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Windows 7: Need to Extend C Drive


23 Aug 2012   #1

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Need to Extend C Drive

I am running a Win 7 64-bit machine with an extra HD (F: in my screenshot). I have been reading and found the help I needed to delete an added partition and extend it to my D drive but my C is in the red.
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My son is usually my personal geek but he is deployed and can't help me. I am totally paranoid about using command line so if there is another solution then that would be my first preference.

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I have downloaded the Partition Wizard but wanted a bit of direction before I go off and tear something up.

Thank you in advance,

A



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23 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Did you download the bootable version from the bottom of this link?

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

If it's D that you want to delete, you are going to have to find some other place to put the data on it temporarily.

Looks like D has over 200 GB of data. Where can you put that temporarily? Won't fit on F?

Or do you want to delete some other partition?

You can't extend C onto F.

You can move space from D to C, but D would remain, albeit smaller.
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23 Aug 2012   #3

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"You can move space from D to C, but D would remain, albeit smaller."

This is exactly what I want to do. Do I need the bootable version for this or can it be achieved in Windows and I just haven't figured it out?

I could move all the data from D if necessary but I really want to just push a few Gigs over to C.
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23 Aug 2012   #4

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The bootable version is preferred here.

I would not begin the operation unless I had everything on D backed up somewhere.

Bootable PW is highly reliable, but safety first.
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23 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Ok I have that. While I was waiting I followed their directions but my unallocated space didn't show up between C and D. It's after D. I am sure I'm just missing something relevant in their step-by-step. Will keep banging away at it.
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23 Aug 2012   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You are missing something.

Look here, option 3

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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