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Windows 7: How do I add space to my C drive

16 Jun 2014   #1
nonameleft

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How do I add space to my C drive

I know there is a few threads around here with good explanation, but nothing seems to work for me. Here's a screenshot, and any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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16 Jun 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Here is a good tutorial, its in depth as well.

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16 Jun 2014   #3
nonameleft

Windows 7
 
 

thanks but I am not sure I understand how it will help me adding space to my C drive.
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16 Jun 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I was guessing you wanted to make that unallocated space, allocated.

If you just want more space then you would have to buy a HHD SSD.

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16 Jun 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You have "dynamic" disks.

Did you deliberately choose dynamic disks?

Generally, they are to be avoided and can be a pain to get rid of.

You'd need Partition Wizard 4.22 to go back to "basic" disks, which are usually preferable.

Is your C drive supposed to be a 32 GB model?
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16 Jun 2014   #6
nonameleft

Windows 7
 
 

Well I read that it would allow me to add space to my C drive but it didn't work and now I'm scared that turning them back to basic disk will wipe the data...
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17 Jun 2014   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The tool I mentioned above can convert back to basic without harming data, BUT, BUT, anything can go wrong so I wouldn't use it unless I had my stuff backed up.

Your C drive is apparently only 32 GB. Can you live with that?

Dynamic disks are a major complication and normally not used on personal PCs. They are more likely to be used in a corporate type environment and then only temporarily.
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17 Jun 2014   #8
otisdog

Windows 7 Home X64
 
 

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18 Jun 2014   #9
nonameleft

Windows 7
 
 

I definitively cannot live with a 32 GB drive, that's why I wanted to know if there is a way to add space to it
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18 Jun 2014   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

IMHO a 32 GB drive is just to small for Windows to be run on. If possible you'd be better off installing Windows to the Spinner drive and using the small SSD drive as a cache drive. Or just buy a bigger SSD drive. You could run disk cleanup, move your user folders or even move your user profile but that drive will just fill up again in a hurry. Turning off System Restore and disabling hibernation from the command line (deletes hiberfile.sys file) will free up some space. I would think linking/adding space on your spinner drive to the SSD will just negate the speed advantage of the SSD drive.
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