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Combine Two Partitions In Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Win8PcTech View Post
    Sorry my mission was not to hurt you guys i will never post again lyke this :-(
    I did not suggest that you shouldn't make posts like this. I said that you should make sure they're accurate, and you should post them to the correct forum.

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    Germany/Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Win8PcTech View Post
    Sorry my mission was not to hurt you guys i will never post again lyke this :-(
    Don't worry. There are always many different ways to get things done. The method you described apparently worked for you and that is fine. I would have done it differently but that does not mean that your approach is useless.
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    Thanks For Your Support :-P
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    Germany/Florida
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    You are welcome.
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  5. #15


    Mission, TX
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    windows 8 Pro


    Mystere I hope I am not doing something wrong here. On my wife's computer I had created a drive of 50 gig. to hold some files. Now I am adding a ext. hard drive on her 3.0 usb port. I want to delete her created drive after I copy it to the ext. and I don't know or have not seen a good way to add that space back to C: drive.
    I tried "Disk Management" at the start screen and it came back no apps found.
    I am running windows 8 pro and hers is 8 basic.
    new hp all in one desktops.
    I believe her drive is M and on the hard drive which is 1 t byte.
    thank you
    Larry ex MN now in TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Does This Post= Helpful Yes or No??
    No. In fact, i'd call it borderline harmful and misleading. And I will tell you why.

    1) You can skip the first two steps simply by opening the start screen and typing "Disk management"

    2) You aren't combining two partitions, you're deleting one partition and extending the other partition to fill the deleted space. Combining would indicate you are taking both partitions (including their content) and making it a single partition. Likewise, your comment about "merging" two partitions isn't true either.

    3) You actually *CAN* combine partitions, and that is *NOT* the way to do it.

    4) You neglected to mention that both partitions have to be on the same hard drive, and they need to be right next to each other physically on disk for your method to work. Anyone following your advice may end up in a tough spot if these conditions are not true. A real combining of partitions doesn't need them to be next to each other, and they don't necessarily have to be on the same drive either (depending on how you do it).

    5) If you're going to post unsolicited tutorials, you're posting to the wrong forum, and they should be accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Mystere I hope I am not doing something wrong here. On my wife's computer I had created a drive of 50 gig. to hold some files. Now I am adding a ext. hard drive on her 3.0 usb port. I want to delete her created drive after I copy it to the ext. and I don't know or have not seen a good way to add that space back to C: drive.
    I tried "Disk Management" at the start screen and it came back no apps found.
    I am running windows 8 pro and hers is 8 basic.
    new hp all in one desktops.
    I believe her drive is M and on the hard drive which is 1 t byte.
    thank you
    First, you can reach Disk Management from the start screen by typing "Disk Management" and then you need to select the Settings category under the search box (it has an icon that looks like a cog), it will then show an entry that says "Create and format hard disk partitions"

    Second, the C:\ drive (assuming it's your boot and system partition, which is typically the case) has some restrictions on resizing, but if your free space is directly behind your C:\ drive, then you should be able to extend the partition into it. You should see something that looks like this:

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  7. #17


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    combine two partitions in windows 8


    Mystere thank you for the help. I did find the screens as mentioned. Should not have a problem. I will make an image of the drive before I start.
    Larry
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  8. #18


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    combine two partitions in windows 8


    got the new ext. hard drive. created an image.
    then re read your instructions several times.
    deleted the partition, right clicked on the c: drive and extended it into the free space.
    thank you again.
    will keep for future ref.
    Larry
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  9. #19


    Posts : 4
    Win 8

    Combine two partitions


    This way only works when the two partitions are adjacent, besides backup will take you more time. If they are not adjacent, you couldn't combine two partitions via this way.
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    How if he used "Extend" on the partition from within ms partition manager.
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