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Solved: Unused freedos partition - can merge it with Windows partition?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Joe3000, Jul 1, 2012.

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  1. Joe3000

    Joe3000 Thread Starter

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    When I installed Windows 7 on to my new laptop I think I did it on to the wrong partition as there is still a 30GB freedos one.

    Can I merge it with the partition Windows 7 is installed onto as it is getting full?

    I don't want to have to reinstall Windows again.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I really doubt that you can merge them. You can delete the unneeded partition and then resize the Windows partition to include the newly unallocated space. Exactly how you do those operations will depend on the relative positions of the partitions and the partitioning program used.
     
  3. Joe3000

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    Deleting and resizing would be ideal.

    Can you recommend a partitioning program to use?

    Thanks!
     
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    I resized the freedos partition instead of deleting it and then used the newly available space to increase my main Windows C drive partition.

    All worked well with just one reboot required which the program you recommended took care of.

    Thanks.
     
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