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  1. I would like to rejoin drive partitions that were separated in the past. But I failed. How...


    Initially, laptops had C and D drives. I took a little bit off of them and made the E and F drives. However, after a lot of time, the C drive space became insufficient. So I wanted to merge my unused E drive into C drive. So I searched on the Internet and got a response telling me to extend C drive after deleting E drive. So I deleted E drive. However, when I right-clicked to expand the C drive, the expand button was disabled. I also tried extending other drives, namely D and F. D is disabled, F is expandable. But I need to expand C drive. How can I extend C drive? The file system of C and F i

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    Jiyeon Gim, Dec 2, 2023
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  2. 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, Dec 2, 2023
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    If I reset my laptop will I lose files that are stored in a partition separate from the partition Windows is installed in?

    If you format only the C partition, no other partition is affected. If you format the entire hard drive then every partition on the drive is affected.

    There's really no need to format your system partition as a separate step if you want to go back to Windows 8. If you're doing a clean install or a factory restore, the system partition is formatted at the beginning of the process.

    I'd like to suggest you consider keeping your data files in a separate partition, like the one you setup. There's a great advantage to doing this, as you have found: If you need to restore your software, your data isn't touched.

    All that said, backing up is always a good idea. You should be doing it every day.
     
    BulldogXX, Dec 2, 2023
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  4. Dia01 Win User

    I would like to rejoin drive partitions that were separated in the past. But I failed. How...

    Partition or multiple hard drives?

    As the title suggests. Is it worth installing say a 36GB drive for the OS soley or partitioning an existing larger drive with either 2 or more partitions? I am currently running Vista 32bit and want to try out 64bit and am sick of reformatting the whole drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Dia01, Dec 2, 2023
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