Windows 10: Add recovery partition into C drive

Discus and support Add recovery partition into C drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I just deleted the content (through the recovery software) of the recovery partition (D drive) in my laptop which had an older OS in it. I would like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by tomseys, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. tomseys Win User

    Add recovery partition into C drive


    I just deleted the content (through the recovery software) of the recovery partition (D drive) in my laptop which had an older OS in it. I would like to add the space in this partition into the C drive, basically eliminating this recovery partition and expanding C the amount of the partition.

    In disk management, it now shows that I have 2 small partitions before the C drive partition.. I believe those are windows 10 related partitions for booting etc, and then after C there is a small 890mb healthy partition and then finally the empty ex-recovery D drive partition of 22gb that I would like to put into C.

    So basically there is a small windows related partition (that I think I should not mess with) in between C and the recovery drive I want to incorporate into C.

    Would deleting that volume do it (drive d ex-recovery partition)? Or do I need to do something else to get it to merge with C.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    tomseys, Mar 23, 2017
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  2. Edit partitions while installing Windows 10

    What about increasing the C: drive partition after upgrading to Windows 10? I have a Recovery D: drive from Windows 7 that I would like to add to the C: drive primary partition but Windows 10 stuck in a Volume (no drive letter) labeled Healthy (Recovery
    Partition) between the c: drive partition and the d: drive partition that seems to disallow me from increasing the size of the C: drive by incorporating the D: drive after it is wiped of all data files (no need for Win 7 recovery). Any ideas how I can add
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    Kenneth Goodwin, Mar 23, 2017
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  3. how to extend c: disk volume (SSD drive) in Win10?

    I opened Device Manager, Disk drives and I see my c: drive.

    On my C:\ drive I see 130gb NTFS, next I see 966mb Healthy (Recovery Partition) and the next is 86.9 gb unallocated, next is 19.51 gb Healthy (Recovery Partition)

    When I right click on C: the "extent volume" option is disabled - Here is what I see

    Any idea how to add space to the c: - primary partition?

    Thanks,

    zb
     
    Zalek Bloom, Mar 23, 2017
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Add recovery partition into C drive

    topgundcp, Mar 23, 2017
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  5. tomseys Win User
    okay here it is:


    Add recovery partition into C drive [​IMG]



    Drive D was the recovery partition. I want to basically delete this drive/partition and put the space it has back into C. I have a friend who has the same laptop, and I think Windows cleaned up his recovery drive when Win 10 was installed - I believe. In his disk management, there is the two partitions in the beginning and then the C drive, just like mine, and then a similar 920 mb file at the end (with no d drive).
     
    tomseys, Mar 23, 2017
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  6. Berton Win User
    Don't think you can add the space occupied by D: since there is a partition between C: and D:, usually would have to use third-party partitioning software to do it as my experience shows Windows can't.
     
    Berton, Mar 23, 2017
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  7. tomseys Win User
    Can you recommend any? I tried easeus but the instructions are a little poor and confusing to me on how to merge two non adjacent partitions - I think that is what i have to do here right?
     
    tomseys, Mar 23, 2017
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  8. Add recovery partition into C drive

    cottonball, Mar 23, 2017
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  9. tomseys Win User
    Great, thank you cottonball. Very easy.


    Add recovery partition into C drive [​IMG]
     
    tomseys, Mar 23, 2017
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  10. Glad it worked for you!! *Wink
     
    cottonball, Apr 4, 2018
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