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I bought this laptop used from a friend. The laptop has 500gb of storage; however, the drive is partioned. The C: drive has an allocated space of 50gb whereas the D: (TEMP_PART01) partition has 396gb allocated to it. How do i either take some of the space from the D: partition and move it to the C: drive, or get rid of that partition?

I've done some searching and people say I'm supposed to be able to use "Disc Management" to "delete volume," but when i right click on the partition the "delete volume" is not enabled. Here is a picture:

Dist Management

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Well i figure my chances of finding someone in this community who will know how to help are very high. – Michael Rentmeister Jan 24 '12 at 8:55
I also thought it wouldn't belong here, but since the tags do exist, I thought I could answer it even though I never saw another hardware question before. Mea culpa. – Leonard Jan 24 '12 at 8:57
probably d: is locked due to "Page File". Move the page file into c: – Nick Dandoulakis Jan 24 '12 at 9:01
1. backup your data. 2 play with fire. 3. (optional) restore valuable data you just accidentally destroyed. – RedGrittyBrick Jan 24 '12 at 9:52
See… Don't forget to back it up first! – pjc50 Jan 24 '12 at 10:39

You should move your page file on drive D. And here is a way to do some changes:
How can I move the page file to another physical disk location?

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If you put this physical hard disk in another computer, so you're not running Windows from that disk, you should be able to delete everything on that hard disk. Another approach: if it's the only HDD, you can boot the Windows DVD and delete en create the partitions during the installation of Windows.

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Use EaseUS partition tool. you can do re partition by clicking on the partition and simply drag to the extend you wish. Before you make any changes to any drives, I strongly recommend to back up data.

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The issue is that the D: is holding a page file. You'll need to delete the page file, reboot, then delete the d:

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