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Old 07-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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I'm not too sure what to do as of now, the free partition that is worth 66gb is just there. I right clicked my Primary Cdrive partition to try extend it but it was greyed out and so i couldnt merge the two..

Help is greatly appreciated!

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You can't modify the partition that has Windows installed on it because doing so would destroy your Windows installation.

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You can't modify the partition that has Windows installed on it because doing so would destroy your Windows installation.
You can modify the drive/partition with windows installed as long as you don't mave any windows files to another drive in the process -as a rule, keep all inmportant files in the C: drive.

Try using an alternate OS known as Parted Magic. To use it you will need a blank CD or DVD and a disk burner though. write the disk image to the disk and then reboot your PC from the disk. It may be able to edit your partitions.

Parted Magic - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

I have used it and it is a very user friendly layout.
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Or you can just make the drives Dynamic in the Disk management. Then you can shrink/combine partitions and harddrives. This only works on Vista Enterprise/Ultimate editions. If you don't have either of these, you'll have to rely on a 3rd party applications as GreenLightPC mentioned.

Always make a proper backup before messing around with any HDD changes!
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get a partition tool to help, and this merging problem can be easily solved.
here's a recommended free tool, easy-to-use and reliable - Partition Manager Freeware for Windows - EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition

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