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06 Jul 2011   #1

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i cannot increase my size of drive c...

hey please tell me how to increase the size of my drive c... i tried many software but they did not work at all.. please help me....
Waiting for a positive reply...

Regards,
djshonrock

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06 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 64
 
 

Have you tried Partition Wizard?
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06 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello djshonrock .


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
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06 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows Consumers Preview
 
 

here it is... i can free up to 16 gb of space from e drive...


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06 Jul 2011   #5
whs

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The easiest would be to backup your D partition and delete that partition. With that unallocated space you can then expand your C.

Then you shrink E and create a new partition for your Dadda data.

PS: that drive is extremely small. Did you consider to upgrade it to e.g. a 500GB drive or move the data from D and E to an exernal drive.
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06 Jul 2011   #6
mjf

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
PS: that drive is extremely small. Did you consider to upgrade it to e.g. a 500GB drive or move the data from D and E to an exernal drive.
A really good idea if possible.
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06 Jul 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
hey please tell me how to increase the size of my drive c...
Post that diskmanagment snapshot again and this time maximize, drag dividers so that we can see more.

to run diskmanagement:
Start | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER.



HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo (this pops up a menu) |
X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field. This is very important, otherwise, needed info is not visible.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Click on the paperclip icon in that row of icons at the top of the message box.
Click on a BROWSE button. There are 5 of them.
Navigate to the folder containing the snapshot.
Click on the snapshot.
Click on the OPEN button.
Click on the UPLOAD button adjacent to the 5th BROWSE button.
Close the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS window.
Position the cursor at the spot in the message where you want the
snapshot to appear.
Click on the PaperClip again.
Click on the file which you want to insert
Attach code will be inserted into your message.

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also which operating system is installed on this computer?
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08 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows Consumers Preview
 
 

here is the next disk management snapshort: and then i run win 7 ultimate... i am going to buy a 1 TB hdd the next week...


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08 Jul 2011   #9
whs

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When you have the 1TB drive, move D and E to there and delete those partitions on the current drive. Then you have unallocated space next to C on the current drive with which you can extend your C. I would not recommend to move the OS to the 1TB drive - could be slower than the small drive.
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08 Jul 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

djshonrock,

I noticed in your system specs you list xp pro and Vista.

Now what operating system do you really have installed on your computer at this time?

What operating system do you plan to install?

you should give consideration to the suggestion from whs.

We can assist you and give suggestions for abandoning a dying horse (xp) and riding on a thoroughbred, Win 7.

Important for us is to know what your plans are so that we can make valid suggestions.
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