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how do i make my 'c' drive larger

October 29, 2010 at 13:03:19
Specs: Windows Vista

,i want to take space from my 'd' and 'e' drives (partitioned with my 'c' drive) as my c drive is nearly full,i have origanal vista disc.Can i do this without losing'd' and 'e' drives or do i have to take my pc back to scratch and do it again

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#1
October 29, 2010 at 13:11:22

A workstation product like Partition Magic, Acronis, or even a number of freeware apps [paragon. easeus ] will allow you to expand c: into free space on the drive.

Note the "free space". You need to backup and remove your d and e partitions then expand.


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#2
October 29, 2010 at 13:13:39

I have all my programs in the 'd' drive and all my games,music etc in my 'e'drive,i dont really want to delete them not sure how to save them!!!!!!!

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#3
October 29, 2010 at 13:15:58

You would NOT be advised to expand c: under any circumstances given these conditions.

Consider instead using a clone software like Ghost with a new larger hard drive. You can clone partition by partition, expanding c: to be larger and then when finished replace the main drive with the newly setup one.

Alternately you could backup d: and e:, remove the partitions, expand c: a bit, recreate the partitions d and e then do a restore.

Whatever you do do not try to shrink d: or e: and then expand c: or you will trash your drive.


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#4
October 29, 2010 at 13:25:23

thank you for the last bit,i WAS goin to shrink d and e to expand c,i might just put pc back to start and do it all again,will think over the weekend.

Thank you for ur advice,much appreciated

sapper

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#5
October 29, 2010 at 15:28:23

i took your advice 'wanderer',i downloaded a free partition program and it worked,my 'c' drive is bigger by 50gb now and pc is not so slow/sluggish as it was.

thanks again

sapper

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