Out of Room - Now What?


  1. Posts : 157
    Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
       #1

    Out of Room - Now What?


    I seem to be in the "dire straits" in regard to the amount of room I have on my PC. I use a Dell Optiplex 760 tower, with Win 7 Pro OS, 64-bit, dual partition. Yes, I'm familiar with many various software programs which show HOW the space is being used on my PC; however, not being extremely tech savvy, these do me little good, as I'm usually always left in a quandary about eliminating "this or that" from the system without full knowledge about it.

    So, I really don't know what to do at this point (????). I have scrutinized my installed programs, and it seems that I need everyone of them.

    Attached is a screenshot of both C and E. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thanks so much.
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  2. Posts : 12,012
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #2

    You can make E smaller and assign that saved space to C.

    Most likely you'd need Partition Wizard to do it. A free download.

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can get a better look at your partitions.
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  3. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #3

    ignatzatsonic said:
    You can make E smaller and assign that saved space to C.

    Most likely you'd need Partition Wizard to do it. A free download.

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can get a better look at your partitions.
    As ignatzsonic says, resizing your partition would be your best bet. However, make sure you have everything backed up before doing so.
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  4. Posts : 4,287
    W10 Pro desktop, W11 laptop, W11 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
       #4

    Looks like you have a 240GB or so sized drive there which is small by today's standards. You should do what was suggested (shrink E:, expand C: ) but you should also consider getting a larger drive. For instance, here's a 500GB drive for $55: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com
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  5. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #5

    strollin said:
    Looks like you have a 240GB or so sized drive there which is small by today's standards. You should do what was suggested (shrink E:, expand C: ) but you should also consider getting a larger drive. For instance, here's a 500GB drive for $55: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com
    Excellent idea but, if the OP doesn't already have one, I would rather see him buy an external drive or similar arrangement to back up his computer's drive first.
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  6. Posts : 157
    Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    All of you . . . Thanks so much for your willingness to help. Prob is being resolved. Thanks again.
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