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Upgraded to SSD, Advice on merging old partitions

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Upgraded to SSD, Advice on merging old partitions

    Hello Windows 8 world!

    I recently upgraded to a SSD hard-drive and windows 8 for my system disk (love the speed increase!) and now would like to delete my old windows 7 install on my now secondary hard-drive and also combine the old system partition with another one on that drive.
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    The drive in question is Disk 1 on my Disk Management screen.
    It has partitions D:\ E:\(my old system partition) F:\ and G:\
    I believe that D:\ is related to my old windows install if I not mistaken and can be merged with E:\ after I format both without a problem in diskmgmt.msc.
    However I would also like to go a step further and combine F:\ with D:\ and E:\ to make one partition. I would like to leave G:\ as is.

    The problem is that if possible I do not want to format F:\ or G:\ to get this done. I do have the space to move files to my storage drive J:\ and then back again but to save time I would like to avoid having to copy the files back and forth as there is 200gigs on F:\ and 300gigs on G:\ .

    Is this possible to do safely with a separate program (preferably free) without formatting? I noticed in someone elses thread on the windows 7 forums Merging Partitions Help Please - Page 3 - Windows 7 Help Forums that he used EaseUS Partition Manager which took him 9 hours and also changed the "date modified/date created" of all of his files. Both of which I would like to avoid.

    Should I just keep it simple and copy the files off of F:\ and use windows disk management to combine the 3 drives? If I do this is there any risk to something happening to the files stored on G:\ during this process?

    Let me know if there is any information I may have missed.

    Any advice would be great!

    Last edited by pchor; 11 Nov 2014 at 05:17.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Just thought Id post an update:

    I decided to go ahead and move all of my files off of F:\ and use diskmgmt.msc to merge the 3 drives. 50gigs left (estimated time 45mins) to move to J:\ and then im formatting.

    Any objections before it goes down?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

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    All went well! Yay! Now time to copy those files back
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