how can i resize C Drive

April 25, 2011 at 22:32:55
Specs: Windows XP

I Want to extend the size of C drive where OS is installed where as C Drive is of 20 GB used 19.5 GB and free 422 MB and E:\ Drive is of 48.8 GB and free 48.7 GB.

So how can i extend the size of C:\ like 60 GB without losing data and corrupt OS
MY OS is Window XP and tel me for Window 7 Also.


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April 26, 2011 at 02:20:26
There is no risk-free method to accomplish what you want.

Before using any partitioning tools on your system you should back up all your important files to an external destination and be prepared to wipe the drive and re-install from scratch if something goes wrong.

There are any number of partitioning tools available for download and they are run from either a bootfloppy or bootable CD.

You would proceed by reducing the size of the E drive by whatever amount you want to increase the C.
Save and re-boot then proceed to expand the C into the space now freed up.

I have no experience with these type partitioning tools so am not in a position to recommend one over another, but the forums are full of threads created by people wanting help to recover their systems after re-sizing partitions went bad.

Be prepared for worst case.

Another option would be to un-install programs from the C drive and re-install them to the E drive to free up space on C and live with the current partition arrangement.

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April 26, 2011 at 05:40:44
Try EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition. It's free & works well:

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October 1, 2011 at 17:31:56
I would leave it alone. It may have a recovery partition and you may loose that. You didn't mention the model.

Just because the OP does not come back in 3 or 4 days to reply, does not mean he will not come back and reply.

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