Delete A Primary Partition?

Aug 2, 2012

I have two primary partitions and I want to delete one of the and completly expand the other. When i get in my computer/manage/disk management if i right click a partition it won`t let me le delete it or expand it. How can I have A SINGLE hard drive completly expanded ?

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How To Delete / Format XP Partition And Make Windows 7 Primary

Jun 21, 2011

I am on my grandparents desktop, and they recently had me dual boot Windows 7 onto their Windows XP machine, and they now no longer need XP anymore. The XP partition is listed as a System, Healthy, Active, Primary partition. The 7 partition is listed as a Boot, Active, Healthy, Logical partition. How can I delete/format the XP partition and make the Windows 7 a primary partition? I have tried by using Disk Manager, and Eauseus Partition Manager, but it won't let me convert it to primary, or format the XP partition.

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Ive tried deleting everything but some things are refusing to go (like the file boot which i assume is to do with dual booting).

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Would moving page file from D to E partition allow me to extend C into D? If so, how do I move page file in Windows 7 to another partition?

If I can't do this in Windows natively does someone have a suggestion on 3rd party software?

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May 21, 2009

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Is this advisable and possible? Can I completely wipe out Windows Vista and turn my machine entirely over to Windows 7?

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i dont have the blue colour window above my C drive in my computer

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Apr 10, 2011

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Nov 20, 2009

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#3: A 50GB partition encrypted with Truecrypt, Logical drive

Now, I want to create a new Primary partition at the end of the drive, so I can install another copy of Windows 7. Notice my 500GB storage partition does not need to be Primary, but it is, and I cannot create any more Primary partitions. How can I change the storage partition to a logical drive, and have my new partition be Primary?

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response:
The type of file system is exFAT.
Volume Serial Number is 2C7E-22C5
C:WindowsSystem32>
then:
C:WindowsSystem32>chkdsk x:/r
response:
The type of the file system is exFAT.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk May run if this volume is dismounted first. ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID. Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? <Y/N>
response:

Volume dismounted. ALL opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume Serial Number is 2C7E-22C5
C:WindowsSystem32>
then:
C:WindowsSystem32>chkdsk x:/r

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Being that there wasn't much on this hard drive, other than the Windows OS's, I decided to reinstall the Win64 on the first partition. I find now that EasyBCD does not install on my XP64, so evidently I must have had it installed on the XP MCE partition. I'm wondering now how I can go about accessing the MCE on that other partition, or finding or remaking the boot loader.

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1. should both the "S" partition ("S"cratch space) and "U" partition (User Data) be extended partitions, or should the "S" partition be Primary? If I desired to direct temp files here and possibly a 2nd pagefile...would that dictate primary or extended type? Is it OK to perform all these functions on this partition (scratch space, temp, pagefile?).

2. I want the "S" scratch disk partition to be on the outer edge of the drive so that it is the fastest. Do I create this partition 1st or 2nd?

3. Since I'm not installing an OS on this HDD, the 100MB "recovery" partition will not be created on this one? Would it be advantageous to have such a partition if the other SDD with OS/Apps fails?

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Apr 6, 2011

I'm currently running Win XP Pro. on dynamic disks with the system partition mirrored.I have a 20GB simple volume on one of the dynamic disks which I had intended to install a copy of Windows 7 Enterprise on, intending to dual-boot as I changed over from XP to 7, but it appears that you can't install Windows 7 on a dynamic disk as "setup cannot find a location for temporary files." According to Microsoft my only option is to revert the existing dynamic disk/s to basic - losing everything on it including my XP installation.Microsoft says not to mix volumes and partitions on the same disk, but a third party application called Dynamic Disk Converter claims to be able to change simple volumes back to primary partitions - though it isn't clear from the documentation if this can be done to just one volume out of several on a dynamic disk.My options appear to be:

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I have recently partitioned my c drive, to create a new drive g, i installed w7 on g and its fine and works...

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i messesd something up trying to install xp over vista so booting up using w7, i manually deleted all the files from the c drive.... now its totally fubar, it wont let me install anything on it atall...

how can i format the c drive which is my primary partition... or so something with it? combine it back into the g partition or anything..???

i can only access my pc booting up using w7, which is running on the g partition..

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