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Windows 7: Partition

01 Nov 2013   #1
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
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Hello i own a MSI EX600 laptop,it has a 35GB C Drive and a D Drive of 200GB,I like to increase the c drive,how should i?

Thanks


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01 Nov 2013   #2
Kari

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If I read the specs of your laptop correctly it only has one HDD. If so it means that your HDD is simply partitioned to two partitions and you can change the size of those simply by following the instructions in these tutorials:Kari
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01 Nov 2013   #3
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hi,thanks for the reply,i had to say to that i see this too BD-ROM DRIVE F,AT THE MOMENT IT HAVE 1GB RAM AND CAN BE EXTENDED WITH 4GB IN ALL AND DIDNT TOLD YOU THAT IT HAVE WIN VISTA HOME PREMIUM,

core 2 duo cpu t7250 @2.00 ghz 32bit
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01 Nov 2013   #4
Kari

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You cannot shrink or extend CD, DVD and BD drives!

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management, instructions here: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Kari
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01 Nov 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. The BD-RON is irrelevant in this context.

2. 1GB of RAM and Vista is OK - samr procedure.

3. After you shrunk the D drive (see tutorial that Kari posted) you need to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last entry 'Home' on the webpage). Download this .iso and burn it to CD. Then boot your laptop with that CD.

See this PW video tutorial on how to extend a partition.

The reason you need the Partition Wizard is because after you shrunk the D partition, the unallocated space will be to the right of partition D. Windows Disk Management or Command Prompt cannot deal with that. For Windows, the unallocated space has to be to the right of the partition that you want to extend (the C partition in your case). But PW can extend with any unallocated space on the disk. Just be aware that the operation may take a while because PW has to showe all the data of D to the right.
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01 Nov 2013   #6
Kari

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Good point Wolfgang, I didn't even think about the fact that the free space would be "at the wrong end". Partition Wizard solves this.
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01 Nov 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right Kari. That little detail is sometimes being forgotten.
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01 Nov 2013   #8
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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01 Nov 2013   #9
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

after all this i need to format,can i do factory default nstead?
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01 Nov 2013   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Sorry but I do not understand what you mean. Why do you need to format?

Anyway, you seem to have only a bit over 10GB of data on your D: drive. If you have an external USB hard drive to use, you could copy all your personal stuff from D: to external HD, then delete the whole D: drive, extend C: and create a new D: to remaining space. (If you do not understand something here, just come back and ask.)

Tutorials:Kari
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