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How can I delete my partition?

by wolfrain9483 / January 22, 2013 4:03 AM PST

I have an old Windows Vista system with the C drive capacity of about 76Gb.

I have Unallocated space of 5Gb and then next to it the C drive of 70Gb but the Unallocated space is listed before the C drive.

Have tried to extend volume from the C drive partition but it's grayed out. Have tried to make the unallocated space into usable space and then giving it a hard drive name to see if I can then delete it and then see if I can extend the volume at that point but that didn't assist me.

Any ideas? Would appreciate any help

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You can't extend when the space is before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 4:05 AM PST

And if you delete the C partition you won't have an OS to boot to.

If you have a good backup copy and a backup copy of that you can try GPARTED to move the partition.

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5 GB isn't worth worrying about
by wpgwpg / January 22, 2013 4:08 AM PST

With the size of today's hard drives, 5 GB is nothing. You'd likely do more harm than good since that partition was probably put there by your manufacturer for a good reason. It may contain recovery info or it may be used for security or other purposes. Windows provides a disk management tool under the Administrative Tools applet of the Control Panel, but I just remind you that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Good luck.

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Maybe the better approach is to get a larger HDD...5GBs
by VAPCMD / January 22, 2013 9:26 AM PST

is a pittance and you'll be back need more in a month or less.


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I wonder if they didn't tell all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 9:36 AM PST

Such as they have one of those early 10,000 or 15,000 RPM drives and paid dearly for it and want to eek out that last GB.

I can see that (and wonder if such drives do fly.)

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Possible I guess but running Vista and trying
by VAPCMD / January 23, 2013 9:24 AM PST

to regain use of 5GBs says 'nah'.

Keep up the good work !


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