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Solved Can't merge back my partition after windows 8.1


casagalia

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#1
Hi all,
I got a problem as I cant merge back my partition after I upgraded my system to windows 8.1. I create a partition after I bought this laptop to put my personal stuff but I didn't really use it. After awhile I updated my system to windows 8.1 and now I can't merge back my partition anymore. Is there any solution to fix this??
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System One

  • OS
    8.1

topgundcp

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First, download: Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable CD/USB.

  1. If there's any data in F: you wish to save then move/copy to C: or another place such as external HD.
  2. Open Disk Management, right click on F: ->delete Volume then you'll have a 195.13 GB unallocated space.
  3. Reboot your PC with the CD/USB created above. Right click on the 450MB recovery partition and select Move/Resize. A window will pop up, click and drag the partition to move toward D: drive. Click OK then click Apply from the top left to commit the change.
  4. Take out the CD/USB and reboot back to Windows.
  5. Open Disk Management and right click on C: ->Extend Volume.
 

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System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
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    MSI-Z97
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    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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Ztruker

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#4
You are moving the 450MB partition to the right of the F: 191.31GB partition. Then you boot back into windows and use Disk Management to expand C: to include the space where F: is/was.

[DEL]You may have to delete F: first to make it free space if the expand of C: doesn't work or is not allowed.[/DEL]

Never mind, I see you were instructed to delete it first thing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
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    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
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    Lenovo
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    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
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    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
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    500W
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    Wired USB
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    3GB Up, 30GB Down
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topgundcp

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In step 3. After reboot the PC with the bootable CD/USB. You should see a screen similar to the one below. Move the mouse to point at the 450MB partition, right click on it then select Move/Resize, you'll get the next screen. Click and hold the 450MB partition again and drag it to the right (See green arrow). You will end up with: 1000, 260, 1000, C Drive, Empty, 450MB partition, D drive.
Click OK then click Apply (#3, #4 from screen shot):

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NOTE: The screen shot with all disks listed is from my PC so it would be different from yours. I just edited the "Move/Resize Partition" screen to reflect what your disk partitions look like.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
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    Antec 1200
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    Danger Den H20
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#6
okay quick question, I am also in the same boat, regarding the problem OP is having. You are suggesting 3rd party partition manager to merge it. Is it not possible to merge it using Disk management? Because thats the tool I used to divide two partitions. Also I had a very bad experience with EaseUs partition manager, so staying away from all 3rd party partition managers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Ideapad Y500
    CPU
    i7-3632QM
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT650M 2GB DDR5
    Screen Resolution
    1980 X 1080
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    256 kbps
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    Windows Defender

casagalia

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In step 3. After reboot the PC with the bootable CD/USB. You should see a screen similar to the one below. Move the mouse to point at the 450MB partition, right click on it then select Move/Resize, you'll get the next screen. Click and hold the 450MB partition again and drag it to the right (See green arrow). You will end up with: 1000, 260, 1000, C Drive, Empty, 450MB partition, D drive.
Click OK then click Apply (#3, #4 from screen shot):

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NOTE: The screen shot with all disks listed is from my PC so it would be different from yours. I just edited the "Move/Resize Partition" screen to reflect what your disk partitions look like.
This is a very detail explanation! Thank you very much and I finally solved this!
 

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  • OS
    8.1

topgundcp

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#9
You're welcome and thanks for reporting back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox