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I installed a Suse partition of around 200 Gigabytes on my hard drive, primarily running Windows 7. I am sick of Suse's crap, and just want to get rid of the OS and get that partition back for Windows' use. Is it as simple as that partition gets deleted,and I can choose what partition that space goes to, or is it communal that all partitions can access? I know next to nothing about partitions, so any help would be great. Also, if someone knows HOW to delete partitions, that would be a great help too.


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Why the downvote? – Portali5t Mar 30 '12 at 1:43
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No, deleting Partition does not affect other partitions. (unless you manage to mess things up completely).

For Windows7 go to: Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management (as Administrator) -> Storage -> Disk Management

There you can delete the partition and resize the other.

Just a warning: do not delete the 100MB system partition, thats the boot partition for windows.

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Ok, I just deleted my Suse partition. I am missing the part where I can move the free space into my primary Windows data partition. It just says "Free space". What should I do? – Portali5t Mar 29 '12 at 23:48
Try to extend C:, this might not be possible because it's the active partition. In this case you can either just create another partition and use that space or you have to boot from a (linux) live CD and use a tool like gParted. – Baarn Mar 29 '12 at 23:51
Final question- Would Ubuntu be the best option, or do all Linux Live CD's have gParted? – Portali5t Mar 30 '12 at 1:41
ubuntu is possible, or just gparted live – Baarn Mar 30 '12 at 7:34
looks like the bootloader got messed up, there are dozens of tutorials online to restore the win7 loader, check out this question on SU:… – Baarn Mar 30 '12 at 12:59

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