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Windows 7: Swapping the C: and D: in Win 8

15 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 8
Swapping the C: and D: in Win 8


I am new to this forum
And I use Win 8

I don't know that I am allowed to post here or not

I have Win 7 Professional and Win 8 in my Laptop Toshiba Satellite C850D-M5010

The problem is C drive in Win 7 is D drive in Win 8
And D drive in Win 7 is C Drive in Win 8

I have allotted only a less space to D drive of Win 7

So I am not able to install more than 10 softwares in Win 8

Now My question is I can swap the files in C and D drive in Win 8 but Will it work

Will it understand that ?

Guide me

I am using Win 8 more than Win 7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2014   #2

win 7 ulty

i dont think it really matters which is c or d or x
you could go to control panel\admin tools\disk management
try to allow more space from 1 drive to another, or use software to do it
or simply change the install path of the programs when installing them
in other words tell it d\ programs or vice versa
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Post a Disk Management picture. Then we'll see what can be done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Search Google for EASEUS Partition Master Free. Download it.
Resize the C: or D: through that software
Make sure that you are doing it with your default Operating System.
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