HDD partitioned

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Bellabonzi - Apr 6, 2009 at 04:40 AM
 Bellabonzi - Apr 21, 2009 at 02:26 AM
Hello,

A technician worked on my PC (idiot) and formatted my HDD (no permission and it was not necessary) and to add injury on top of injury, he partitioned my 40G HDD i.e. 10 C:/ and 30 D:/ also without asking me. What happens now is when I update from Microsoft it automatically save everything on C: I phoned the dude and asked him how can one remove the partitions, he wants to charge me $57 to do it..... after I advised him that there is a program to do it.... (me now the idiot)

How can I remove the partitions without buying Partition Magic?

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Apr 6, 2009 at 01:22 PM
You can download Easeus Partition Manager (it's FREE) from this site:

https://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Free-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html?tag=mncol%3Bpop&cdlPid=11016099

It can dynamically change the size of your partitions.

NOTE: Some people think that a small partition for Windows and a larger partition for your data files is the RIGHT way to set-up the computer. This way Windows can be re-installed without the loss of your data. But, as you have found it does complicate things like Windows updates.

Good Luck
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Highway72 Posts 233 Registration date Thursday April 2, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 16, 2009 11
Apr 6, 2009 at 02:35 PM
windows updates always go to the os partition (automatically C:) so that has no side effects to multi partitions....what is wrong however is that a 40 drive was partitioned given the small size as a whole. The main people that benefit from multi partitioning would be businesses that backup the whole HD often, not a casual home user.
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Hi,

Thanks for the remarks. However, I am still looking for a solution?
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