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Windows 7: How to move a HDD partition over to your (C:) drive (boot drive)

31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
How to move a HDD partition over to your (C:) drive (boot drive)

Hi all,

I think I might be posting this in the wrong section, but I didnt see anything related to Hard Drives for sections, so I thought I'd post it here. Sorry if it's incorrect. Anyways, onto the problem.

So I bought my laptop, and its an ASUS G55V, with a 750GB HDD. Unfortunately, it came partitioned with a (D: ) drive. I tried departioning it, and it worked. But what happened is that it just removed the space from the (D : drive, and wouldnt let me allocate it to the (C: ) drive! Not sure why... Am I doing something wrong? I'll show you what I did.

I navigated to Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools, then to Computer management. I then went to disk management, and shrunk my (D: )drive as much as it would let me. Then it wouldnt let me expand my (C: ) drive! Not sure what to do. Here's some pics:

This shows the main drive, the partion, and the unallocated space. Now look what happens when I try to expand the (C: ) drive:

I'm unsure of what to do.. Can anyone help me? I want all my space on my main (C: ) drive, as well it makes it easier..

Thanks for the help!

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31 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Use Partition Wizard to expand C: into the unallocated space left when you deleted D:. The Windows Disk Management tools are not as good as the free tools of Partition Wizard.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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31 Oct 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


You have not yet deleted D. Rightclick D in DIsk Mgmt to Delete it, then rightclick C to Extend it into the space made. Partition or Volume - Extend
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31 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit

Use EaseUS Partition Master software, it is free and works fine.
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