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Windows 7: Assign Space to C partition

23 Nov 2010   #1
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 
Assign Space to C partition

Right, My Toshiba laptop had 116GB assigned to C and 116GB assigned to D.

I resized the D partition to 50GB so now I have 60 something gig of spare unallocated space lying around. I wanted to extend the C partition origionally so I could have more room on there but ive now discovered Windows management won't allow an extension on C, Im now buggered me thinks.

All I need to do is allocate the space taken off D, to C.

How can I do this?

Thank you all


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23 Nov 2010   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I do not have the link to the site but it should be easily foung on google. Download a free third party took called Partition Wizzard. I think it will do the job for you. Just so you will know, disk management can only extend a partition that is adjacent to the one youu want to extend and it has to be to the right of the current partition.

I believe the information I am giving you is correct.
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23 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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23 Nov 2010   #4
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Is it safe to use?
Also I have TrueCrypt to Encrypt files and partitions and I obviously have to keep the software to get back into the whatever is encrypted, I don't mind I was wondering if partition wizard is safe to use on my OEM hard drive and can I delete the software afterwards without repercutions or is it safer to keep the software installed?
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23 Nov 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Partition Wizard if rocket safe. Do you think we would recommend flaky programs. Most senior people around here use it.
And I would never delete it. That should be standard in your toolkit - including the bootable CD that could bail you out when your system does not boot because of a disk problem.
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23 Nov 2010   #6
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

I didn't mean you'd give me a dud programme, I just meant I wanna make sure I ask everything incase I do something silly with it and BANG, bye bye laptop. Sorry.

Ive downloaded and installed it, I right clicked C and clicked merge but it wouldn't let me, I haven't gotten around the programme yet obviously so I may well be doing something wrong. I cant make a Bootable ISO disk because my laptop has no disc drive, half netbook, half notebook. Its a 13"!
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23 Nov 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not sure what you did wrong, keep trying and read the Help info and Ted's tutorials (there are a few).

I am sure you have a USB port. If you also have an external disk, I recommend you image your system. That is the safest way to get you back on your feet (within 20 minutes) in case your system goes on the blink. Watch my video tutorial and you'll know how to do it: Imaging with free Macrium
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23 Nov 2010   #8
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

I don't think im allowed to assign unallocated space to C with the software.

When I click Merge on C it says: This function is not supported in minitool partition wizard home edition.

Heres my drive:

*:SYSTEM - NTFS - 400MB - Active and Boot - Primary
C:WINDOWS - NTFS - 116.37 - System - Primary
D:BACK UP - NTFS - 48.83 - None - Primary
*: - Unallocated - 67.29 - None - Logical

Ive missed out whats been used and whats free, just total sizes. Im trying to merge *: with C:WINDOWS, windows partition tool wont allow it either. Is it because it's the system/windows partition that it wont let me?
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23 Nov 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Best you post a picture of your Disk Management. Then we'll see what can be done.
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23 Nov 2010   #10
Codie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Thank you whs:


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