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Posted on 2011-02-19
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I bought an Acer m3400 aspire desktop and the first thing I did was to put Win ultimate 64 on it.
Now I have an unallocated 15gb partition - can I reclaim this by merging it with either the C or D partition?
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by:10023
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You can reclaim or merge space if the disk manager in win 7 shows
c:\ then d:\ to the left of it or contiguous..
To find out right click on [computer] and click [manage] then go to [disk manager]  You can right click the partition you want to have gain the space and extend that space into the unallocated space.
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Actually excuse me, in your case d:\ is unallocated space so you would be extending the C:\ drive into the unallocated area of 15 gig if the 15 gig is to the right of the space
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by:QPR
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the unallocated partition has no drive letter.
it is first in the list (on the left) followed by C (acer) and D (data)
Extend is greyed out for both C and D drives
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by:QPR
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I right clicked the unallocated and chose dimple volume, it is now formatted NTFS and has a drive letter of L. Still don't see how to "give" it to C or D though
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will not work unless c: then the unallocated to the immediate right of it

other alternatives

I use partition magic but it cost money
There are other programs that were introduced to me through other discussions
gparted...was recommended ..http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
There are several free partition programs at
http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=partition+software&platformSelect=Windows&tag=srch%3Ba&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows&filter=platform%3DWindows
The only one I have used that was free (quite a while ago) is paragon
and it work for me..no problems
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