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Windows 7: Disk partion help with sisters laptop

06 Jul 2012   #11
channa

windows 7 home premium x 64
 
 

Op is from uk so different time scale to most of you!!! To be honest i have no clue as to what your telling me as im useless with computersand know only very basic stuff compared to you guys...

I say im having a similar problem because on my new laptop it to has these two partitions and im used to only have one...A C drive! As you can see from the snippet of my sisters laptop her C drive is full,but D has plenty of room...I was asking you for the best course of action to rectify this... If it is at all possible for you guys to take me through it step by step that would be great and save me alot of money getting somebody out to show me how...Once i know how to do it on my sisters laptop ill be able to use my laptop in the same way and use both drives effectively.

i have no idea how to uninstall and re install from one drive to the other,i see Gregrocker says delete D and extend C,ill wait to here from you then take the action recommended...Again thank you for your time in this matter.


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06 Jul 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Make sure you've moved any data you want to save off of D, then try deleting it in Disk Management as shown in this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Delete

If it fails you'll need to turn off the paging file which somehow incorrectly landed on D, then after deleting D turn it back on to place it on C, as shown in Steps 8 and 9 here: Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Once deleted you can extend C into the space: Partition or Volume - Extend
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06 Jul 2012   #13
channa

windows 7 home premium x 64
 
 

Thank you greg
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06 Jul 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let us know if you're successfull!
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07 Jul 2012   #15
channa

windows 7 home premium x 64
 
 

Well despite your help i havent been able to sort anything,ive follwed the steps but it make no sense to me to begin with so ive no chance in understanding it now...I will find a computer whizz this week to sort them...Many thanks
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07 Jul 2012   #16
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where are you running into problems? Let us know, someone's around who can help you!
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07 Jul 2012   #17
channa

windows 7 home premium x 64
 
 

Ive been playing around while my youngest has a nap,I've managed to move pictures and what not off of C drive and on to D its freed up space but there is still only 6gb free on C Ive no idea what else i can move and if it's going to affect the pc.Im thinking if i was to get a external Hdd move all the pictures videos and what not onto that then try deleting D as mentioned and extend C...Also back the whole lot up to the external hdd
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07 Jul 2012   #18
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by channa View Post
I say im having a similar problem because on my new laptop it to has these two partitions and im used to only have one...A C drive! As you can see from the snippet of my sisters laptop her C drive is full,but D has plenty of room...I was asking you for the best course of action to rectify this...
It would be helpful for you to make us aware of your true end goal. Do you want to end up with one "drive" [C:], or two [C: and D:]? You say in your quote above you're used to having only one drive (indicating to me that you might want only one drive). But then in your last post you're moving stuff from C: to D: because C: is close to full (and it's odd that C: is consuming that much space to begin with unless there's a lot of user data and temp junk there).

If it was me I would want two drives. One for OS/apps, the second for personal data. To me that setup allows for the easiest recovery in case of physical drive failure or malware infection.

It may also be worthwhile to figure out why C: is so full to begin with.

Please let us know. Plenty of folks around here to help!
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07 Jul 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

Do you have enough space to move the data off of D so you can delete it and extend C into its space? I gave you the steps to do this with illustrated tutorials.
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08 Jul 2012   #20
channa

windows 7 home premium x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have enough space to move the data off of D so you can delete it and extend C into its space? I gave you the steps to do this with illustrated tutorials.
No mate so im going to get a external drive and move all the data i want from D drive to the external drive then follow your tutorial.Thank's again
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