Windows 10: Combining 2 Partitions in Windows 10 on new laptop

  1. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
       06 Apr 2016 #1

    Combining 2 Partitions in Windows 10 on new laptop

    When I recently purchased a VAIO Z from the MicrosoftStore I specified a 1TB SSD, however the drive came with two partitions, namely C and E. See picture attached. I want to combine the 2 partitions into one big one leaving the system partition and the recovery partition untouched.

    The E drive is currently empty except for two files.

    I have several partitioning apps that I could use. I am thoroughly unfamiliar with windows 10, but have experience with 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 3.5, 3.0, 2.11 and DOS 2 to 6.

    Would there be any risk to the operating system, the system and recovery partition recovery if I do combine the C and E partitions? I do have a full image backup on an external 2TB drive, and also a USB PE drive and a USB recovery stick.

    I donít want to screw up the laptop so I thought I should seek council first.

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       06 Apr 2016 #2

    From disk management. You have 2 SSD's, 500GB each, namely disk 0 and disk 1.
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  3.    06 Apr 2016 #3

    You do realize that C: and E: are on two separate physical drives? To combine them you are either going to have to set up a Raid array, if your controller supports it, or span the C: drive volume.

    Create a spanned volume: Storage Services; Local File Systems; File and Storage Services
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  4. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
    Thread Starter
       06 Apr 2016 #4

    Oops on my part, I must be blind or something assuming they were all one single drive. The laptop was ordered with 1TB SSD. I will contact the manufacturer to verify. I will post back as soon as I know where we stand on this.

    After typing the above response I ran Belarc and here is what it found:

    1022.24 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    749.22 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    SAMSUNG MZHPV512HDGL*00000 [Hard drive] (512.11 GB) ** drive 0, s/n S1X1NYAG906193, rev BXW2500Q, SMART Status: Healthy
    SAMSUNG MZHPV512HDGL*00000 [Hard drive] (512.11 GB) ** drive 1, s/n S1X1NYAG906564, rev BXW2500Q, SMART Status: Healthy

    I guess I don't need to call the manufacturer now. I think I will leave things alone with drive 0 as system and drive 1 for data files. I will create some doc and picture folders etc on the second drive and put some shortcuts on the desktop. Now I need to figure out how to change the default folders for docs, pictures etc. that show in "This PC" to the new ones I create on the second drive. Does this warrant a new forum post?

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  5.    06 Apr 2016 #5

    Settings - system - storage.
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  6. Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)
    Thread Starter
       06 Apr 2016 #6

    Thanks cereberus. I will check it out. I also found a tutorial on the forum about the same thing.
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