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Hey guys,

I have Windows and Linux on the same hard drive to dual boot. I want to get rid of the Linux partition.

If I use something like Darik's Boot and Nuke and erase the Linux partition, will that just add the free space to my Windows free space? Cause I had it set up where XP was using 250GB of my 500GB hard drive, and Linux had the rest of the 250GB.. so my free space should just increase, right?
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If you delete the other partition, it will become unpartitioned space that will not be utilized by the windows partition. However, you can go into disk management in the windows, and expand the windows partition, then it will show up as free space in the windows partition. Good luck .
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If you delete the other partition, it will become unpartitioned space that will not be utilized by the windows partition. However, you can go into disk management in the windows, and expand the windows partition, then it will show up as free space in the windows partition. Good luck .
Ah, so delete partition. then simply use Disk Management from Windows and add the leftover space to the number it already has? Sounds easy enough.. Thanks for the luck!
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well, i believe you just right click the partition of windows in disk management and click expand volume. then it will evaluate how much it can be expanded....and if the number looks to be right, then yes, you just click ok and it will absorb the unpartitioned space.
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well, i believe you just right click the partition of windows in disk management and click expand volume. then it will evaluate how much it can be expanded....and if the number looks to be right, then yes, you just click ok and it will absorb the unpartitioned space.
Excellent. Thank you so much!! +rep
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glad i could be of service
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Ah, another question..

When I load up Darik's Boot and Nuke, it shows me my hard drive and 4 partitions.. the partitions obviously don't say "Windows XP" and "Linux", more of a 0,0,0,1 and 0,0,0,2 or something like that...

So, there are four partitions which leads me to believe:

0,0,0,1 = XP (since it was installed first)
0,0,0,2 = XP free space
0,0,0,3 = Linux (since it was installed second)
0,0,0,4 = Linux free space

Would this be a correct assumption? It doesn't tell me the size of the drivers either, which adds a little bit of confusion as well.
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