how do enlarge d: drive?

September 10, 2010 at 16:23:23
Specs: Windows 7, pentium dual core 4gb
Fresh win 7 install on 1 tb internal drive. Win 7 partitioned to c: and d: , but the d: image drive is to small. Each time i try and install a new program it goes to the d: drive and there is not enough room. I cant get my printer software to install because of this. I am far from tech savy. Any help would be appreciated.

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September 10, 2010 at 16:42:51
Well how big are your C and D drives?

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September 10, 2010 at 16:57:37
Dunno is there is any good reason to partition but your choice for sure.

Windows 7 has built in app for expand and manage partitions. See help and support for exact details. You may be able to shrink C and expand D.

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September 10, 2010 at 17:39:33
I am shifting systems among family members. One left for college. I did not knowingly partition the drive. It had vista on it and I was upgrading with a fresh install of win 7. Now that i am trying to get the LAN printer software on the computer it says drive d: does not have enough memory to load. The total HD is 1 TB. the C: is partitioned to 500gb and the d: 20gb. I have a large block that is unallocated. I have tried the disk mgmt utilitiy in win 7. Thats how i ended up with the unallocated block. It wouldnt let me expand d: so I shrunk c: thinking it would free up space for D:. It still wont let me enlarge d:. I am baffled and confused.

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September 10, 2010 at 19:56:36
If you in fact have no more room to install programs to D partition, then you have three choices. The simple solution is to install your programs on the C partition, which you must have plenty of room. The second choice is to go to Disk Management in Windows 7 and make one or more additional partitions, using some, or all of the unallocated space. After creating an additional partition you then format it.

Now you come to the third choice. You can use the third or subsequent partitions just as they are, or you can now use the tools built into Windows 7 to shrink the new partition (E) and add the space to D. Hope that isn't too confusing.

To back up to the sizes of the existing partitions. Those sizes are ideal, in my opinion. The problem is you have them reversed. C should have been 20GB and D 500GB. Now, you will never use up the free space in C if you don't install stuff there.

If you didn't make the two existing partitions someone else obviously helped you. Get them to help sort this out if what I explained above doesn't make sense.

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