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Can I merge 2 partitions into 1.

By b_p2001 ·
I just upgraded to Windows 2000, from 98, and it created a partition of 142MB. I want to have only the C: drive. Can I make the C: drive use the 142MB as 1 partition without re-formatting, or re-installing? I am currently using the 142MB as a folder allocated as a 2ND partition. I want to add the 142MB to the Primary Active partition, so I can have the space.

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by Enrique Corona In reply to Can I merge 2 partitions ...

Try using partition magic software.
or you can always hide the partition, just delete the partition and it will automaticaly hide from the system, how_?

right clic your computer and select manage,
in the menu select, disk management.
select the partition desire and deleted.

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Yeah I know. Can't do it with Windows?

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by CG IT In reply to Can I merge 2 partitions ...

create a system dynamic volume. delete the 142 MB partition which will make it free space. With a dynamic volume, you can add free space but.....

here is a Microsoft KB article on basic and dynamic drives:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216341

Below is a Summary KB article on basic and dynamic drives
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/175761/EN-US/

Many techs create a system drive C: which has about 20 to 25 GB of space. Only the O/S gets installed. Then other drives [how ever many you want] are created where applications are installed.

the advantage to this was on an IDE ATA controller, if the system drive ever got so corrupted a fresh install was needed [like registry bloat in W9X /W2K, one didn't lose saved documents and applications.

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by Enrique Corona In reply to Can I merge 2 partitions ...

Umm.. as far as i know you can`t do it with windows,, you need a 3erd party software...

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