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Windows 7: How to extend Primary Hard dirve memory.

07 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 Home 64bit
How to extend Primary Hard dirve memory.

Hi All,
I have a problem with extending my primay hard disk dirve meomory space for window 7 and hope that I can resolve without losing any of my file.

Here is my situation:
I have 2 hard disk drives C: (Primary- 231GB- 3.21free ) and J: (699GB -674GB free. After installing window 7, I'm using this dirve to save all my works). Now my primary Hard drive is almost full (only 3.21GB free) and I wanted to extend the memory space. Now I have two questions

1. How can I extend some more memory space into C: drive without deleting/formation J: drive?

2. I’m saving all my works in my J: drive I don’t know how did this primary C: drive memory got used. Is there any way I can see what is in this C: so that I can delete/move unnecessary things and make more space or

Advance thanks!


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07 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Hello Kum.

Firstly, it would help if you post a screenshot of your disk management layout.

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There are several things you can do to regain drive space on your C drive.
  1. Uninstall any programs you don't use.
  2. Move personal data such as photos, music, videos etc to your J drive or an external drive.
  3. Run Disk CLeanup. Regaining computer hard disk drive space.
  4. Defrag your C Drive.
  5. How to Regain Some Hard Drive Space - wikiHow
  6. Forty Ways To Free Up Disk Space
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07 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

It would be far easier and less chance of breaking things to just move any documents/movies/music/etc to the other partition than trying to contract one and extend the other.

If C is full from installed programs, again it would be easier to uninstall them from C and then install them to the other partition.
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07 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Another way is open Computer, Expand C\, highlight files to move and drag to J\. Hold the Shift button before dropping and release the mouse first to MOVE, otherwise it will COPY.
Be careful not to move any system files, since your OS is on C\.
As Stormy said, if there is alot of program installed to C\, you'd need to uninstall them and reinstall by pointing them to J\ instead of C\.
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07 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Kum, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the first link below, use only Step One to Move/Resize the left side of the J: partition to create unallocated space, when the Resize is complete close the Partition Wizard program and re-start the PC and use Windows 7 disk management to extend the C: partition into the new created unallocated space.
System Reserved : Create for Dual Boot
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 then boot the created CD to make the changes.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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