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Windows 7: Partition change


06 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Partition change

Hi.

What can I do, to get the partiton D to be C, and vice versa ?.



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06 Jul 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your OS is on C:

Can post a full screenshot?
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06 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Click on the Drive letter you want to Change then click Change Drive letter or path

After that click Change and assign a different letter then click ok

warning   Warning
It is highly not recommended to change the drive letter of where you OS is installed as a lot of programs rely on the Drive letter as a directory


See the attachment for more details

Also you can only use 1 Letter at one time

Josh


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06 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your OS is on C:

Can post a full screenshot?

Yes. OS is on C:

I posted a full screenshot


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06 Jul 2011   #5

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Download paragon free try.
PARAGON Software Group - partitioning, drive backup, hard disk maintenance

You can make D: & C: in to one partition, Delete & Extend

Make sure you backup first.
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06 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

computer/manage/disk management/change drive letter

if i have OS on c: & you'll change to d: !?!?!
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06 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I have a paid Paragon HDM 2010 and I just had a look and I didn't see an option to re-arrange partition locations, just to re-arrange "free space" locations, that wouldn't help you.


You cannot change the OS drive letter without disabling the OS completely, besides, Windows disk management won't allow that.
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06 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

try acronis disk director
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06 Jul 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.

The only real way to do it would be to shrink C: enough so the data from D: can be moved to the 'new' created partition then use Partition Wizard Boot Disk to resize the left side of C: partition into the 'old' D: space.


Have a look at this tutorial at the link below starting at Step Two for some ideas.
Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.
Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD
Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software


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06 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'll save you time and grief and just say....don't. Unless you are looking for an excuse to do a clean install.
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