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Windows 7: Window update won't run, service is running, other issues

01 Oct 2013   #11
psymonds

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit o/s
 
 

Thank you for offering to help me consolidate C: and D:. If you are going to suggest that deleting D: and then using the unallocated space to Extend C: that's a great thought. The last time I tried to do that, the Extend Volume command was greyed out. I can shrink it, but I can't extend it.

Do you have experience with any of these free disk managers?
Easeus, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1 and Paragon Free Partition Manager
Are they safe to d/l? Are they safe to use? Do they work?

The second disk (Toshiba) is an external back up disk. Just ignore it.

Thanks.


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01 Oct 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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I have experience with partition wizard. You can't extend C because Q is on the right side of it.... the space is already occupied by Q! Did you make recover DVD's already? Are you making backups for disaster recovery? If your harddisk dies.... Lenovo (Q) is useless anyway.

Much data already on D? Just data like mp3, pictures, document etc? Or also installed programs?
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01 Oct 2013   #13
NoelDP

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Personally, I'd simply move all user data to the D: drive (using the system tools) until time for the next reformat - your current drives make it impossible (without using 3rd party software) to expand the C: drive at all.
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01 Oct 2013   #14
psymonds

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit o/s
 
 

Yes, I figured that Q was in the way. D is empty. I simple made it active figuring some space on another volume was better than wasted space. So, is the plan to move Q to the end? Then, when C & D are adjacent, they can be merged?

I see maybe I didn't think this through. I can delete Q, add that space to C or D. Reduce D, leaving some space at the end. Put Q there from the backup image? The real question is, will I be able to control where the usused 10GB needed for Q ends up? I suppose I create that by shrinking the new consolidated C.

I suspect this would all be much simpler with Partition Wizard?

The Toshiba, USB 3.0 2GB hard drive gets a fresh image of C: every night. I have a good image of S and Q, too. I have the "recovery" CD. I have an adequate disaster plan. I'm not concerned about that, but thanks for asking.
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01 Oct 2013   #15
psymonds

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit o/s
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Personally, I'd simply move all user data to the D: drive (using the system tools) until time for the next reformat - your current drives make it impossible (without using 3rd party software) to expand the C: drive at all.
Yeah, that is why I was content to leave it like this. The other guy is stirring up trouble!
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01 Oct 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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You can delete Q and D and the extended partition. But why not leave it as it is?
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01 Oct 2013   #17
NoelDP

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There is NO need to delete the Q; drive - simply move user datafrom the C: drive to the D: drive using the built-in system tools, and that will free up a lot of room, and allow expansion into the D; drive.

You can worry about 'tidying things up' at the next reformat - if you ever need to do one!
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