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    I have been using the Disk Management system in Windows 7 to partition my only hard drive. I created a new partition and at a later date wanted to shrink the new volume. I have now created free space in that volume. Is it possible to add this free space to the unlocated portion of the disk in order to create future volumes?

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    Sam Hi and welcome

    Yep you can use it to shrink and merge. The only thing you cant do is merge to the left. If we had a screenshot I could tell you for sure. If for some reason you cant, there are 3rd party apps like paragon disk suite that can do it easily. It has a free trial a s well


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    Disk Management in Windows 7 is an improvement on the XP version but it's still quite simple. It cannot get rid of that 100 MB or so
    partition that 7 creates. (left of primary/active) I've used Partition Wizard as well with very good results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    Disk Management in Windows 7 is an improvement on the XP version but it's still quite simple. It cannot get rid of that 100 MB or so
    partition that 7 creates. (left of primary/active) I've used Partition Wizard as well with very good results.
    I installed Windows 7 on a second hard drive in my desktop to dual boot with XP. There is no 100MB partition there. I also installed Windows 7 on a separate partition on my laptop to dual boot with XP, and there is no 100MB partition there, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    I installed Windows 7 on a second hard drive in my desktop to dual boot with XP. There is no 100MB partition there. I also installed Windows 7 on a separate partition on my laptop to dual boot with XP, and there is no 100MB partition there, either.
    This thread Solved What's on that 100MB partition? Can I delete it? - Windows 7 Forums explains what it is.

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