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Deleting a partition.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by in Technicolor®, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. in Technicolor®

    in Technicolor® Flightless Bird

    My desktop computer is an HP that is several years old and it came with
    Windows Vista. It had Vista on the C: drive and a D: drive acting as a
    recovery partition.

    Last year, I joyfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I resized the
    existing drive to accommodate the new OS. Windows 7 is now C: and Vista
    is D:

    I'm done with Vista at this point and would like to delete all the data
    and recover the partition space into Windows 7: c drive. What is the
    best methodology for doing this?

    TIA
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    "in Technicolor®" <nobody@nowhere.org> wrote in message
    news:hqcuda$66s$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > My desktop computer is an HP that is several years old and it came with
    > Windows Vista. It had Vista on the C: drive and a D: drive acting as a
    > recovery partition.
    >
    > Last year, I joyfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I resized the
    > existing drive to accommodate the new OS. Windows 7 is now C: and Vista
    > is D:
    >
    > I'm done with Vista at this point and would like to delete all the data
    > and recover the partition space into Windows 7: c drive. What is the best
    > methodology for doing this?
    >
    > TIA


    1: Open the Start menu.
    2: Right-click on "Computer" or "My Computer" button.
    3: Select "Manage".
    4: Click "Disk Management" in the left nav panel of the Computer Management
    window.
    5: Right-click the D: drive area in the central, visual drive table.
    6: Select "Delete Volume" and authorise.
    7: Right-click the C: drive area in the central, visual drive table.
    8: Select "Extend Volume" and confirm the default (maximum available) amount
    of space to extend by.

    Hope this helps

    Andy
     
  3. GlowingBlueMist

    GlowingBlueMist Flightless Bird

    On 4/18/2010 4:24 AM, Andy wrote:
    >
    >
    > "in Technicolor®" <nobody@nowhere.org> wrote in message
    > news:hqcuda$66s$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> My desktop computer is an HP that is several years old and it came
    >> with Windows Vista. It had Vista on the C: drive and a D: drive acting
    >> as a recovery partition.
    >>
    >> Last year, I joyfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I resized the
    >> existing drive to accommodate the new OS. Windows 7 is now C: and
    >> Vista is D:
    >>
    >> I'm done with Vista at this point and would like to delete all the
    >> data and recover the partition space into Windows 7: c drive. What is
    >> the best methodology for doing this?
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    > 1: Open the Start menu.
    > 2: Right-click on "Computer" or "My Computer" button.
    > 3: Select "Manage".
    > 4: Click "Disk Management" in the left nav panel of the Computer
    > Management window.
    > 5: Right-click the D: drive area in the central, visual drive table.
    > 6: Select "Delete Volume" and authorise.
    > 7: Right-click the C: drive area in the central, visual drive table.
    > 8: Select "Extend Volume" and confirm the default (maximum available)
    > amount of space to extend by.
    >
    > Hope this helps
    >
    > Andy


    About the only thing I would add is to make sure you have a valid backup
    of your existing C: drive in case something goes drastically wrong, such
    as a power glitch or failure during any of the above.
     

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