Windows 10: How do I re-formate this Sata Drive to one partition ?


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    Win 10 Pro 64bit - Build
       24 Nov 2016 #1

    How do I re-formate this Sata Drive to one partition ?


    Per the attached jpg...I am trying to reformat this WD Sata drive into one single partition. I believe this drive used to hold a Win 7 Pro 64 bit installation prior to moving to Win 10 on a new Sata drive. Initially I had a dual boot setup but decided to erase/delete the Win 7 Pro system. I think I deleted the Win 7 installation/drive on this WD drive.

    I can't figure out via Properties and/or disk management how to reformat the drive into a single partition so I can keep my backup files on this drive for the Win 10 installation on a different Sata HDD drive

    Must be doing something out of order but can't find a screen to erase the 2 partitions and reformat the drive to a blank single partition data drive to store Win 10 backup files on ?

    Thanks...TiminAz
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  2.    24 Nov 2016 #2

    Hi.

    It looks like you have installed Windows on that drive at least 3 times. You could try following this guide.
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  3.    24 Nov 2016 #3

    Can you not delete partitions and then create one
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  4.    24 Nov 2016 #4

    Right click on the box where Disk 2 is displayed and select Offline. Once the disk is offline you should be able to Delete the Volumes on the disk then create a new Simple Volume.
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  5.    25 Nov 2016 #5

    I recommend EaseUS Partition Master, in principle, this tool works the same as the Windows Disk Management tool. The difference is that it offers more features and is a lot more flexible.
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