I have Sony VAIO with Windows7 premium 64-bit and I'm trying to get more free space for drive C -which has only around 8 Gigs free, while I had 48 Gigs free on drive D- so I was thinking of merging then after I made search on superuser and here I found out that merging could cause problems and it is better to shrink one of partitions and "add the new free data to the C".
So I shrank drive D and got free space, but couldn't convert the new space to primary -I don't know if have to do this this in order to get the extra space on my C drive-, when I try to do it easeUS throws this error:
The operation could not be completed there is no empty slot in mbr
Made another search again on superuser and Google see what is this about and got bunch of useful results, most importantly:
bottom line is, I can't have another primary drive since I already have 3 primary ones and from one of the results:
So what you should do is clean up and consolidate some partitions. Such as the recovery partition, it is empty and contains nothing, so delete it
So, couple of questions
First: is it safe to remove the Recovery partition? because if so then I can even have more free space -7.6 Gigs- for my C drive.
Second: if I managed to do that successfully, how can I add these two free spaces volumes to the C drive?
I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to partitioning and HDD, Thanks in advance