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Disk 0 and Disk 1 partition merging issue

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Disk 0 and Disk 1 partition merging issue


    Hi Guys

    This is my first time to write on any such forum hoping to get what I want.
    I have windows 8 64bit machine installed on.
    the windows drive C is has 29 GB space i want to increase the space.
    I want to take free space from 456 GB partition located on Disk 1 and to merge that with C drive on Disk 0.
    I tried a lot but cant do this.
    I am dispatching a pic of my problem herewith will really appreciate if you guys can help me.
    Thanks
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  2. #2


    Welcome to the forum. You can't do that your options are clone disk one to the second drive and use two as boot drive were you can have a big partition. You may be able to get away with substitute drive two to c it's not a good solution but may work or you could mount it on c
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  3. #3


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 616
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Or, consider this alternative: one cannot merge an allocated space with an unallocated space -- at least that what I found out with my Windows 7. I recommend formatting the unallocated space the same NTFS as the allocated space. Then using MiniTools Partition Wizard free, merge into C from D what you want. Restart a couple of times. Please report back on your success.

    Addendum: my use of the word merge above might not have been the best word to use...see successive excellent posts by others!
    Last edited by RolandJS; 11 Jan 2017 at 10:20.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,672
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    why would you want to take your OS off a SSD drive (I assume it is based on size) and put on a rotator ???
    If space for large games is an issue, install to Data Drive (hdd)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 46
    windows8


    It is not possible to merge the system partition with another disk. But it is possible to enlarge C: system partition with some third party software.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64 bit


    LPhoeliu
    which 3rd party software would you suggest it here.. Dont you think the Hiren boot cd will do the work??
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64 bit


    RolandJS I have tried that also I formatted and created the Unallocated 460 space with NTFS system and subsequently tried to merge it with the C but no success.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64 bit


    KYHI
    The problem lies with the installation of softwares on C drive I do not want to run out of the space for software installation in future that is why I want to increase it so to be on safe side.
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  9. #9


    It is possible to extend the system partition but only if there is free space on that disk. In this case there is no free space on the system disk. If the system drive becomes too small the only option is make better use of the space you have or preferably install a bigger drive.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,672
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    The problem lies with the installation of softwares on C drive I do not want to run out of the space for software installation in future
    All programs usually install to C:\Folder (SSD)
    If you change C:\Folder to D:\Folder (HDD) the program files will be placed on HDD and any required Windows OS Files will still be placed on C:\

    Thus saving you a lot of space on the SSD C:\ drive by utilizing HDD D:\ for the majority of program files

    Just format Disk 2 NTFS and assign drive letter D -
    To Test outcome > run any Program Installer and change default drive letter from C to D
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