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Partition Problem

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    Windows 8

    Partition Problem


    I partitioned my hard drive in order to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 8. While I was trying to UN-Partition so I could use the Windows 8 half as all my memory, the partitions somehow changed from Primary Partitions, to Simple Volume, I'm not sure what that means. I just need to know how I can delete what's on Drive D: and use it all on Drive C:. Any help is appreciated. Attached is a screenshot of my problem. Click image for larger version

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  2. #2


    From Disk Management, you should be able to right click on D: then Delete Volume.
    Next right click on C: and select Extend Volume.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Where does this calling storage drive "memory" come from. There is a lot of it about recently.
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  4. #4


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    Vista and Win7


    You ended up with dynamic partitions. You have to covert them back to basic disks.

    Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Where does this calling storage drive "memory" come from. There is a lot of it about recently.
    You're right! It can get pretty dang confusing when people call things by the WRONG name.

    Like calling a desktop PC a "modem". That's an old favorite.

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    Vista and Win7


    Or like calling a partition a drive. Even M$ does that. In my book, a drive is a physical disk'
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