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Reordering rearranging partitions

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    Reordering rearranging partitions


    Hi,

    I had a new laptop computer preinstalled windows 8.
    On my computer there are two partitions C and D. C has 372GBs and D has 537GBs.
    As an old school habbit i wanted to shrink C down to something about 150 and add the rest ~220 to D. However while this is a preinstalled laptop i have another partition between C and D as seen on picture (i hope you can see)
    Click image for larger version
    I am not that hopeful on this but if i shrink C and get a raw 220 gb partition (question comes here)

    is there any way to merge that partition to D?

    If not, what would you advise on having a third partition. Will it effect my HDD's performance?

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    Thanks adamf,

    i've installed this already but i wonder if i can merge the new partition to D while there is another partition between C and D (seen as NTFS 350.00 MB on the picture) like a system volume... now i remember something . i've created a windows usb stick / backup in case of upgrading to an SSD using these commands in cmd which i saw on web:

    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:X: -include:C: -allCritical –quiet, where X is the drive to place the image (WindowsImageBackup), e.g. replace X with D or E

    During this backup there was logs like "350.00MB created".

    Now i have a mystery. Is it that partition or a system partition which will needed later? I'll check and mark this post solved if so.
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    I think not. System partitions always appear at the start not in the middle of a disk.

    Why don't you make a backup and then delete it. That is what I'd do (actually I'd delete and hope for the best but I can't recommend that really).

    Or you can use partition manager to move it to the end of the disk and then merge the other two. 2 steps but you still get to keep your (probably pointless) partition just in case.
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    How come i thought that "empty" D volume is not portable? and how come i thought this wierd partition will be needed for e new SSD upgrade?
    I did it
    1. deleted D
    2. moved 350.00MB partition to end
    3. resized C
    4. created D.
    Partitions now,
    Click image for larger version

    i guess i posted the thread with a stalled mind.
    Thank you adamf
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    Your welcome. Generally a different drive is good but partitions are pointless - at least from a performance point of view.

    Mind you I have 4 partitions (OS, VMs, Data and scratch) so I can't talk really. I find it makes backups easier but for sure makes my system slower.
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