Windows 8.1 will not allow me to delete or resize a partition?

Mike Lynch

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Brand new to 8.1 and I'm stymied with this situation.
The 8TB Drive I have the O/S installed on has a 100MB Partition, a 7451.37GB Partition and a 451MB Partition, in that sequence.
I understand that I need the first two.
I'd like to merge the third into the second however, Windows will not let me.
When I click on the third Partition, a screen comes up saying Help!
Yes, that's what I need.
Any suggestions as to why Windows will not let me eliminate Partition three?
 

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TechnoMage

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When Windows installs, it will create partitions for its own use. Leave them alone, they're not yours.
Then, the last I checked, there is nothing in Windows that will let you resize a partition on your HD.
To do anything like that, you will need a Partition Manager of some brand or another.
My own favorite Partition Manager is "EaseUS Partition Master". However, like so many other programs, you have to buy the program to get all its functions.

Be careful that you don't totally corrupt your C: partition and disable Windows.

Good Luck, Mike,
TM :cool:
 

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TechnoMage

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I've noticed, that when I install Windows 8.1 on a blank HD, the installer will notify me that it's going to make several partitions (for it's own use). People a lot smarter than me, wrote that installer, so I just let it to its thing. I've found, that's the best thing I could do. Eh?

"Don't tug on Superman's cape, don't spit into the wind, and don't mess with Window's partitions".

Happy Holidays!
TM :cool:
 
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System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer X-1200
    CPU
    AMD 2 Core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    Crucial, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 9200
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Acer
    Case
    SFF Slimline
    Keyboard
    emachines 101 key
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
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    5 Meg
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
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