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Windows 7: partitioning windows 7 primary volume

14 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
partitioning windows 7 primary volume

my pc operating system is installed in c drive which is 25 gb in size, and d drive is 50 gb.
is it possible to shrink 5 gb space of d drive and add it to c drive?


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14 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Should be. Open the virtual disk manager (right click computer icon select manage, click disk management), you'll see your drives as bars across the screen.
Right click the bar for D: and select shrink, then enter the size you want to shrink by.
Finally right click C: this time choose extend volume.

Should now be done.
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14 Sep 2012   #3

windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Should be. Open the virtual disk manager (right click computer icon select manage, click disk management), you'll see your drives as bars across the screen.
Right click the bar for D: and select shrink, then enter the size you want to shrink by.
Finally right click C: this time choose extend volume.

Should now be done.
i shrinked d drive by 1 gb, and when i right clicked on c drive, extend volume was not enabled. so i couldn't select it. any other way. both my drives are NTFS
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14 Sep 2012   #4

7 x64
 
 

It is possible but you may not be able to do it with the Windows Disk management. You may need a 3rd party partitioning program like Acronis Disk Director or some other program like that.
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14 Sep 2012   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Take a look at this, it will show you how to do that:

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Regards,
Golden
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14 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I don't think Disk Management will do it if the free space isn't at the end of the volume you're expanding.
If would have to be [C] [free space] [D] not [C] [D] [free space]. You'd likely have to create a partition in the free space and make the two a dynamic disk. Or use another utility to do it. I'd back up anything important to external media incase it all goes wrong.
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