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Windows 7: Hard Disk Partition question

03 Apr 2011   #1
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Hard Disk Partition question

Hi friends
I read this tutorial
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Now, i have 1 HARD DISK 220G which divided to 2 NTFS Partition:
-C (physical drive where windows installed) Partition 100G
-D -an empty Partition 120G

My question-is it possible BY using Disk Management to shrink D to 50G and add the remaining 70G to C ?
(so C will be 170G and D 50G )

Thanks!


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03 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
Hi friends
I read this tutorial
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Now, i have 1 drive divided to 2 Partition:
-C (physical drive where windows installed) Partition 100G
-D -an empty Partition 120G

My question-is it possible BY using Disk Management to shrink D to 50G and add the remaining 70G to C ?
(so C will be 170G and D 50G )

Thanks!
Yes.

But this utility is easier to use;

EASEUS FREE Partition Manager Software. Free Partition Magic alternative for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Hard Drive partition software.

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #3
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks Mike,
How can i do it with windows Disk Management?
Is it possible at all to extend C partition even though windows instillation on it ?
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03 Apr 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If disk management shows something like this, reading left to right:

C D

and you then shrink D, the freed up space will be to the right of D, like this:

C D unallocated


And you can't then add the unallocated to C because D is in the way.

You have to use a third party utility in such a case.
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03 Apr 2011   #5
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If disk management shows something like this, reading left to right:

C D .
Thanks ignatzatsonic, that's exactly my situation. thanks for the explanation.

Any other recommendations for SAFE and SIMPLE app.'s?
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03 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
Thanks Mike,
How can i do it with windows Disk Management?
Is it possible at all to extend C partition even though windows instillation on it ?
There are one or two problems in Windows Disc Management in this particular case, so I would advise you to use the utility for what you want to do here.

Yes you can extend or resize any partition, always assuming that you have the space to do it. Here is a "Step by Step" for doing something similar with this tool;

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It was not designed as a tutorial it's just a dialog with another user here, but it should suffice to explain things.

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #7
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks again, looks like Easeus is safer...
Any other app.'s?
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03 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi View Post
thanks again, looks like Easeus is safer...
Any other app.'s?
There are lots of others, but I can't recommend any other free ones, I have not used them all, but quite a few, and many of the commercial applications are not very good either. I use the Easeus on my personal machines, and I have recommended it often to others. No problems reported.

Although I have never had a problem with any software from Easeus, run a complete backup before you do anything like this, and even when using Windows Management! Something can always go wrong!!!

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've used Partition Wizard successfully and it is generally well thought of here.
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03 Apr 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

We use Partition Wizard here to help with hundreds of complicated partitioning operations without failure.

Use the free boot CD: Partition Wizard

If you'll post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, we can give you customized steps. However generally you would rightclick D to resize it from the left, by dragging the left grey border to the right, click OK. Then rightclick C to drag it's right grey border to the right to take up the space, click OK, Apply all steps.
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