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Un- Dual-Booting Help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by alljokingaside, Apr 18, 2010.

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  1. alljokingaside

    alljokingaside Thread Starter

    Apr 18, 2010

    I've a question that is WAYYY above my tech know-how and could use some help-

    I've dual-booted Ubuntu with Vista (largely unsatisfied with Vista) on my laptop and partitioned my HD to contain a separate NTFS "drive," holding the majority of my files as a precaution. (4 partitions- Ubuntu proper, Win Vista proper, NTFS partition, "backup" partition [automatic with my laptop])

    Ubuntu was loaded first.

    At the moment, I'm
    -low on hard drive space, partially due to the dual-ing
    -planning on switching to Windows 7

    Ubuntu's proven too demanding and convoluted for my current schedule and tech know-how. I want to get rid of the Ubuntu, merging the Ubuntu space with the main "Vista drive." From what I remember reading (it's been over a year), deleting the Ubuntu partition'll frag the whole boot-up process.

    Is there a way to get rid of the "Ubuntu drive"/partition without
    -messing with the boot-up seq., and
    -reformatting EVERYTHING?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. alljokingaside

    alljokingaside Thread Starter

    Apr 18, 2010
    Ok. Problem solved. A quick google search seemed to solve that prob. Another one that isn't as apparent did show up though-

    I've a Vaio that partitions 6-7 gB of HD space for backup and recovery purposes. I've already created separate recovery disks and would like to actually get to use that space. With Vista's partitioning software (located in CPU management), it's listed first (all the way to the left); I can't seem to extend the primary drive to take that space over. (So, in order: Unallocated [6.5 gB] - C:\ [45 gB] - G:\ [6x gB]) [It looks like you can only extend your drive via Vista's partitioning software when the unallocated space is to the right, at least w/ my sys.]

    W/ Diskpart-
    Disk 0: Size- 112 GB; Free- 6.7 MB | Disk 1 No media | Disk 2 No media

    After Disk 0's selected and the vol.'s listed, a total of 6 volumes (0,1,2,3,4,5,6) are listed. Two are DVD, two are removable, and the remaining two are my NTFS partitions. The NTFS partitions show 44 GB, and 61 GB for the full "size."
    A) The math doesn't seem to add up
    B) Can I extend one of the volumes to take that extra space up or am I stuck with it (the "free 6.7 gB"/backup space)

    Again, thanks in advance!
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