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Old 5th October 2009, 11:19
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Red face Simple(?) help with Gparted resizing

I apologize if this is in the wrong area or has been asked before, I could not find an answer using search.

Alright, my problem is rather simple, i think. I am using the most recent Gparted and booting it off a USB drive. It all works, no problems and stuff. I just kind of need a how to on this;
I recently got rid of windows 7 on a dual boot laptop. Though, now my friend would like to just use XP and add what was being used for 7 to it (something like 20gb). Now I formatted the partition that windows 7 was on, but I can not find any simple or clear way to turn in back into unallocated space and then add it to the XP partition.
In short, I now just want to go from two paritions back to one.

And I have done this before, it was pretty easy to shrink and grow a partition, though its been a few months and whatever I did then, i cannot seem to do so simply anymore.

Thank you very much for your help.
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Old 6th October 2009, 13:20
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Are these NTFS partitions? Are they neighbours on the hard drive?
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Old 12th October 2009, 09:27
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Yes they were both NTFS partitions. I am unsure what 'nieghbors' may exactly mean, but they were the only two partitions on the drive.
And Now I just want to get rid of one, and give the space all back to the other.
I was able to do it once before, but for the life of me I cannot seem to get it now.
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Old 13th October 2009, 14:52
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Hm, should be no problem to make one big partition out of these...
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Old 13th October 2009, 23:38
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BOY do i feel dumb. It wasn't a problem in the end.
I found out that I needed to run the
chkdsk /f
on my xp partition before I could add the other extra space to it. That was a step I completely forgot doing the last time I did it. Well, problem solved.
Thank you though!
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