I am trying to get to grips with understanding Partitions and I have a particular issue on my PC that I would like to resolve
My PC is an HP Pavilion Slimline with Win 7 SP1
Disk 0 is as follows:
1) A system partition100mb No Drive letter noted as Healthy, Active Primary Partition
2) HP partition Drive Letter C 583.47 GB Noted as Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
3) Restore partition Drive Letter D 12.6 GB Noted as Healthy Primary partition
Item 3 is part of the original OEM install by HP to return the PC to its original Factory state. This does not work. In any event this partition is irrelevant because I use imaging software (Macrium and Aomei)
What I want to do as part of the learning process of Partition Management is to DELETE this D partition and to increase the size of the C partition. The final outcome being an enlarged C partition plus the small system partition. From what I have read I think I can accomplish this using Disk Management
However, I have some questions which I would be grateful for a response
1) If I go from 3 to two partitions what will happen to the disk images that I have (Macrium) some based on three partitions others on just the system and C partition. In other words can they be restored to what will be a two partition Disk0, or DO I HAVE TO RECREATE the deleted partition in order to restore the Macrium images?
2) What precautions should I take APART from making a boot disk (DONE and working)
NB I did post a similar request in Wilders which did receive a response, but I am very nervous about changing the configuration of my hard drive until I am absolutely sure that my Macrium images can be restored in the event of a foul up
Edited by hamluis, 30 July 2015 - 07:49 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to All Other Apps - Hamluis.