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Windows 7: hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

27 Jul 2012   #161
Kaktussoft

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Why not read the PW tutorials?!

You can make any partition you wish:
  • Larger (only if there is unallocated space there)
  • Smaller
  • Move left or right (only if there is unallocated space there)
So to extend C to the right side... you have to create unallocated space on the right. This can be done by shrinking the partition next to it. Shrink it from his left side. Shrink is called "resize" in PW.


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27 Jul 2012   #162
F5ing

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No data loss, problem solved = rep all the way around.

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Okay, maybe a little cheesy, but what the hey...


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27 Jul 2012   #163
F5ing

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
well done mate. bettet late than never.
dude just one more doubt:
how much percentage of C drive should be always free for smooth functioning of laptop?(I've heard that minimum 40% should be free)

In future can I extend the size of C drive by shrinking any other drive if need arises?
I see you're still here. Are you still looking for the answer to %?
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27 Jul 2012   #164
bigmck

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
well done mate. bettet late than never.
dude just one more doubt:
how much percentage of C drive should be always free for smooth functioning of laptop?(I've heard that minimum 40% should be free)

In future can I extend the size of C drive by shrinking any other drive if need arises?
I don't think that 40% number makes sense. You would always have 40% that you aren't using. A PC will function just as good with 90% of the disk full as with 50% full.
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27 Jul 2012   #165
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
how much percentage of C drive should be always free for smooth functioning of laptop?(I've heard that minimum 40% should be free)
Mate the smooth functioning depends mainly on the processing speed and RAM. HDD dont have much more to perform there. Still, 150 GBs is enough for C drive in normal course. If you want, you may change the locations of your user folders to another place than C drive, which will provide some more place in C .

User Folders - Change Default Location

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
In future can I extend the size of C drive by shrinking any other drive if need arises?
Anytime . Just follow the PW tutorials as Kaktussoft said. Bookmark this page http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html . In the left pane, all the functions are listed.

Moreover, there is sevenforums . So dont worry
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