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[SOLVED] Unpartiotining the disk Windows is on

Jun 1, 2020
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This might be a weird and dumb question so bear with me.

My computer got fixed by a computer technician a few months ago because it was not turning on, but after it got back to me, my HDD had two partitions, a C: and D: drive. It's set up so that all my old files [which is approximately 600GB] are on the D: drive, and the C: drive is only for Windows stuff. But I really don't like having two different drives so I wanted to make it all into one, I want to delete the C: disk and allocate all the free space into D:. But I fear this might delete Windows aswell and cause further problems, any thoughts? Really want to be careful here.
 

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I can check in with friends to see if anyone has it after this lockdown stuff ends. And yeah he did a pretty poor job. But I see, well, thanks for answering my main question anyway! Hope you have a good week.
Save all your personal data off to some other drive, and do a full wipe and reinstall on that 1TB.

 
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Yes, that's it. On my D drive is all my old files [before the technician fixed it], includes important work files, games, books, TV shows, etc etc, approximately 600GB of stuff.

How opposed are you to a complete reinstall?
I'd honestly not prefer to, but if it really is the only way to do it then probably.
 

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Do you have, or can borrow, an external drive of sufficient free space to hold the entirety of the data in the D?

That config is a mess, and that tech should be...well, I can't say.

A full wipe and reinstall is what I would do.
Even moving and managing the partitions would need a full backup of all on the D partition. ANd if you have that, and what currently is on the C is only the OS....might as well just start over.
 
Jun 1, 2020
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Do you have, or can borrow, an external drive of sufficient free space to hold the entirety of the data in the D?

That config is a mess, and that tech should be...well, I can't say.

A full wipe and reinstall is what I would do.
Even moving and managing the partitions would need a full backup of all on the D partition. ANd if you have that, and what currently is on the C is only the OS....might as well just start over.
I can check in with friends to see if anyone has it after this lockdown stuff ends. And yeah he did a pretty poor job. But I see, well, thanks for answering my main question anyway! Hope you have a good week.
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
126,032
4,405
159,940
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I can check in with friends to see if anyone has it after this lockdown stuff ends. And yeah he did a pretty poor job. But I see, well, thanks for answering my main question anyway! Hope you have a good week.
Save all your personal data off to some other drive, and do a full wipe and reinstall on that 1TB.

 

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