?
Yes I'm confused - any clarification appreciated.