Partition Management

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TerryWood, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi Guys

    I am looking for some advice on Partition Management, in that I want to start learning how to use software. So what is a good freeware that is easy to use has good help files for a novice, and generally "gives more bang for your buck".

    I am competent with using computers but understanding and the practice of Partition Management is definitely my weak point.

    Using Windows 7 SP1

    Thanks

    Terry
     
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  3. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi All

    Thanks to Mr X for the suggestion. I intend to try it shortly. In order to do that I need some help.
    My PC is an HP Pavilion Slimline with Win 7 SP1

    Disk 0 is as follows:

    1) A system partition100mb No Drive letter noted as Healthy, Active Primary Partition

    2) HP partition Drive Letter C 583.47 GB Noted as Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

    3) Restore partition Drive Letter D 12.6 GB Noted as Healthy Primary partition

    Item 3 is part of the original OEM install by HP to return the PC to its original Factory state. This does not work. In any event this partition is irrelevant because I use imaging software (Macrium and Aomei)

    What I want to do as part of the learning process of Partition Management is to DELETE this D partition and to increase the size of the C partition. The final outcome being an enlarged C partition plus the small system partition. From what I have read I think I can accomplish this using Mini Partition Wizard.

    However, I have some questions which I would be grateful for a response

    1) If I go from 3 to two partitions what will happen to the disk images that I have (Macrium) some based on three partitions others on just the system and C partition. In other words can they be restored to what will be a two partition Disk0, or do I have to recreate the deleted partition in order to restore the Macrium images?

    2) What precautions should I take APART from making a boot disk (DONE and working)

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Terry,

    Windows Disk Management should be able to do this.

    Your current Macrium images are fine as backups. The D: drive image doesn't need to be restored.
     
  5. TerryWood

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    Hi Brian

    Your current Macrium images are fine as backups. The D: drive image doesn't need to be restored.

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    Thanks for your reply. Noted and understood about Disk Management

    Just to be absolutely clear, can I still restore the D partition that I have removed?

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  6. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Yes, you can.

    Also, when you delete a partition using Disk Management the partition entry is removed from the MBR partition table. The data in the partition isn't touched so you can undelete the partition if you want it back. This assumes you haven't over-written the partition with new data.
     
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