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can i merge my hard drives? (C and D drives)


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dhfitness

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my laptop came with 2 hard drives (C and D) am i able to uninstall the d drive and merge the two or something similiar to this? is this doable? will this effect performance?

thanks and kind regards
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Hello dhfitness.... Welcome to
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It's highly doubtful because in most cases the D drive is your Recovery partition. This is used in case you ever need to bring your system back to factory default settings in case of a crash. It usually contains your OS and all drivers and programs.
Let's make sure first before I say it for sure.

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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ok it didnt com up with anything initially but i did some digging and im pretty sure his is what u needed.

PS thankyou so much for your help, its so appreciated!! And it was so quick too!

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Let me ask, is the partition with the music name empty?
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yes completely empty
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OK then why not delete that partition and then using a 3rd party software then stretch out the existing C partition to take up the whole space?
Something like Easeus will do that for you.
It can also just merge the empty space into the C partition also if you want.
Easeus Download HERE
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so let me try to understand this.... basically it takes the free space from my d hard drive and puts it into my c drive...?

sorry not very tech savvy here!

so its easy enough to figure out?

cheers
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No what it basically does is delete the D partition and then expands the C partition out to take all the room up.

Read HERE about how to use the software to Merge the partition D to your C partition.
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