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Windows 7: C drive too small to operate effectively

04 Sep 2015   #1
Sligo

W7 professional 64
 
 
C drive too small to operate effectively

Greetings from AZ USA:
W7 64 bit professional. My C drive is full because I was too cheap when I partitioned and unable to expand.
I do have a clean 500 GB internal to use. Is it possible to move the existing C contents to the big empty drive and have reliable system. If so advise with procedure please.Thank you,
Jim Wilson
AZ USA


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04 Sep 2015   #2
jc836

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops
 
 

IF you have a blank 500gb drive then clone the small one to it using Macrium Reflect or similar program.
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04 Sep 2015   #3
Sligo

W7 professional 64
 
 

Thank you Sir for the helpful reply. Will clone and hope for best!
Jim Wilson
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04 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps you could post a screenshot of Disk Management as described in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

You will have to adjust HDD boot order in BIOS after cloning, and also extend C partition later as the clone will be limited too (as far as I remember).
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04 Sep 2015   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

I have a feeling that the above will not work as Windows creates temp files to perform these operations, and as your disc is full they will likely fail.

If this is the case you will need to remove anything you no longer need, start with programmes, then move on to Disc cleanup, All though this might also fail because of the above.

You could also try Computer>properties>General>compress files.

Roy
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