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Windows 7: Need to add more gb's to C drive...

08 May 2012   #11
Raner777

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Guys for the info...let me see how much stuff I can delete or change to another drive and that should give me some breathing room... again THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ....RaNeR...


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08 May 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Take a look here as a starting point on the complexity and problems associated with what you have in mind:

Change a Basic Disk into a Dynamic Disk
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08 May 2012   #13
Raner777

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I think I'll just go with my previous comment and I know I can't mess up doing it that way...
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09 May 2012   #14
JamieFell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raner777 View Post
Hello...
Just have a quick question... I want to install a hard drive and assign it to C drive....
that is were my windows 7 OS calls home. At the moment I have a small 60gb SSD and want to add a bigger one but just want to add more gb's to make C drive bigger that's all. what will I have to do to assign it C drive if it can be done...Thanks...
Hi this is my first post on SevenForums, I hope it helps you.

You said you wished to combine disk space from your SSD with a new HDD by having files located in drive. This is possible through Disk Management.

Firstly, you must install the new HDD or SDD that you have bought. After that you should in the start menu type in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter, disk management shall appear.

On the NEW drive you may need to make it active but that's not a problem. Once that has happened assign it a letter and make it NTFS. Once this has done initialize the disk and it should be ready to use. Now, right click on the NEW drive and select "change drive letters and paths"

In this dialog it will show the drive letter it currently has, click on add. Once you click add you need to mount this drive in an empty NTFS folder. You should click browse, navigate to your C drive, and then press new folder. Name it something relevant i.e. New Disk. Select the folder and select ok. Save it by pressing ok a few more times and now you are ready!

You can now test this by going into C:\ and now the mount point shall be there! It works as a shortcut but it is saved in the C drive, but uses the storage space from the new drive.

I hope this has helped you, if you have questions reply on here

Jamie
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09 May 2012   #15
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I would like to suggest leaving the drive arrangement as it is, I'm sure you would be fine if you removed programs from C:\ reinstalling if needed on the HDD partitions.
Also change the locations of Documents\pictures\downloads folders to the HDD, this is only beneficial if they contain a fair size of files, if it's a few, don't bother.
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09 May 2012   #16
Raner777

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi just wanted to thank each and everyone of you all for taking the time to help with my hard drive question... Looks like I got enough info to figure out what to do... you all have a great day...
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