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Windows 7: My Windows 7 partition is entirely too small!!!!

04 Apr 2011   #1
pinksocking

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
My Windows 7 partition is entirely too small!!!!

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I formated my drive. I then made a partition (C) roughly 12GB so it would fit Win7 and I would install everything to the 300gb partition (D)...

But i've hit a bit of a road block. There are 60MB left on the first partition... and I guess regardless when things get installed, they need to put folders into the system folders

Like Microsoft office 2010... I'm trying to install it to my D drive but it's telling me my C drive has no room...

What are my options? :/


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04 Apr 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Enlarge the C partition. Most people use 40 or 60 minimum.
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04 Apr 2011   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pinksocking View Post
I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I formated my drive. I then made a partition (C) roughly 12GB so it would fit Win7 and I would install everything to the 300gb partition (D)...

But i've hit a bit of a road block. There are 60MB left on the first partition... and I guess regardless when things get installed, they need to put folders into the system folders

Like Microsoft office 2010... I'm trying to install it to my D drive but it's telling me my C drive has no room...

What are my options? :/
Give the system partition about 80GB
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04 Apr 2011   #4
pinksocking

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

How do I enlarge it?
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04 Apr 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

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04 Apr 2011   #6
pinksocking

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Okay, I've downloaded it. I'm a bit confused. I have the program up and running. I don't have any unallocated space... do I need some? My D partition has 250 free GB... Can I transfer that over some how?
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04 Apr 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to enlarge C with Disk Management,

1. Save everything from D to an external drive.
2. Then right click on D and delete the volume to get unallocated space.
3. Right click on C and extend it to at least 50GB
4. Right click on the remaining unallocated space and define a new D partition
5. Move the saved data back to D

That is the easiest way to do it. Else you will need another program like Partition Wizard. But even then I would first backup the data on D for safety reasons.
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04 Apr 2011   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pinksocking View Post
Okay, I've downloaded it. I'm a bit confused. I have the program up and running. I don't have any unallocated space... do I need some? My D partition has 250 free GB... Can I transfer that over some how?
Yes you need some unallocated space.

Yes, you effectively transfer from one partition to another.

Haven't use PW in a while. Probably you shrink D and give the new space to C. It's easy to operate.
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04 Apr 2011   #9
pinksocking

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I used PW and changed my D drive to 200GB so I now have 50 free unallocated space..

How I merge the C drive with this unallocated space now?
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04 Apr 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Regardless what you do, backup your data from D first. Last time I used PW, I lost 3 whole partitions - it was, of course, my fault. But it is easy to make a mistake. Fortunatey I had an image of everything.

I still think it would be easier for you to use Disk Management as described above.
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