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Old 03-17-2011, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never merged partitions hence my post here as I'm unsure what happens.

When I built my PC, I split one of my hard drive into 2 partitions, each 500 GB and used one of those partitions as my C drive.

I only use the C drive for windows and installing of software/games etc. but now I've found that I need more space.

Can I merge my other partition of 500 GB with the C drive so I have the whole 1 TB to use as the C drive? Is it safe to do so? Not going to cause issues is it? Also, what program do I use to do it, or how do I do it? I don't mind paying for decent software (if it's not too expensive) .

Also, does anyone know of a decent drive imaging software for backup?

Thanks!
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Use GParted. Link to guide by Mak in my sig. You can use Paragon Backup and Recovery 2011 Free for imaging. Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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Thanks for the help! Merge went flawlessly! Good programs!
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