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How can I merge two Hard Drive partitions together?

I have two hard drives. One of them is left as is. The other one is chopped up. So lets talk about the second one. I have 3 partitions, 1 for Windows 7 Beta, 1 for recovery, and another for recovery. I was wondering how I could merge the two recovery drives together so I am left with two partitions on that one hard drive and the other one left as it is.

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Nearly any partitioning software, even the built-in found on an XP install disk can repartition your drive. Partition magic is easier to work with. You can also find partitioning utilities at most hard drive manufacturer's websites. Or check out some of the shareware utilities here.

There is always a risk of losing ALL data on the drive when you repartition. It is likely the two recovery partitions are quite small. If the data on the drive is important it may be wise to leave it as is and simply buy an additional drive.

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