Increase the size of C: Drive

Gigabyte / Ga=ep35-ds3r
May 23, 2009 at 13:26:05
Specs: windows xp sp2, Pent 2.2 Duo Core, 4
Do you have to have a program like Partition Magic to increase the size of C: Drive with XP installed on that drive? Are these programs reliable?

srloren


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#1
May 23, 2009 at 14:40:08
Try Easus Partition Manager from http://www.partition-tool.com/easeu...

Here's an extract: For home users, EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is totally free to let you enlarge or reduce any FAT32/NTFS partition on your hard drive with its main function Resize/Move in Windows 2000/XP/Vista.

I've always found it to be reliable but no guarantees. As always - backup critical files before using.


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#2
May 23, 2009 at 16:08:46
Thanks Valerie very much. Will it corrupt the system files or other files that are already on Drive C:, or does it increase the size without harming those files or that portion of the disc? TIA

srloren


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#3
May 23, 2009 at 16:43:54
We are assuming you have at least TWO partitions on your boot drive.

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#4
May 23, 2009 at 18:05:26
Thanks much OtheHill, yes I have 2 partitions on drive 0.

srloren


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#5
May 23, 2009 at 19:00:25
Why do you want to increase C? Install your programs on D.

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#6
May 23, 2009 at 20:43:21
I have read that when a partition gets over 75% full that it slows down your work. The C: Drive was created too small to begin with. I wanted to expand it by 10 or so gigabytes. Also some programs do not allow you to choose another drive than C: to install in. While I try to keep the system partition strictly for the system, some programs just install in C: I do have two more drives on this computer and they are partitioned to be Data, Backup, Adobe PS Scratch Disk, Temporary and Photos. I just wanted to expand C: a little so it won't bog down. I a few partitions because it allows me to defrag and Scandisk faster. Thanks Othe Hill for your input. I respect your thoughts.

srloren


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#7
May 23, 2009 at 21:34:37
I've used EASEUS Partition Manager myself to accomplish the same goal on numerous occasions -- you can't go wrong with it.

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#8
May 23, 2009 at 22:51:51
Thanks for the info...you folks never fail.

srloren


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#9
May 23, 2009 at 22:58:35
Sabertooth said it all...

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#10
May 24, 2009 at 04:42:07
as always, backup before resizing.

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#11
May 24, 2009 at 14:46:29
I will OtheHill. I started using Carbonite back up service, but have never tested it to see if it works, but I also do a Windows Back Up . Thanks again for your help...

srloren


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