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Windows 7: resize partition from driver d to c

06 Jan 2011   #1

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
resize partition from driver d to c

Hi All,

The subject says it all - does anyone know how to resize partition c as I have not much space left in it and partition d has more space that I hardly use.

Partition c has windows 7 installed in it. how do I make this partition bigger by transfering some space from partition d to partition c?

Is there any reliable free software that I can use to do this? is this possbile or it is risky?

Thanks for you help,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I use Partition Wizard and it is free.
Magic Server Partition Manager Software - Resize partition for Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2000.

Here is one of their tutorials which is what you are looking for.

Resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 - Move/Resize Partition safely

I would also make a backup image before doing it. I use
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
for my imaging.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Best FREE Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32 bit & 64 bit. EASEUS free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

<http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm>

Absolutely first class, and free!

As always when running such software MAKE A BACKUP FIRST!!

Their backup software is also first class;

Free backup and restore software for system backup and restore, partition or disk backup and restore, disk clone and disk image under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.

<http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/>

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Of course, you will need to move some stuff out of C: to D: before you do anything else.

A good candidate for moving out is often

C:\User\Downloads

Also, run a diskcleanup and defragment before you do anything else;

Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> Disk Cleanup




Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Of course, you will need to move some stuff out of C: to D: before you do anything else.

Regards....Mike Connor
Why would he have to move stuff out of C: ? He is expanding C: not shrinking it.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Of course, you will need to move some stuff out of C: to D: before you do anything else.

Regards....Mike Connor
Why would he have to move stuff out of C: ? He is expanding C: not shrinking it.

Jim
He might realize that moving the UserData to another drive frees up so much room that he doesn't need to extend the partition anymore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Of course, you will need to move some stuff out of C: to D: before you do anything else.

Regards....Mike Connor
Why would he have to move stuff out of C: ? He is expanding C: not shrinking it.

Jim
He might realize that moving the UserData to another drive frees up so much room that he doesn't need to extend the partition anymore.
That may be true but that opens a whole different problem as what can be moved. Could cause more problems then it is worth.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Just curious, why doesn't anyone use Disk Management to resize partitions. I used it recently and it worked fine. Maybe I was just lucky...........
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Of course, you will need to move some stuff out of C: to D: before you do anything else.

Regards....Mike Connor
Why would he have to move stuff out of C: ? He is expanding C: not shrinking it.

Jim
If he cleans up on C: he might not need to do anything else!

Resizing partitions is always a risk.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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