Windows 10: How to combine two partitions that are not contiguous?

Discus and support How to combine two partitions that are not contiguous? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi everyone. I previously had Ubuntu set up to dual boot with Windows 10 on 100 GB. I wanted to increase the size to 170 GB and reinstall Ubuntu, so I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/lebr0n99, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. How to combine two partitions that are not contiguous?


    Hi everyone. I previously had Ubuntu set up to dual boot with Windows 10 on 100 GB. I wanted to increase the size to 170 GB and reinstall Ubuntu, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition, and shrunk my C drive by 70 GB. However, there is now a recovery drive between my two unallocated partitions, so I am unable to combine them. I also do not have the option to delete the recovery partition. Could someone help me with how to merge the 100 and 70 GB of unallocated space? This picture shows what I am talking about.

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    /u/lebr0n99, Oct 26, 2020
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  2. Merge non-contiguous partition on Windows 10

    From the comments, it sounds like:

    1. It can't be done with Windows' built in Disk Management tool.
    2. The de facto solution is "just use GParted", which is free, open-source, and cross platform.

    The suggestion to delete the recovery partition using the built-in diskpart command line tool worked for me, so in this case I ended up not needing to worry about non-contiguous partitions.
     
    Patrick McElhaney, Oct 26, 2020
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Oct 26, 2020
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  4. Jaune Bel Win User

    How to combine two partitions that are not contiguous?

    Format and Combine Partitions

    Hi Michael,

    Formatting and combining your partitions might be very complicated if it's not done with proper procedure. We strongly suggest that you contact your
    OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for an advanced assistance when it comes to your partition.

    You might find this article helpful when it comes to managing your partition
    after formatting it with your OEM.

    Regards.
     
    Jaune Bel, Oct 26, 2020
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