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Hard drive partitioning

I reset my laptop and the 1tb hard drive that was my full local drive has partitioned and made 200gb as local drive and 800gb as unallocated, disc management wouldn't let me merge the unallocated drive. So I created a new one for the time being, how Do I format the HD to have only one partition, 1tb as local drive

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Too much missing here.

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As we don't know which OS, Windows 2000 breaks on too big a boot volume. And sometimes I can boot GPARTED to change the partition size. And some versions of Windows have a way in Disk Management.

Here, too much not told.

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More info

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Windows 10 upgraded from factory windows 8, setup was with Windows 8

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Now that its running 10

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The machine is marked "good for 10" and you can go get the usual W10 USB or DVD made then wipe and start again with a blank HDD.

Or try GPARTED to size the partition up.

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You can probably use Administrative Tools in Ctrl Panel...

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...but when that doesn't work, I use Easeus Partition Master, free version.
You can go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and do it, or you can use the Easeus tool.
Good luck.

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