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Can't combine harddrive partitions Windows 8

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    Windows 8 8.0

    Can't combine harddrive partitions Windows 8

    Hello Windows 8 Forums,
    I have a Dell XPS-12 laptop. It's pretty standard, and I only use it for school. I'm a Computer Science major (which is incredibly ironic in this situation... wow), and I partitioned part of my harddrive off, about 32 GB, for a CentOS and then Kali Linux install, first to run a configuration and write some custom code for an open source captive portal my work has deployed and second for testing my place of employments security implementation (boy was it easy to gather some scary data with a simple wireshark capture..). I am extremely busy with being a fulltime student and also working 2 jobs and freelancing web development, and I haven't been able to figure out why after reformatting the partition I was using for the Linux installs, I could never reintegrate that partition into my own Windows partition. It's incredibly annoying as I only have a 128 GB SSD and after screwing with it for ten minutes, said screw it and just made it into a backup drive where I keep all my code and larger ISO images for different OS' I have (after just a year of studying CS, I've had to use a total of 6 different Linux OS', as well as messing with trying to get an ArchLinux install up and running correctly... I'm starting to feel like a collector)

    If anyone can run me through this problem, I'd greatly appreciate it. I feel, honestly, like a fool for having to ask, but when it comes to figure out why my harddrive is being super lame and finish that matrix for the Software Packaging class' final it's pretty obvious which I'm going to go with. Problem is, now, I'm starting to do a bit of freelance security consulting here and there, and I need to have a portable Kali partition with me. I also need to shrink the partition, but when I do I can never put it back into my main Windows partition so there really is no point.

    I've found countless videos and methods on fixing this and none seem to work. Can anyone help me?

    Also, I'm running windows 8.0 right now, but I've had 8.1 before and the fixes still didn't work.

    Thanks everybody!

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Hi Michael, welcome to Windows EightForums.
    Can you provide a screenshot of Disk Management with a descriptive of what you're wanting to accomplish?

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Can't combine harddrive partitions Windows 8

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