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    My laptop (Lenovo) came with 1TGB disk. I wanted to partition in 2 o 3 pieces, the OS one around 150 GB. I used the utilities in the system, and it only let me to partition the c: to a size of 500 GB. Is it feasible to re-partition again, to 150 GB (se freeing 350), without losing data? With which utility?

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    You may need shrink afew times.
    Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Forums


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    done!, thanks,.. now want to merge two partitions in one (a pre-existing one, with data, and the new one resulting from the second shrink)

    I heard about MiniTool, but I prefer ask for advice, first

    thanks
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    Minitool works extremely well for me & it converts to basic primary when one goes amuck .. but will what you have already.. perhaps it will expand into that unallocated space, rather than merge maybe ?

    Your Lenovo, once you changes any partition size.. most likely broke the Lenovo One Key Recovery factory original restore button or any other way to access it. Unless you download an engineering dvd and make a new restore.
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    thanks, unfortunately, looks like merge functionality requires Minitool Pro ,which is not free. Any other idea, preferrably free? Could be done with "native" W8 utilities?
    thanks
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    Yes...you can natively with windows 7 & 8 partition and unpartition drive(s). I always find videos to be very helpful.


    Create Partition in Windows 8 | Easily Create Separate Partition in Hard Drive using Windows 8 - YouTube
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    Safely free merge adjacent partitions into one without data loss.

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