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Windows 7: Resize C Drive

02 Feb 2016   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

When using any such partition resizing tool, realize the process could take a long long time -- 'cause the tool has to "move" any discovered data "residing on the borders" from current partition over to resized partition. When I used Acronis Disk Director for a resizing -- I discovered time and patience is needed, and, the moved material was placed into a real geeky folder combination.


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04 Feb 2016   #12
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
Is there anyway I can reduce the size of D drive and add that reduction to C drive??
This is now possible without having the need to reformat the partition.

I've performed the task using Partition Magic:
Move/Resize Partitions in Single Internal HDD (Repartition).
Glad I stumbled upon this thread before starting a new one. In trying to create a data (D) partition on a newly installed HDD, I found I could only shrink the (C) drive down to 349GB, leaving 332GB Unallocated. 349GB for the system drive seems like a waste of space so I'll give your suggestion a try to free up some more space for the data partition.

Thanks-
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05 Feb 2016   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s best/safest to make and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD to manage partitions.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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05 Feb 2016   #14
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s best/safest to make and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD to manage partitions.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
That makes sense... is it too risky to re-partition w/MiniTool within Windows?
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06 Feb 2016   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It can be done sure, I just don`t recommend it
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06 Feb 2016   #16
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Just throwing this out as another option. I use Macrium Reflect Pro and when I clone a drive I have the option to create/resize the target drive's partitions into any size I choose, as long as the data will fit. In this case you'd have to clone to a spare drive, then back again to the original drive.

I tried 'resizing' an existing drive once and it was miserable, took over 16 hours. The clone method took just hours.
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06 Feb 2016   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I've never had any issues using free mini tool
It is recommended to disable sleep and hibernation before
Depending on the security that is installed there might be issues if it blocks or disrupts the process though
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06 Feb 2016   #18
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
That makes sense... is it too risky to re-partition w/MiniTool within Windows?
As AddRAM said, it's doable and that's actually how I did it (relatively safe).

But I also had an external back up of everything I need.
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11 Feb 2016   #19
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I downloaded pwfree91-x64 & rufus-2.6, followed this and received this popup.

'ISO image seems to use an obsolete version of ‘vestment.c32’.
Boot menus may not display properly because of this

A newer version can be downloaded by Rufus to fix this issue:
- Choose ‘yes’ to connect to the internet & download the file
- Choose ‘no’ to leave the existing ISO file unmodified
If you don’t know what to do, you should select ‘yes’.
'


Can anyone explain what's going on here???
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18 Mar 2016   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

This is what you saw?

Resize C Drive-2016-03-18_19h22_54.png

To answer your question, yes it is alright to let it download the updated version, I just tried it with those versions you mentioned. Following that guide as well.

Here is the result,

Resize C Drive-2016-03-18_19h33_14.png

Ready to go.


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