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You may need to combine partitions under Windows 7 when:
Some may doubt whether it is possible to combine two partitions together. In fact, combining two separate partitions together is not easy but it is really possible if you have the right tool, like the disk tool provided by Windows 7 disk management.
A large number of pc users might not be familiar with this tool for they barely use them in their daily work. Under disk management, you can see the layout of all your partitions: its size, partition type, used space, unused space and so on. Right click one partition and you will see a down-drop menu. You might find "Extend volume", "Shrink volume", "Delete volume", etc. Although there is no option for you to directly combine two partitions, this can still be realized by following instruction.
Step 1: Launch Windows 7 disk management tool by right clicking "My computer" and choosing "Manage".
Step 2: Backup important data in one partition and select "Delete volume" to delete this partition.
Step 3: Then needed space will be obtained through deleting and right click another partition. Choose "Extend volume" to combine these two into one. (These two partitions must be adjacent partitions)
Here you can see this goal is made by deleting one partition to get unallocated space for combining. What's more, only if the unallocated space is behind the partition, extending function can be available.
It won't be a surprise when you find the disk management won't work out in your case. So many improvements and breakthrough need to be made. This is what EaseUS does.
EaseUS Partition Master, which can be found in all famous and professional IT forums and blogs, focuses on partition management: resize/move partition, change partition type, merge partition, convert disk or recover lost partitions and so on.
Using EaseUS Partition Master Free, a free edition for PC users to merge partitions won't be so troublesome as it is in disk management.
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1. After installing this program, go to the main interface and choose the partition you decided to combine. Select "Merge partition" in the left sidebar or under "Partitions" menu on the top.
2. Decide which one to be the Main and which one that needs to be combined into another partition.(These two partitions must be neighboring to each other unless there has unallocated space between them.)
3. After all set, click Apply to combine two partitions into a single one by this free partition software.