1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro
       24 Aug 2015 #1

    a question about partitions


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    I would like 2 know if its possible to some how reclaim the unallocated space and merge it back with C: windows drive...
    I know disk management wont allow it because the unallocated space isn't adjacent to the main partition...

    the 2 smaller recovery partitions was put on after I upgraded to 8.1 pro then windows 10 each upgrade put a recovery partition in between windows and unallocated space (removed hp recovery)...

    I tried EaseUS it wouldn't let me either all I could do was format unallocated space then merge with the adjacent partition which isn't what I want to do...

    can some one out there that knows how to do this kinda stuff help me out.... thanks
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
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       24 Aug 2015 #2

    Download: Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    Use: Rufus - Create bootable USB and create a Bootable USB.

    1. Boot up the PC using the Bootable USB
    2. Right click on the Recovery Partition next to the unallocated 23.29GB ->Move/Resize and drag it to the end.
    3. Do again for the next partition so that the unallocated partition is right after C: Drive.
    4. Click OK then click Apply on the top left to commit the change.
    5. Reboot the PC
    6. Open Disk Management, right click on C: then select Extend Volume.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
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       24 Aug 2015 #3

    ill try but being that those are recovery partitions the Microsoft installed how do I get the functionality of reset and recovery for windows 10 plus the advance boot options fixed if that what those partitions are for
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
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       24 Aug 2015 #4

    The partition scheme will not change after you merge the unallocated 23.29GB with C: so you'll be OK.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
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       24 Aug 2015 #5

    i tried the partition thing wouldn't boot its for Linux based systems
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  6. Joined : Jul 2014
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       24 Aug 2015 #6

    No, it should boot. Depending how fast your PC is, it might take a while to boot but definitely it'll boot. How did you create the bootable USB, using Rufus ?

    EDIT: Is your Windows OS installed using UEFI ? if so, there are 2 options from boot menu, you need to select the one with a prefix of UEFI-USB....
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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       25 Aug 2015 #7

    Do you want or need those Recovery partitions, they look like duplicates and you have a recovery partition at the beginning of the drive.

    If you don`t need them, delete em, then add all the unallocated space to C.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Aug 2015 #8

    I have used NST 20 (Network Security Toolkit) Linux live disk containing the partition tool 'gparted' to move multiple partitions on a Windows computer with a lot of success, even when there are several adjacent logical drives that Windows partition manager cannot do. As usual, make sure you have a good backup of your data beforehand. Their web site contains a good getting started guide. I will add that I have not tried it on Win 10 yet.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
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       25 Aug 2015 #9

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Do you want or need those Recovery partitions, they look like duplicates and you have a recovery partition at the beginning of the drive.

    If you don`t need them, delete em, then add all the unallocated space to C.
    the hp recovery partition at beginning of drive is the boot section for the partition I deleted which is the unallocated space

    one of the other recovery partitions is from windows 10 upgrade the other is from where I upgraded to 8.1 pro prior to 10
    still haven't been able to get the thing you suggested to boot... I do have a uefi secure boot system .... maybe that's the reason I need to disable the secure boot...

    sorry it took me so long to get back ... I drive a truck for a living just now got to where I can rest and deal with laptop
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       26 Aug 2015 #10

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    instead of using the partition program iso I went to the website for it and downloaded the program for windows
    was able to clean up the partitions including removing the 1st hp recovery partition... but to be fair I went ahead and removed the recovery partitions the upgrades put on... then did an inplace upgrade of 10 using a usb drive ... thanks for the suggestion ...
    my hard drive partitions don't look so sloppy now
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